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Man was I wrong.
In two games Chris Paul has completely changed my mind. In the first game against Dallas the other night he had 35 points and 10 assists. I was completely, utterly amazed. Still, even after that I gave Kobe a chance to make a statement on Sunday against the Nuggets. He played well in the second half but was obviously nowhere even close to the level Paul played at on Saturday night.
Then I watched Tuesday night and the Hornets young star amazed me even more. What about this statline? 32 points, 17 assists, 6 rebounds. In the first quarter alone Paul had nine assists.
Hornets 127, Mavericks 103. I wouldn't believe it if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes.
I am one of those guys that believes the MVP should be awarded to the best player in the NBA year in and year out. I'm pretty sure I just nominated the best player in the NBA and that man is Chris Paul.
I don't want to go crazy with my predictions but I have seen a lot of NBA teams play through the years and none of them have played better than the Hornets are right now. They play team ball to the maximum.
New Orleans has no superstars (other than Paul, who is a developing superstar) but they are the most improved team I have ever seen from one year to the next. Last year they were 39-43.
This year they just might be the best team in the NBA.
When you talk about playing textbook basketball the Hornets have wrote the book. Six Hornets scored in double figure points against Dallas on Tuesday. 29 of their 47 shots were assisted.
New Orleans is building a dynasty. They are going to be one of the NBA's best for a long long time.