When talking about the greatest point guards of all time, the first names that come to mind are Magic Johnson and Stephen Curry. After all, they have revolutionized the position in their own ways. However, if you're going to ask Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone now, that honor should be given to Phoenix Suns star Chris Paul.
Malone was full of praises for Paul after the Suns swept and eliminated his Nuggets in the Western Conference semifinals. CP3 was pivotal for Phoenix all series long, and he even saved his best performance in the closeout Game 4 where he put up 37 points, three rebounds, seven assists and two steals with just two turnovers.
After such incredible performance, Malone couldn't even hate to see greatness unfold right in front of his eyes as he delivered the ultimate compliment for the veteran Suns playmaker.
“Chris Paul could arguably be the greatest point guard of all time,” the Nuggets coach said, per Michael Scotto of Hoops Hype.
Those are certainly big words to say, but it is not completely without merit. Besides, when it comes to being the best “pure” point guard in the NBA, one could argue that Chris Paul is on top of that list.
If one needs further proof of Paul's winning impact, then look no further at the improvements of his teams when he joined them. Aside from the Suns, remember when the 36-year-old guard joined the Oklahoma City Thunder and led them to the 2020 playoffs?
Of course, the only counterargument to his case is his lack of NBA titles. Nonetheless, should the Suns win it all this 2021, then CP3 could certainly make a strong case as the GOAT PG.