Chris Paul has had a legendary career, as an 11-time All-Star and future first-ballot Hall of Famer. He has accomplished almost everything on an individual level but his championship aspirations have not been met. As a star for the Hornets, Clippers, Rockets, Thunder, and now the Suns; Paul has yet to play on a superteam. That might explain why he hasn't made an NBA Finals until this year.
But Chris Paul, at 36 years of age, is running out of time. The only thing he needs to add to his collection is an NBA championship trophy because that is the most important accolade that legends are judged by. Paul has gone against the norm of forcing trades, which is why he is one of the most respected players in the NBA, but he needs to join a superteam. More specifically, he must join the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers are out of the first round at the hands of Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns, so it might be time for both parties to join each other.
Chris Paul has done exceptionally well to lead the Suns to the NBA Finals this year, but he is at risk of blowing his chance to become a champion. Paul and the Suns are down 2-3 to the Milwaukee Bucks despite grabbing a 2-0 lead to start the series. Giannis Antetokounmpo and company have all the momentum right now, and Phoenix must win the next 2 games to achieve their goal. If they don’t, and Paul loses in his first-ever Finals appearance, he should team up with LeBron James and Anthony Davis in Los Angeles for one last hurrah.
After all, LeBron James was in attendance for Game 5 last night and he knows better than anyone the value of teaming up with superstars to win multiple NBA titles. The only thing standing in Chris Paul’s way is a sign and trade deal between the Suns and the Lakers, forced by Paul’s wish to play in Los Angeles.