Chris Paul: The Real Deal
Does this guy have a nickname? He has reached superstardom and clearly needs one. How about God? Almighty? Chris “Almighty” Paul, has ring to it. On Saturday night, this guy led his New Orlean Hornets to a 112-108 victory over the Dallas Mavericks in overtime. Paul was 1 rebound shy of a triple-double, droppin’ 33 points, 12 assists and grabbing 9 boards. I wonder how this guy slipped to #4 in the draft. Let’s see, the Bucks took Bogut over him, smooth move. The Hawks took Marvin Williams over him, need I say more? The third pick went to the Jazz, who grabbed Deron Williams, arguably a good pick, but he ain’t no Chris Paul. Paul is the best point guard in the league, I’ve set it before, and I’ll say it again. He’s what Jason Kidd was many, many moons ago, but better. He also set the Atlanta Hawk franchise back 10 years. The Hornets are standing tall at 12-6, with a record better than the Mavs, Rockets, Lakers, Warriors and Nuggets, to say the least. I’m not sure if they’re for real yet, but we’re almost 1/4 into the season and they’re still ticking, strong too.