Chris Paul became the 6th player in NBA history to reach the 10,000 assist mark yesterday. He’s closing in on Magic Johnson at no. 5.
The Point God has to be brought up in any conversation regarding the greatest point guards in NBA history. CP3 is one of the greatest to ever do it, and he’s able to run any type of offense for any coach.
The amount of success that Chris Paul has had for every team he’s played signifies just how great he is. He continues to make teams elite just with his presence, even in his 16th season in the league.
The Phoenix Suns are slated to make the playoffs for the first time this year since 2010. This has been made possible in no small measure due to the influence of CP3. They beat the Lakers by a 111-94 margin last night as Paul reached the 10,000 assist mark for his career.
Chris Paul becomes the 6th player in NBA history with 10,000 CAREER ASSISTS! pic.twitter.com/pavbc9t6OY
— NBA (@NBA) March 22, 2021
‘Magic Johnson, we are coming for you’: Devin Booker congratulates Chris Paul
Paul is averaging 8.8 assists per game, and his career total stands at 10,004. Magic has 10,141 dimes to his name, which means that Paul is 138 dimes shy of moving up to no. 5 in career assists.
With nearly 40% of the season still left, Paul has the opportunity to overtake Magic Johnson this very year. At his current rate, CP3 can catch Magic in 16 games, leaving him enough room to widen the gap between his total and that of Magic.
Devin Booker is definitely aware of this fun fact, and he chose to rib the Lakers legend about this on Twitter.
Devin Booker on Chris Paul getting to 10k assists: “I keep telling him, I keep saying, ‘Magic, we are coming for you.'”
— Gerald Bourguet (@GeraldBourguet) March 22, 2021
What separates Chris Paul from other all-time great facilitators is how well he takes care of the ball. CP3’s 3.90 assists-to-turnovers ratio dwarfs that of every other player in the top 10.