I love Chris Paul, please nobody think I am bashing this man. He is THEE best PG in this era by a wide margin. Love his game. (minus the flopping)
I am NOT disrespecting the man.
Magic, is Magic.
I have a few examples. Mean nothin, don't mean nothin, you decide.
Magic retires, 1991.
Comes back, 1995. Older, fatter.
First game back. FIRST, game, back, in the NBA, 4 years later.
19 pts, 10 assists, 8 rebounds.
Get the **** outta here Magic.
91, his final year, heading to the playoffs, this is without Kareem, Worthy breaking down, the Divac, Sam Perkins, Magic led team.
Consecutive games, at age 31
19, 14, 12 (pts, asts, rebs)
23, 12, 10
19, 10, 3 (He played 2 quarters folks)
30, 10, 12
10, 14, 9
20, 9, 9
31, 8, 8
He's like a couple extra quarters, 2-3 rebs and assists from 7 straight triple doubles, and this isn't even his prime, and with the least amount of talent around him in his career.
That was Magic.
Not the old guy in 95 that eventually pushed a ref into a scorers table, or the horrible announcer we all make fun of, that, was Magic. Triple Double threat every, single, game.88-89 he had 17 Triple Doubles. He had TEN, games with 9 rebounds. TEN. That's 27 Triple Doubles with 10 boards over the course of an 82 game season.
I'm sorry, but there isn't a better PG than that. Stockton, Nash, Paul, they can shoot, they can create, they can pass, they can run an offense, they could never, ever, ever do that. Never.