"Whenever you can set a record in the NBA

Chris Paul Sets NBA Record with 12th Straight Points-Assists Double-Double
Chris Paul just can't be stopped.After dropping 20 points and 11 assists against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Los Angeles Clippers' four-point victory, CP3 has officially surpassed Magic Johnson.He's got it! CP3 has recorded his 12th straight Pts & Ast double-double to start season, a new NBA record— NBA.com/Stats (nbastats) November 21, 2013He's recorded at least 10 points and a dollar's worth of dimes during each and every one of the first 12 games in 2013-14, giving him the record for consecutive points-assists double-doubles to open a season.You can see highlights from the game against the Timberwolves below: And how about this no-look dime to Jared Dudley? Magic's record had remained intact for 22 years—no one in thelast five seasons has even hit double-digits before CP3 came around—but that didn't make the greatest point guard of all time any less magnanimous when Paul took over.Congrats to my boy CP3 on my breaking my record of 11 straight double-doubles, scoring 20pts & 11ast tonight for his 12th straight dbl dbl!— Earvin Magic Johnson (MagicJohnson) November 21, 2013And Paul was gracious in return.MagicJohnson THANK YOU!!! It is an honor and a privilege to be mentioned in the same breath as you. You are the standard and I'm grateful!— Chris Paul (CP3) November 21, 2013It's great to see an exchange like that between two of the top floor generals in the history of this sport. Mutual respect and admiration for sheer excellence at the craft they shared, albeit at different times. NBA Photos/Getty Images But enough about Magic, with no disrespect meant. This is still about CP3, as he's now the proud owner of the record. And as Eric Patten wrote for Clippers.com, "There was something to be learned from Paul’s 3-for-10 start to Wednesday’s 102-98 victory in the Twin Cities. Never doubt Chris Paul."It's not like the Clippers' floor general coasted to this record. He hit the double-double marks with flying colors, averaging 19.5 points and a league-best 12.5 assists per game during the first dozen games of the season.In fact, Paul only stopped at 10 assists twice, and he's broken past 15 more often than that. As for his scoring,Cleveland Browns Jersey, the points total has only been close to single digits twice: an 11-point outing against the Miami Heat and a 12-spot against the Brooklyn Nets. Hell, he even scored 42 against the Golden State Warriors, and he did it on only 20 shots. Does Paul have a chance to be the greatest point guard of all time? Yes No Submit Vote vote to see results Does Paul have a chance to be the greatest point guard of all time? Yes 64.6% No 35.4% Total votes: 209 As Jamal Crawford told Patten after the victory over the 'Wolves, "Whenever you can set a record in the NBA, it’s pretty cool. It’s pretty special."You know what else is pretty special?Paul.He's by far the best point guard in the NBA today, and he's quickly cementing his place in history. The all-time greats need to watch out, especially if CP3 keeps up the torrid pace he's begun the season with.

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