Chris Paul is called the Point God for good reason, throughout his career, he has been one of the best playmakers the league has ever seen. Paul is ageing like fine wine too, an instrumental figure in the resurgence of the Phoenix Suns. Alongside Devin Booker, Paul has unlocked the offense for the Suns, and is leading the league in assists by a comfortable margin.
CP3 is averaging 10.6 assists per game, regularly putting up double digits as he kicks it out to Phoenix's shooters or finds players like Ayton in the paint. So it was surprising that both Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley bet that Paul wouldn't get 12 assists in the Suns' recent win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Well, they were right, but not quite how they imagined it, Paul got 19 assists in the comfortable win instead.
And he wasn't about to let it slide either, bringing it up in his post-game interview with TNT, explaining that his teammates are too good for him to not get the sort of numbers he has been this season.
"When you are a point guard, you are sort of like a quarterback out there. So I got a lot of dope receivers, you know they got the hard part - making shots. I saw before the game that Shaq and Chuck [Charles Barkley] said, they had a bet that I wasn't going to get 12. Do they not see these shooters I'm surrounded by? ... I can get Chuck some buckets now even the way he looks."
Chris Paul is 36 years of age but still continues to perform at the very highest level, he also happens to be leading the league in steals. The way the Suns have been rolling, they look like they will get their revenge for last season's loss in the NBA Finals and get CP3 the ring he has waited for so long. In any case, betting against him and the best team in the NBA just doesn't look like a very good idea at the minute!