THE PERFECT PLAYER
Chris Paul isn’t perfect. He’s short. That’s about it though. That’s his only weakness.
He can score like Isiah. He can dish like Stockton. He organizes a team and offense like Magic. He leads like Bird. He defends like Mookie.
This might be my favorite highlight of the young NBA season so far. Chris Paul turns a 4-on-2 break for the Warriors into a slam dunk for himself on the other end. I saw this live and thought, "What did he see?" I’ve watched this GIF a couple thousand times in a row, and I still can’t quite figure it out.
Paul was running back full speed on defense, then halved the distance of his last stride, slowing his momentum, and letting him change direction, seemingly before Draymond Green had taken his last dribble. He’s breaking on the ball before it’s passed.
You can measure height and weight, strength, speed, and points per game, but there’s no way to gauge intuition.
You either have it, or you don’t.