Shook Ankles: Chris Paul Strikes Again. Rudy Fernandez Isn’t Happy About It
The dazzling performances Chris Paul puts on have almost gotten to a point where there’s nothing left to write, nothing left to analyze, nothing left to explain. Paul is one of the universe’s best shooters. He orchestrates one of the most organized and efficient 4th quarter offenses in league history. And his crossover remains a nightly masterpiece of slippery theatre.
In order for this Clippers team to win the season’s final game, it comes down to Chris Paul doing the type of extraordinary things that only a talent like him could make a regularity. It’s plays like the one above, when a defense desperately throws yet another man at him (in this case, Rudy Fernandez, which is like using a snow ball to stop a plow), where Paul is at his most commanding, cooly adding two more points to his team’s total. Astonishing work. Hopefully in L.A., he’s able to perform on the type of early summer stage that could take moments like this and put them under the biggest spotlight he’s ever seen. It’d be most deserving.