Former NBA champion turned ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins reminds everyone why Chris Paul is an all-time great point guard
The Phoenix Suns advanced to the western conference finals after sweeping the Denver Nuggets 4-0. The Suns clinched a playoff berth after 11 years this season and have been nothing but sensational.
It would not be wrong to say that CP3 has played a major role in the Suns’ resurrection as a franchise. The veteran point guard has uplifted the game of each player in the locker room.
The Suns that could not even make the playoffs last year were the second seed in the eastern conference this year with a 51-21 record.
Chris Paul: The unsung MVP for the Phoenix Suns
Paul has really turned the tide for the Phoenix Suns as they make their way to the western conference finals. It all began with eliminating the LA Lakers, who were the defending champions.
Despite struggling with a shoulder injury that series, the 11x NBA All-Star helped his team beat the Lakers. The NBA veteran sent a statement by sweeping the Nuggets, who recently had Nikola Jokic be crowned the 2020-21 NBA MVP.
Paul had 37 points in Game 4, which made him the only 3rd player in history to do so at the age of 36. The 1st two players to achieve this feat are Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Karl Malone.
The Suns made their first conference finals appearance since 2010. The former rookie of the year had this to say post his win, taking a jibe at his critics: “A couple of years ago, they was writing me off”
ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins recently tweeted about how he told everyone not to get fooled by NBA 2K numbers as he reminded everyone why CP3 deserved the MVP.
My MVP Chris Paul SWEPT y’all MVP!!! Carry the hell on… pic.twitter.com/ORM55Rdy09
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) June 14, 2021
Nuggets star Michael Porter Jr had this to say post match: ” I hope he wins a championship”. Michael had high words of praise for the veteran calling him a true leader and that every team he goes to becomes better.
This marks Paul’s second appearance in a conference finals. This may probably be his best chance to win the only thing missing from his Hall Of Fame resume, which is an NBA title.