By Dave Daniels @AllDave_AllDay on September 2, 2014
Chris Paul may have once just been a short kid from North Carolina, but he has grown into the best point guard in the NBA and a man who is a hero to many across the world. In honor of CP3, here are his top-five accomplishments so far in the midst of a career that has not peaked just quite yet.
You will not find his Rookie of the Year accomplishment on this list, because some far less talented players have achieved that honor. What impressed me the most in Paul's early career was when he pushed the San Antonio Spurs to a long series in the Western Conference playoffs.
DeAndre Jordan has impressive athleticism, and if he could learn how to shoot free throws, it would turn him into an amazing player. That much cannot be denied, but his basketball IQ has gone up considerably ever since the additions of both Paul and head coach Doc Rivers.
Paul has been named to six All-NBA defensive teams during his tenure, and his totals statistically in the steal department are absolutely mind boggling and stunning when you consider where he could land at the end of his career. He is already 41st on the overall steals list, and one day he could surpass John Stockton's record.
Chris Paul's career total of 6,112 assists is quite impressive when you think about his teammates in years past, but the point guard out of Wake Forest has some better running mates now in Blake Griffin and J.J. Redick.
Yes. The two U.S. squads included players such as LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Kobe Bryant, however, Chris Paul was the main ball-handler on both the 2008 and 2012 Olympic gold medal teams. Until he wins his first NBA title, then this will be his most impressive accomplishment.
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