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Chris Paul first player in NBA history to reach 20,000 points and 10,000 assists

Named one of the greatest 75 players in NBA history earlier this week, Suns guard Chris Paul became the league’s only player to reach an impressive double-milestone on Friday.

With a second-quarter free throw against the Los Angeles Lakers, Paul stood alone among those to reach 20,000 career points and 10,000 assists. The 11-time All-Star ranks fifth all-time in assists and is the 47th player to reach the 20,000-point plateau.

Prior to Paul, fellow 75th Anniversary Team member Oscar Robertson was the closest to crack the 20,000/10,000 barrier, ultimately coming up short with 9,887 assists. John Stockton, another 75th Anniversary honoree, also came close with 19,711 points.

An All-NBA Second Team selection last season, Paul is fresh off a Finals appearance with the Suns, a franchise he helped revitalize after a 10-year playoff drought. The 36-year-old re-signed with Phoenix this offseason for a reported four years and $120 million this offseason, though the latter portion of that contract is reportedly not fully guaranteed.

Credit: NBA

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