“He Doesn’t Have Any Lift In Those Legs”: NBA Legend Gives Bad News to 38YO Chris Paul Before Warriors’ Fight Back vs Celtic

Published 12/20/2023, 12:17 AM EST

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Following a two-game winning streak, the Golden State Warriors looked like they were back on track. But the Tuesday night outing against the Boston Celtics put them on the back foot as they struggle to keep up with the Celts’ offense. Even though the Dubs came back stronger in the last quarter, NBA legend Reggie Miller pushed a dagger into the hearts of the Dub Nations. He criticized Chris Paul’s fitness on live TV and raised a question about his future.

CP3 has taken up a new role with the Warriors in the last leg of his illustrious career. Dubs head coach Steve Kerr made Paul come off the bench for the first time in his career and made him the leader of the second unit. So, the NBA world has been witnessing CP3 as someone who plays ball handler and orchestrator rather than an explosive scorer. Let’s find out what Reggie Miller has in the store for us.

NBA legend Reggie Miller stumps Chris Paul on live TV


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Chris Paul has had a quiet season so far, averaging 8.5 points in this season. At the same time, he racked up the assists per game to an impressive 7.4 per game, especially coming off the bench. And at times, the 38-year-old has also splashed crucial jumpers and three-pointers to help the Dubs.

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Irrespective of his decent efforts, Reggie Miller pointed out CP3 and made a strong opinion on his fitness.


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During the third quarter, the Warriors were 13 points behind the Celtics and CP3 had possession of the ball. He attempted a mid-range jumper, and he ended up coming short as the ball bounced off the rim. In the background, Reggie Miller’s voice criticized the veteran point guard’s fitness. He said, “He doesn’t have any lift in those legs… He is old for it.”

However, as the game moved into the fourth quarter, Steph & Co. fought back and brought the game down to the live wire.

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Moreover, will Reggie Miller’s take on Paul close the door for the baller’s future in the league? Let’s find out.

Will CP retire with the Warriors?

The Warriors signed the veteran baller for a two-year deal. The star, who is approaching his 40s, is currently in the last leg of the balling career. Following the trade, fans expected Paul to win his maiden ring with the Dubs.


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However, with the looks of the initial 20 games, the Warriors seemed off color and championship looked a far-fetched dream. Eventually led to the possibilities of trading CP and pulling in new players.

Nevertheless, the clutch win against the Celtics on Tuesday night brought back the championship assurance for the Dubs.


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Written by:

Shahul Hameed


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