Colin Cowherd praises Chris Paul, compares the ‘point God’ to the iconic television series, ‘The Sopranos’.
After 16 seasons plagued with injuries, mishaps, and sheer bad luck, Chris Paul is about to make his first NBA finals appearance with the Phoenix Suns following their 130-103 Game 6 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Leading from the front, the point god put up an inspiring performance against the Clippers, ending the game with 41 points, 31 of which came in the second half. Cp3 played the entire game with a sense of urgency, his relentless assault on the Clippers’ defense made it clear that he wasn’t going to be denied what he came for, rightfully so.
Arguably one of the greatest point guards to play the game, the one major chink in Cp3’s metaphorical armor is the fact that he’s never won a championship. Whether it was the injuries or a lack of chemistry with his teammates, the 36-year-old seemed destined to retire without ever getting his hands on Championship gold however, the beloved veteran now finds himself in front of what might be his last shot at fulfilling a lifelong dream and going by his track record this season, it might finally be time.
Colin Cowherd calls Chris Paul ‘Nuanced’, compares Cp3 to the ending of ‘The Sopranos’
Discussing the upcoming NBA finals between the Phoenix Suns and the Milwaukee Bucks, Colin Cowherd decided to shed some light on the reason he likes Chris Paul.
Pointing out how Cp3 never really fit the conventional idea of a superstar, Cowherd compared the point god to the ending of the critically acclaimed tv series, ‘The Sopranos’.
“Chris has been great for years, but Chris is like the ending to ‘The Sopranos’, he leaves some of it to interpretation. There’s nuance, I’m not sure, why doesn’t he do that but he does that well. Not everything is laid out perfectly for you and I think that’s why I like him, the same reason I love the ending of the Sopranos, it frustrates people.”
While the choice of the metaphor could have been a little better, Cowherd managed to get his point across. Comparing Cp3 to the ambiguous and never wracking ending of the widely popular Tv series, Cowherd believes, Chris Paul has always been a great player, but the fact that he might not have all the flashy weapons we associate with superstars could explain why his greatness may have gone unnoticed at times.
“We don’t think he plays like a star should, it is not neatly wrapped in a package the way I need to see it. He is not vertical, he is not powerful, he is nuanced and smart and clever and a leader. He does a lot of things that are hard to wrap your brain around, hard to see, hard to contextualize.”
One would be foolish to disagree with Colin on this one, in many ways Cp3 indeed is one of the most cerebral players the league has ever seen. The basketball IQ, the attention to detail, and the ability to lead and motivate are extremely rare qualities for a single player to possess.
In an era that has come to define greatness depending on the number of rings a player has, Chris Paul is finally at the precipice of putting an end to all the slander and doubt that has been directed towards him over the years. However, regardless of the outcome in the finals, there is little room left to question the point god’s hard-earned legacy.
“Chris Paul is like the ending of ‘The Sopranos.’ He leaves some of it to interpretation. There’s nuance and uncertainty and I think that’s why I like him.”
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) July 6, 2021