Originally written on SLAM Online  |  Last updated 6/22/14

SHOT 4/29/09 10:33:31 PM - New Orleans Hornets' point guard Chris Paul (#3) pushes the ball up court against the Denver Nuggets during their NBA Western Conference Playoffs Game 5 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Co. on Wednesday April 29, 2009. The Nuggets won the 107-86 and took the series 4-1. Photo via Newscom Photo via Newscom

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by Quinn Peterson / @QwinFNP It’s amazing, though understandable, how much Americans get caught up in this binary opposition line of thinking. Someone, something must always be better or be the best. There has to be. More often than not, however, things are just not that simple. Such is the case when it comes to the “best point guard in the League.” But it’s pretty damn tantalizing, to be honest, to compare them all, especially Chris Paul and Deron Williams, and SLAMonline’s Doobie Okon did so eloquently. Now, my selection is Chris Paul. But having had this argument with countless different cats for the past four or five years, I realize that trying to convince others of the same may simply be a waste of time. What I can definitively state is that he’s one of the best in the business, no doubt, and will likely go down as one of the best in history. What makes this debate so difficult is that it’s not quantitative. Stats are only half the story, if that. The rest is a combination of ...
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