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“Oh it was to me? Two years, I got the 10K, too.” — Deandre Ayton reacts to being part of Chris Paul’s 11,000-assist milestone

CP3 is closing in on Jason Kidd and John Stockton on the all-time assist list. But, he's already the only player in league history to record more than 20,000 points and 11,000 assists.
Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul and center Deandre Ayton

DeAndre Ayton and Chris Paul

Phoenix Suns star Chris Paul recently reached another milestone in his impressive career after recording his 11,000th assist. The 37-year-old achieved the feat during the first minutes of their game against his former team, the Los Angeles Clippers, by throwing an alley-oop to Deandre Ayton.

Paul-Ayton connection

After the game, the Suns' center recalled that he was also the recipient of Paul's 10,000th assist.

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Ayton is certainly fortunate to be able to play alongside one of the best point guards of all time. After all, many of Paul's former big teammates benefited hugely from playing with him. The players include David West and Tyson Chandler during his New Orleans Hornets days and Blake Griffin and Deandre Jordan of the Clippers.

Point god

One of the ongoing debates is where Paul stands in the discussion of the greatest point guards in the history of the sport.

The 12-time All-Star has a solid case of being included in the upper echelon due to his legendary playmaking abilities. He is trailing only John Stockton and Jason Kidd on the all-time assists leaderboard, and it is only a matter of time before he passes Kidd on the list.

Of course, Paul is not just an elite distributor. He has also shown an incredible knack for scoring. In fact, he is the only player in league history to record more than 20,000 points and 11,000 assists.

Undoubtedly, those are incredible feats. The only accomplishment lacking in Paul's resume is a championship ring, something he will try to achieve with the Suns this season after failing in the 2021 NBA Finals.

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