Chris Paul has achieved a statistical milestone that places him in elite firm among the many all-time nice guards.
With the steal of an errant go from Kelly Olynyk within the third quarter of the Houston Rockets’ 121-118 comeback win over the Miami Warmth on Thursday evening, Paul moved into the highest 10 all-time. He now has 2,085 profession steals, transferring one forward of Corridor-of-Fame energy ahead Karl Malone. Alvin Robertson is subsequent with 2,112; Paul is averaging 2.zero steals per recreation this 12 months, proper in keeping with his profession common (2.2 spg).
Since Paul already is among the many high 10 all-time in assists, he joins guards John Stockton, Jason Kidd and Gary Payton as the one gamers to realize the highest 10 in each classes.
Paul is eighth all-time in assists with 9,zero28. He is on tempo to surpass Isiah Thomas, who stands at 9,061, by season’s finish.
All-Time Steals Leaders
John Stockton three,265Jason Kidd 2,684Michael Jordan 2,514Gary Payton 2,445Maurice Cheeks 2,310Scottie Pippen 2,307Clyde Drexler 2,207Hakeem Olajuwon 2,162Alvin Robertson 2,112Chris Paul 2,085