Following a huge Game 1 win over the Bucks, Devin Booker compliments Chris Paul, calling the Suns veteran “the greatest leader to play” basketball.
In recent history, the Phoenix Suns have been a lottery team. However, this season, the organization has been changing that narrative. The team went from being one of the worst in the league to reach the NBA finals in only a span of 3 years. And Chris Paul has to be tremendously be credited for the franchise’s recent successes.
Behind the leadership of CP3, and the firepower of young talents like Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton, the Suns finished their 2020-2021 regular season with the 2nd best 51-21 record.
The Suns brought the same energy into the postseason, reaching their first-ever NBA finals in nearly three decades. After knocking out the Lakers, Nuggets and Clippers, the Milwaukee Bucks are the only team standing in between them and their first-ever title.
Devin Booker calls Chris Paul “the greatest leader to play” the game.
For someone who was playing his debut NBA Finals game, Chris “Point God” Paul, surely didn’t shy away from the big stage. In the huge 118-105 Game 1 win against the Milwaukee Bucks, CP put up 32 points, 9 assists, 4 rebounds on 63/57/100 shooting splits.
Chris Paul’s 1st NBA Finals Game🔥
16 PTS in 3rd Quarter
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) July 7, 2021
Several teammates and even opponents had some huge praises for the 16-year veteran. However, no compliment could’ve been bigger than Devin Booker’s. In his postgame interview DBook lauded Paul:
“Chris Paul’s been a bucket, man.”
Booker also added by calling Chris Paul “the greatest leader to play this game.”
Devin Booker: “Chris Paul’s been a bucket, man.” He also called CP “the greatest leader to play this game.”
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) July 7, 2021
Even at the age of 36, the future Hall-Of-Famer has been playing out of his mind. The 6-foot pass-first guard is well on his way to add an NBA championship, and maybe even Finals MVP, to his illustrious resume which already consists of 11 All-Star selections, 10 All-NBA selections and 2 Olympic gold medals.
After grabbing a 1-0 NBA Finals lead, Chris could lead the Suns to win their organisation’s maiden title. However, Phoenix isn’t going to let their emotions get the best of them and celebrate after Tuesday’s win.
Focusing on the upcoming games is what coach Monty Williams would be telling his boys. Knowing Giannis Antetokounmpo and the fierce competitor he is, he will surely enter Game 2 seeking revenge.
Game 2 of this Bucks-Suns finals will be held on Thursday at 9 PM ET.