Chris Paul Might Beat LeBron James and Approach Kareem Abdul Jabbar in This Amazing NBA Finals Record

Published 07/11/2021, 11:03 AM EDT
May 30, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) controls the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half in game four of the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports


Chris Paul is arguably one of the finest point guards the league has seen in its last decade. Playing with some of the best teams in the West like the lob-city Clippers and the James Harden led Rockets, CP3 had some deep playoff runs but injuries and disappointing performances always kept him away from the Finals.

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But the veteran guard finally booked his ticket to the Finals this season as he alongside a young Suns squad led by Devin Booker stormed their way past the Lakers, Clippers and the Nuggets to reach the NBA finals.

Jun 30, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) and center Deandre Ayton (22) celebrate beating the LA Clippers in game six of the Western Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Facing off against an all-round Milwaukee Bucks team, Paul and the Suns have got off to a great start as they have won their first two games and have a 2-0 lead. With a commanding lead, the CP3 might be heading towards his first NBA title.

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Chris Paul might beat LeBron James in incredible record

Rarely have NBA superstars withstood the test of time. While majority of the stars usually slip off of their primes and generally become role players, some players like LeBron James and Chris Paul continue to be their teams’ respective leaders.

Given that the Suns are only two games away from winning the NBA title, CP3 might be on his way to win a NBA Finals trophy. If the veteran guard does, he will eclipse his close friend ‘King James’ and will become the second-oldest player to win a Finals MVP trophy aged at 36 years.

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

He will only trail another legendary Laker in Kareem Abdul Jabbar who won a Finals MVP trophy when he was a 37-year-old. CP3 has had his fair share of struggles in the post-season, but so far he has been on a different level.

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While he may not be putting up the points as young star Devin Booker does, the veteran guard has stepped up every time his team has needed him to and has helped the teams in closing out crucial games.

Given the lack of experience some of these players have, Chris Paul might have to be at his best for the rest of the series and lead Phoenix to their first Larry O’Brian trophy. Will Chris Paul be able to win his first title and a Finals MVP trophy?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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