Chris Paul has always been one of the premiere point guards in the league. He’s even made a case as an all-time great when it’s all said and done. But for some reason, an NBA title (or even a Finals berth) has eluded his career.

After 16 seasons in the NBA, it’s finally a reality. Chris Paul just clinched his first NBA Finals berth.

It couldn’t have happened to a much better guy, to be honest. 

A lot of pundits already wrote him off two seasons ago. He was labelled as done, washed up, and just a shell of his old self. Boy, were they all wrong. At 36 years old, Paul is just four wins away from his first taste of NBA glory. 

It didn’t come easy for Paul and the Phoenix Suns. The Los Angeles Clippers gave them one hell of a fight, even without their best player Kawhi Leonard. It was a testy series all throughout.

However, expect CP3 to rise to the occasion when the lights shine the brightest. He was definitely built for this moment.

Paul tied his career playoff-high with 41 points on 16-for-28 shooting from the field and an impeccable 7-of-8 from downtown. He even scattered eight assists, four rebounds, and three steals in the pivotal Game 6, as the Suns came away with a 130-103 win. 

The Suns Point God even recorded the second-highest points scored by a player 36 or older in the playoffs. Age is just a number, guys! Karl Malone holds the record with 50 points.

CP3 also became the first player to score 40 or more in a closeout game.

The Suns’ path to the Finals was never easy. They had to take out BOTH Los Angeles-based teams and the Nuggets led by league MVP Nikola Jokic. Now, they await the winner of the Bucks versus Hawks series.

Congratulations, Chris Paul. You certainly deserve this. Do you think he’ll finally get that elusive NBA title this season?


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