Chris Paul Rules Out Retiring This Offseason

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Chris Paul Rules Out Retiring This Offseason 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:36 pm

Chris Paul is ready to continue his NBA career next season after coming two wins short of his first NBA championship. Paul had become arguably the NBA's great player ever to never reach a Finals until he did so with the Phoenix Suns this season.


"It will take a while to process this or whatnot, but it's same mentality," Paul said after the Bucks' 105-98 series clincher. "Get back to work. I ain't retiring, if that's what you're asking. That's out. So, back to work."


Paul had 26 points and five assists in Game 6.


"Right now, you're just trying to figure out what you could have done more," Paul said. "It's tough. Great group of guys, hell of a season, but this one is going to hurt for a while."


Paul has a player option worth $44.2 million for the 21-22 season, which he could decline to sign a longer deal.

Via Dave McMenamin/ESPN

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Re: Chris Paul Rules Out Retiring This Offseason 

Post#2 » by Liam_Gallagher » Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:17 pm

This was Phoenix’s chance. Next year they won’t be so lucky to face 3 teams with a top 2 player out.
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Post#3 » by hyberx » Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:43 pm

Give CP3 the credit for getting the Suns to the Final. His performance is almost unheard of in this league for a barely 6 feet guy at age 36. He made every team he played on much better. Devin Booker is a good scorer but he doesn't make other players better as CP3 does.
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Re: Chris Paul Rules Out Retiring This Offseason 

Post#4 » by MitchB3 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:27 pm

hyberx wrote:Give CP3 the credit for getting the Suns to the Final. His performance is almost unheard of in this league for a barely 6 feet guy at age 36. He made every team he played on much better. Devin Booker is a good scorer but he doesn't make other players better as CP3 does.


Let's be honest if the Suns had won this chip, everyone and they ma's would have cp as top 4 or 5 pg of all time. Same way we gave him his flowers, he needs to get the better share of the blame. You're team up 2-0, in game 4, the Suns had the opportunity to go up 3-1, cp gets careless and commit 2 or 3 turnovers in the final 5 minutes. Then in game 5, Booker is going off and got himself a 40 piece, and if cp bothered showing up even giving him a little bit more, this would be a different series. He get his flowers, but he needs to get more blame. Also that leaving off the court sh-t without shaking and congratulating Giannis and the Bucks that was horrible sportsmanship.
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Post#5 » by Rip32 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:37 pm

Booker was exposed! He maybe a scorer but his defense sucks and he ain't mentally tough IMO
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Re: Chris Paul Rules Out Retiring This Offseason 

Post#6 » by BSmoov1 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:52 pm

MitchB3 wrote:
hyberx wrote:Give CP3 the credit for getting the Suns to the Final. His performance is almost unheard of in this league for a barely 6 feet guy at age 36. He made every team he played on much better. Devin Booker is a good scorer but he doesn't make other players better as CP3 does.


Let's be honest if the Suns had won this chip, everyone and they ma's would have cp as top 4 or 5 pg of all time. Same way we gave him his flowers, he needs to get the better share of the blame. You're team up 2-0, in game 4, the Suns had the opportunity to go up 3-1, cp gets careless and commit 2 or 3 turnovers in the final 5 minutes. Then in game 5, Booker is going off and got himself a 40 piece, and if cp bothered showing up even giving him a little bit more, this would be a different series. He get his flowers, but he needs to get more blame. Also that leaving off the court **** without shaking and congratulating Giannis and the Bucks that was horrible sportsmanship.




This dude has always been a horrible sport, lil man syndrome aka nut puncher flopper ass!
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Re: Chris Paul Rules Out Retiring This Offseason 

Post#7 » by the13thjoker » Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:58 pm

44 million OMG lot of money to leave on the table but I'm guessing the ring's worth more to him.
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Post#8 » by hyberx » Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:29 am

MitchB3 wrote:
hyberx wrote:Give CP3 the credit for getting the Suns to the Final. His performance is almost unheard of in this league for a barely 6 feet guy at age 36. He made every team he played on much better. Devin Booker is a good scorer but he doesn't make other players better as CP3 does.


Let's be honest if the Suns had won this chip, everyone and they ma's would have cp as top 4 or 5 pg of all time. Same way we gave him his flowers, he needs to get the better share of the blame. You're team up 2-0, in game 4, the Suns had the opportunity to go up 3-1, cp gets careless and commit 2 or 3 turnovers in the final 5 minutes. Then in game 5, Booker is going off and got himself a 40 piece, and if cp bothered showing up even giving him a little bit more, this would be a different series. He get his flowers, but he needs to get more blame. Also that leaving off the court **** without shaking and congratulating Giannis and the Bucks that was horrible sportsmanship.


Yeah, that's fair. Being a big part of the team no way CP3 is blameless. His act on the court is always questionable, such as his flops, so his poor sportsmanship at the end is no surprise either.

Though the biggest share of blame should go to the coaching staff. Game 6 is cringe-worthy, guys taking turns to go 1v1. They repeatedly going to Booker to iso just end up empty-handed, or do away from him completely from the play. I almost thought I was asking Mark Jackson coaching the Ws again, by grinding their stars to the dust. But yeah the bucks are no better. Overall it's a close game but tough to watch on both side.
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Re: Chris Paul Rules Out Retiring This Offseason 

Post#9 » by cheese318 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:55 am

MitchB3 wrote:
hyberx wrote:Give CP3 the credit for getting the Suns to the Final. His performance is almost unheard of in this league for a barely 6 feet guy at age 36. He made every team he played on much better. Devin Booker is a good scorer but he doesn't make other players better as CP3 does.


Let's be honest if the Suns had won this chip, everyone and they ma's would have cp as top 4 or 5 pg of all time. Same way we gave him his flowers, he needs to get the better share of the blame. You're team up 2-0, in game 4, the Suns had the opportunity to go up 3-1, cp gets careless and commit 2 or 3 turnovers in the final 5 minutes. Then in game 5, Booker is going off and got himself a 40 piece, and if cp bothered showing up even giving him a little bit more, this would be a different series. He get his flowers, but he needs to get more blame. Also that leaving off the court sh-t without shaking and congratulating Giannis and the Bucks that was horrible sportsmanship.


Give blame to CP3 but let’s be real Booker getting into foul trouble is what blew that game for PHX. He should have known better on a few of those fouls to make sure he stayed in the game. The game flow changed once he went to the bench and letting MIL win and take the series at home was the kill shot
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Re: Chris Paul Rules Out Retiring This Offseason 

Post#10 » by dan-man » Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:17 am

I'm surprised he wouldn't give up that 45 mil and call it a career?
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Re: Chris Paul Rules Out Retiring This Offseason 

Post#11 » by IAMZOOTED2 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:55 pm

There are damn-near 40-million reasons not to retire next year
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