Being the number 4 overall pick in the draft comes with a huge responsibility. Chris Paul was shouldered with this responsibility back in 2005 and since then, CP3 has played at an elite level in the league.
Although he is yet to win any NBA championships in his career, he might finally do it soon. But that is not what we are here to discuss today. Well, our focus is on yet another record that the Suns' point guard has got to his name.
Chris Paul currently holds the record for getting the most consecutive starts in the NBA. Since he started playing in the league, he has started all 1,119 games! It is astonishing that he has never once come off the bench throughout his 16 years in the league.
Just being in the NBA for more than 15 years is impressive, but to start every game that he has played is quite an amazing feat. It is not only a testament to his longevity but also to how well he has adjusted to the game of basketball.
Being 36-years-old means CP3 is probably on his last legs and will soon retire from the NBA. He has achieved a lot of great things during his NBA career, but an NBA Championship is not among them.
The closest he came to winning one was last season when the Phoenix Suns faced off against the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2021 NBA Finals. The series went to six games, with the Bucks winning it with one game to spare.
Anyway, it seems like that defeat has further ignited the flame inside Paul. The Suns are currently on top of the Western Conference with a record of 25-5. Paul, as usual, is playing a vital role in the success of his team.
So far this season he has been averaging 14.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 10.0 assists while shooting 48.9% from the field and 32.9% from the 3-point line. He is currently leading the league in terms of averaging the most assists.
If he can continue to play at this level, it is hard to see CP3 ever being benched before he decides to retire from the league.