Chris Paul has not quite had the season he, or we, had hoped he would have. His injury, as well as injuries to others, has put the Clippers into survival mode. Along with the damage this has inflicted on the Clippers’ overall record, it has also hurt Chris Paul’s chances on getting voted into the All-Star game as a starter.
LeBron/Kyrie and KD/Curry lead first returns of #NBAAllStar Voting presented by @Verizon!— 2017 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) January 5, 2017
Vote: https://t.co/7SYpaqHa1f & NBA App. pic.twitter.com/ofvgaJERkT
But Chris Paul returned to the floor on Friday, and reset the narrative of his season by adding a couple personal milestones to his resume.
As far as his place in Clippers history goes, Chris Paul jumped up to the 6th spot on the franchise’s All-Time Scoring list:
Chris Paul passed Danny Manning in the 1st half for No. 6️⃣ on the Clippers' all-time scoring list. #NBAVote pic.twitter.com/dcVVzawfPj— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) January 7, 2017
And, looking from the league perspective, Chris Paul passed Rod Strickland on the All-Time Assists list, putting him at 10th in league history.
10! Congrats to @CP3 on passing Rod Strickland for 1️⃣0️⃣th on the @NBA's All-Time Assists List! #NBAVote #LACMilestone pic.twitter.com/QQrueqS0Sm— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) January 7, 2017
Chris Paul will likely not be overly excited about these accomplishments, given his overall focus on winning games — and eventually a Championship. But, nonetheless, they represent Paul’s overall significance to the Clippers’ franchise and the league as a whole.