Chris Paul can make history this season for either good or bad reasons. The Phoenix Suns playmaker already defeated one of his demons, making it to the NBA Finals for the first time in his career. However, that's not the end for the talented player, as the Suns face a more significant challenge now.
CP3 has done a terrific job taking this team to the Finals, but after Game 2, he hasn't been himself, struggling to make crucial plays to secure important wins. Well, now he's on the verge of losing the series against the Milwaukee Bucks, setting a record that nobody wants in the league.
If he loses Game 6 of the Finals, Paul will become the first player to lose four best-of-7 series in which his team led 2-0. He's currently tied with former teammate Blake Griffin, as they both lost three best-of-7 series losses in which their teams had this lead.
This record started in 2008 when he faced the San Antonio Spurs as part of the New Orleans Hornets. They held a 2-0 series lead in the 2008 Western Conference Semifinals before the Spurs won it all in seven games.
Five years later, he'd lose in the Western Conference first-round against the Memphis Grizzlies as part of the Los Angeles Clippers. Three years later, they would have the same fate against the Portland Trail Blazers in the same round.
Although he's already one of the greatest point guards ever, setting this new record could hurt CP3's legacy. He was expected to take over in the Finals and lead his team to the promised land. Yet, things haven't clicked for him in the past three games.
Paul and the Suns need to get things back on track tonight or wait until next season to see if they can have another shot at the championship. It's do-or-die for Paul, and he's well aware of that.