Oklahoma City City Thunder point guard Chris Paul received some much-deserved recognition on Thursday prior to OKC’s hosting of the San Antonio Spurs at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The 34-year-old floor general, who will be making his 10th All-Star appearance during the 2020 All-Star Game at the United Center this weekend, was given recognition at center court.

Chris Paul was chosen as a reserve for “Team James” by team captain and good friend LeBron James. He has the second-most All-Star appearances among participants behind James’ 16.

After being traded to OKC from the Houston Rockets in the offseason, Paul had a slow start in the 2019-20 campaign. Some pundits were quick to note that Paul’s best days were behind him, but he once again proved them wrong.

Paul is notching 17.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 6.6 assists, and 1.6 steals in 54 games for the Thunder so far. He is a big reason why OKC has managed to surprise a lot of teams in the loaded Western Conference. The team is currently sixth in the division with a 32-22 slate.

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Apart from his stellar play, Paul’s guidance has also been instrumental to the growth of young guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who is also enjoying a career year for the Thunder.

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