Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Chris Paul, at 34 years old, admits he now finds it hard to constantly jump.
In an interview with ESPN, Paul shared the elements of the game that come easy to him and those that have become difficult over time. While he said passing comes relatively easy for him now, jumping is a way different matter on the other end of the spectrum.
“I think what’s easier now is just knowing where people are going to be. I’ll be in a game and I’ll make a pass or something, and people are like, “Ooh, how’d you see that?” Well, there ain’t but so many different places you can go on a court. And so after playing for so long, you know that if you get a rebound and survey the court real quick and it’s three people over here, you know one more is going to be over here in the corner or on the wing” Paul explained.
“One of the tougher things now — and that’s what I’m working on this summer — is just jumping. I mean, constantly jumping.”
Paul is regarded as one of the greatest point guards in the history of the league. As he enters the tail end of his career, it would be interesting to see how he adjusts in a rebuilding Thunder team given his advancing age.