Suns star Chris Paul makes incredible NBA history ahead of the likes of Michael Jordan and LeBron James, against the Nuggets.
When Chris Paul first completed his move to the Phoenix Suns, many in the NBA community questioned it profusely. The common belief was that, at this point in his career, he may have finally given up on winning an NBA championship.
Fast forward just a few short months, and oh boy, how things change! The franchise was regarded as one of the best in the West heading into the playoffs. And true to their reputation, they dominated in the first-round, and even game-1 of round-2, against the Nuggets.
Speaking of game-1 against Denver, fans who watched the game will know CP3 came out with a vengeance. He played at his Point-God best, to say the least, displaying just why he is arguably the best floor-general in the NBA. And by the end of the night, he was able to do something that even LeBron James and Michael Jordan were unable to manage.
Chris Paul becomes the first-ever player 36 years or older to pull this incredible achievement off
Game-one of Nuggets vs Suns was entertaining but not as close as many would have expected. Both teams did seem to look almost equal in caliber during the first half. However, from the third quarter on, Phoenix started to pull away with the game and never looked back, ending the game with a 122-105 win.
Chris Paul performed particularly well, grabbing 21 points, 6 rebounds, and 11 assists. And, as StatMuse revealed on Twitter, this set a very impressive NBA record. Here is what they posted.
Chris Paul tonight:
He is the first player aged 36 years or older with a 20/5/10 playoff game since 1965. pic.twitter.com/PSR0TsAxdy
— StatMuse (@statmuse) June 8, 2021
Even at 36-years-older, Chris Paul almost looks better than he ever has in his career. It truly is incredible what he is doing right now, and the Phoenix Suns clearly rely on him very much at the moment.
But, can the Point-God keep this up and win his first-ever NBA championship? Or will there be a point where he crumbles either due to the pressure or an injury?