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Chris Paul’s perfect reaction to passing Magic Johnson in all-time assists list

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Though Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul has nothing but gratitude for passing Magic Johnson in the all-time assists list, he also has a long way to go before calling it quits.

After their game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, Paul thanked his teammates and loved ones for the parts they played in his life and career. The 11-time All-Star is grateful that he’s been in the NBA for 16 fruitful years which is a milestone in itself. He, however, made it clear that he has a lot of gas left in the tank.

Paul is now in fifth place in the all-time assists list after surpassing Johnson. Time will only tell if he can breach the top three. But there’s no denying that the heady playmaker is already among the best passers in NBA history.

CP3 dropped a game-high 13 dimes against the Bucks, helping the Suns eke out a close win in overtime. Much has been said about Paul’s superior basketball IQ, and he definitely put it on display.

Over the last two seasons, Paul has built a reputation for rejuvenating teams who have been struggling to take it to the next level. He did it last season with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He’s doing it now with the Suns, who are in second place in the Western Conference with a 41-16 record.

It’s quite a feat that he’s doing all of these at 35 years old. Chris Paul is not your typical athlete. Not only does he have the brains to survive in the NBA, but also has the stamina as well.