Chris Paul praises Deandre Ayton while jokingly dissing Devin Booker as the Suns ease past the Bucks in game one
Look at Chris Paul man, so inspirational!
A game-high 32 points, 4 rebounds, 9 assists, and 1 steal, while shooting 63.2% from the field, and 57.1% from three, in his first-ever finals appearance. ‘Point God’ doesn’t begin to define this player anymore.
Despite his personal success during this 118-105 victory though, CP3 refused to forget his teammates. After the game, during his interview, the star brought up Deandre Ayton’s interview. And during this segment, not only did he deliver some heart-warming lines on how he feels about DA, but also gave some light-hearted ribbing to Devin Booker.
Let’s get into it.
Chris Paul reveals he couldn’t be happier with the progress Deandre Ayton has made during this postseason
Ayton deserves some serious love from the NBA community.
Until now, he has been the often-forgotten player from the same draft class as Luka Doncic and Trae Young. But, with the Phoenix Suns, he has become the first out of any of them to reach the NBA finals.
Many remember how raw a prospect DA seemed to be at times during his first couple of years in the league. However, over the course of this season, the 22-year-old has transformed into the ideal big for a championship-caliber team. And it seems no one is happier than Chris Paul to see it happen.
Watch the clip in the tweet below.
Chris Paul says all the recognition Deandre Ayton is getting is well deserved.
“I couldn’t be happier for another guy on our team … not even you, Book.” 😂 pic.twitter.com/NxcLMwbOP0
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 7, 2021
It really is nice to see CP3 dominating in the finals and looking so happy right after a game. But, the celebrations will have to wait, for now at least.
The Milwaukee Bucks are a team with a dogged mentality, and we can’t imagine they will stay down for too long.
So, can the Suns carry their momentum all the way till the end? Or will the Greek Freak and the Bucks have a say in the matter?