Phoenix Suns point guard Chris Paul made NBA history on Monday night when he threw a half-court pass to teammate Devin Booker for a dunk.
With that pass, his 10th assist of the night, Paul passed Los Angeles Lakers all-time great Magic Johnson for fifth on the all-time assists list.
The Suns beat Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum in an overtime thriller 128-127.
Chris Paul passes Magic Johnson for 5th on the all-time assists list with this pinpoint dime! pic.twitter.com/WXykknOazY
— NBA (@NBA) April 20, 2021
Here is CP3’s reaction to his incredible milestone:
“It’s a blessing man. I don’t take this stuff for granted,” he said. “[I want to] give a huge shoutout to my team, all the people that make my world go round. Seriously. 16 years, a lot of people don’t get a chance to say that.
“Magic Johnson is the GOAT when you talk about playing the point guard position. I’m honored and privileged, but s**t I ain’t done yet.”
You heard the man…
HE AIN'T DONE YET! 🗣️ pic.twitter.com/osdjVlEAVC
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) April 20, 2021
With last night’s performance, Paul is now in sole position of the fifth spot on the all-time assists list with 10,145 career assists.
For the night, CP3 recorded 13 assists as the Suns close in on the Utah Jazz for the West’s top seed.
Chris Paul is the highest active player on the assists list.
Currently, he trails Mark Jackson by 199 assists and Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash by 200 assists.
Utah Jazz legend John Stockton holds the all-time spot with 15,806 career assists, while Jason Kidd sits in second with 12,091.
The next closest active player on that list is Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James with 9,700 assists.
At 35 years old and entering the twilight of his career, reaching Stockton’s mark is almost impossible.
Kidd’s mark is more obtainable depending on how Paul’s game ages and his health holds up.
As for Devin Booker, he already has plans for the game ball that made history.
Hit up @DevinBook on eBay for Chris Paul's 10,142nd career assist to pass Magic Johnson for 5th all-time.
Starting bid for the game ball: $1,000,000 pic.twitter.com/E0C668Clru
— Kellan Olson (@KellanOlson) April 20, 2021
“Here it is y’all,” he said.
“It’s going on eBay for a million [dollars], you hear me? It’s going on eBay for a million!”