Too many times this season, opponents wondered where Clippers guard Chris Paul was on the court.
They’d try to keep their feet set, but Paul would run right by them. The defenders convinced themselves they wouldn’t fall for his cross over dribbles. It happened anyway. They’d try to communicate and stay alert on rotations so they wouldn’t fall victim to a Blake Griffin highlight reel. But then Lob City ensued.
Famed director and New York Knicks fans captured that element in an NBA promo that literally features Paul disappearing into thin air, leaving everyone wondering where he is. Then – POOF! — Paul reappears again. Meanwhile, Magic Johnson and Steve Nash admiringly watch this greatness unfold at a restaurant booth reserved for the NBA’s best point guards.
“He’s the best right now in the game at the point guard position,” Johnson said of Paul at his respective position. “There’s no denying that. He belongs there.”
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