Chris Paul Makes NBA History as He Beats His Close Friend LeBron James to This Fantastic Feat

Published 10/23/2021, 12:20 AM EDT
May 23, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) falls over Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) in the second half during game one in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


The Phoenix Suns continue to put the Lakers in a losing situation. Since the playoffs last year, the Suns have got the better of the LA team. However, with a new looking Lakers, fans expected a different outcome. But under the leadership of Chris Paul, the Suns continue to break them down. Now, CP3 even beats his close friend, LeBron James to a historical record.

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The Suns are currently torching the Los Angeles Lakers with a lead of over 20 points. Their main mastermind remains to be Chris Paul who keeps scoring and setting up fellow teammates. His experience is seriously hurting this new Lakers who are still trying to figure out a stable system. On the other hand, the Lakers are shooting terribly from the field at 40%. With all the new additions, they are yet to come up with a proper rotation and that is clearly showing.

Oct 6, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Carmelo Anthony (7) against Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) during a preseason game at Footprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

However, during the game, Chris Paul made NBA history and did something no one else has yet achieved. His only close rival was LeBron James.

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Chris Paul beats LeBron James to historic feat

As Phoenix continues to beat down the Lakers, Chris Paul is adding to his legacy. While he may not have a championship under his belt, he sure has made a case to be legendary. Some even call him the greatest point guard, he continues to live up to those expectations.

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After doing what he does best, he went on to become the first player to reach 20000 points and 10000 assists in NBA history. CP3 has always been a leader and a true point guard. Hence, having 10K assists is no surprise. But his ability to score often goes under the radar since he is more focused on putting his teammates in a favorable position. Even in the ongoing game, Paul is shooting 5-8 from the field with 19 points and 12 assists in just 3 quarters.

His closest rival to this feat is LeBron James who is one of his closest friends. James currently sits on over 30000 points but is yet to reach the 10000 mark for assists. He is just under 300 assists shy off the mark. He will surely follow CP3 to this feat further into this season.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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