Chris Paul’s entire legacy is in question 

Chris Paul listed as 'probable' vs Denver Nuggets Thursday night
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It appears we find ourselves here every year around this time of the NBA season when it comes to Chris Paul. Once agin, a team with CP3 finds themselves falling short of a championship— despite being either a favorite or the conversation to win it all. 

Sure, there’s no doubting the greatness of Chris Paul—we can’t take that away from him. He’s a 12-time all-star, 2006 Rookie of the Year, sixth in all-time steals, and more. However, when it comes to winning, CP3 just can’t be that guy when it comes to a championship team. 

Now closing in on the age of 40, the window is very… very close to being shut for CP3. Perhaps he should go to a super team and get it done. Because as of now, after losing to Luka in a game 7, in a BLOWOT! It’s inexcusable. 

I laughed anytime I heard on television that Chris Paul is the best point guard in basketball. Better than Steph Curry? Better than Ja Morant? Better than Luka Doncic? Clearly we see that’s not the case. Let’s face it, Chris’ career will be known as a great player that never was amongst the greats. We can put him next to the John Stockton’s of the NBA world, or the Derrick Roses of the NBA world—but if someone brings up a guy like Rajon Rondo, things could get tricky when debating. 

Few other point guards averaged 22 points and 11 assists for an entire season. Few guys can average 2.8 steals in a season. But when talking about NBA rings, Chris Paul will always have the fault against him. We’ve seen him with superstars like James Harden. We’ve seen him with young guys like Devin Booker. We’ve seen him with a COMPLETE team like the Clippers. And we’ve seen him be the number one guy like his days in a Hornets jersey. Each and every single time, we saw his season come to a disappointment. He’s a great overachiever, like his time in Oklahoma city, but when the expectation is high, he always comes up short.

If he doesn’t win a ring before he’s retired, we may see his entire legacy be tarnished and overlooked by what he wasn’t able to do.

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