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Chris Paul Surpasses Kobe Bryant For 10th All-Time Playoff Assist List

  • July 9, 2021
  • by swastika
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Chris Paul Surpasses Kobe Bryant For 10th All-Time Playoff Assist List

Highlights:

  • Suns guard Chris Paul surpasses Kobe Bryant In all-time assist list
  • Suns guard delivered 8 assists which took his tally to 1,041 assists in postseason career

Chris Paul found Jae Crowder in rhythm for the high-achievement assist. With his final assist of the Suns’ Game 2 NBA Finals victory over the Bucks on Thursday, Chris Paul delivered himself a boost up a major playoff record list, passing Kobe Bryant for 10th in career playoff assists.

The assist to Jae Crowder, who fittingly nailed a mid-range jumper, was the 1,041st assist of Paul’s postseason career, which he managed to achieve in 125 games (8.3 Average Per Game). Scottie Pippen is next with 1,048 assists, and Paul could very well rise as high as 7th during the Finals, with Steve Nash (who currently sits at 8th with 1,061 assists) and Larry Bird (who ranks 7th with 1,062 assists) sitting back-to-back just 13 assists up the ladder.

Top 10 all-time assist list:

  1. MAGIC JOHNSON: 2,346 assists
  2. LEBRON JAMES: 1,919 assists
  3. JOHN STOCKTON: 1,839 assists
  4. JASON KIDD: 1,263 assists
  5. TONY PARKER: 1,143 assists
  6. RAJON RONDO: 1,136 assists
  7. LARRY BIRD: 1,062 assists
  8. STEVE NASH: 1,061 assists
  9. SCOTTIE  PIPPEN: 1,048 assists
  10. CHRIS PAUL: 1,041 assists
  11. KOBE BRYANT: 1,040 assists

NBA tweeted, “Congrats to @CP3 of the @Suns for moving up to 10th on the #NBAPlayoffs ASSISTS list!”

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