Phoenix Suns point guard Chris Paul surpassed the Lakers legend Magic Johnson in the all-time assist list. Johnson was at the fifth position until Paul scored 22 points last night and passed Magic by one point.
Nearly a month ago Chris completed his 10,000th career assist. Further, the Suns’ star recorded No. 10,142 assists against Milwaukee Bucks on Monday and became one of the top five on the assists list.
Paul appeared in a post-game interview to convey his achievements. Although he passed the all-time great Magic Johnson, he does not think himself superior. “Seriously 16 years a lot of people don’t get a chance to say that Magic Johnson is the goat you know when you talk about playing the point guard position,” CP3 applauded Johnson.
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Further, the 35-year-old point guard hints that he will play more aggressively to create more records. He conveyed, “I’m honored and privileged but I ain’t done yet.”
Paul started out the games against the Bucks with an early scoring binge and added 11 points in the first quarter. He finished the game with 22 points, seven rebounds, and racked up 13 assists.
Paul entered Monday night with an average of 8.7 assists per game. With that rate, Paul needs 22 games to reach the next level and pass Mark Jackson who has 10,334 assists in his bucket. If Paul can play a few more years at this pace he will get onto the second position by surpassing Jason Kidd’s 12,091 assists soon.
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