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“It’s an honor, a privilege and I’m grateful”: Chris Paul expresses his true emotions after passing Steve Nash to become the 3rd highest assists leader in NBA history

Advait Jajodia
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“It’s an honor, a privilege and I’m grateful”: Chris Paul expresses his true emotions after passing Steve Nash to become the 3rd highest assists leader in NBA history

Recording 18 assists in the Suns’ 112-100 win over the Pelicans, Chris Paul passes legend, Steve Nash, as the 3rd all-time highest assists leader in NBA history.

On Tuesday night, Chris Paul needed merely 8 assists to be the 3rd highest assists leader in NBA history. And with his 18-assists performance, CP3 managed to overtake legends Mark Jackson and Steve Nash with 10,346 career assists.

The historic night was even better as the “Point God” was able to lead Phoenix to their 2nd consecutive win. Recording 14 points and 7 rebounds along with his 18 assists on an efficient 75% shooting from the field, the veteran guard led the Suns to defeat the New Orleans Pelicans 112-100.

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Right after the game, Chris spoke about the historic milestone he had achieved. Paul expressed his true emotions:

“It’s amazing. My family is here. My dad, who put the ball in my hands when I first started. And playing against New Orleans, where it all started for me. That city will always be my family… It’s an honor, a privilege and I’m grateful. I thank God that I still get a chance to play.”

NBA Twitter reacts as Chris Paul moves up to the 3rd spot on the all-time assists list

As soon as Chris Paul moved up two spots on the all-time assists list, NBA Twitter went crazy with their reactions.

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Chris is now only behind Jason Kidd (12,091) and John Stockton (15,806) on the all-time assists list. Averaging 11.8 assists this campaign, we could very well be seeing Paul move up the list before the conclusion of his career.

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Advait Jajodia

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Advait Jajodia, a seasoned NBA journalist, has had a passion for the game for over a decade. His journey from admiring Kobe Bryant's precision to being in awe of Stephen Curry's long-range mastery instilled a profound understanding of basketball. With a background as a two-time National-level player, Advait uses his experience on the hardwood to offer insightful analysis. Over three years of dedicated sports journalism has equipped the 21-year-old with a unique perspective, reflected in his prolific portfolio of 3,700+ articles.

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