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CP3 pays James Harden the highest compliment an NBA player can ask for

 Chris Paul played alongside James Harden for two years in the Houston Rockets' backcourt, so if anyone knows how lethal a scoring the current Nets guard can be it's the point God himself.

Paul left little doubt as to the identity of the league's premier basket filler, a player who can get buckets in a variety of ways from any spot on the court.

That man, Harden, has often been highly criticized for failing to win an NBA finals despite nine All-star selections and three league scoring titles to his name.

The "Bearded One" can fill it up, but the only thing that is preventing him from joining the Mount Rushmore of the league's top players is the requisite hardware in the Larry O'Brien missing from his packed trophy case.

Ironically, neither Paul or Harden have won a ring with the current Suns floor general falling short this past July and Harden missing out on his lone opportunity with the Thunder back in 2013.

When Harden and Paul were together in Houston, the chemistry and results were undeniable as the team came within an eyelash of knocking off the heavily favored Warriors even with Paul hobbled by injuries in 2017.

Both players went their separate ways with reports that they had a falling out of sorts with the Rockets that initialized Paul landing in Oklahoma City and Russell Westbrook joining Harden in Houston for just one season. 

Whatever the status of Paul's relationship with Harden may be, it's nice to see him paying homage to this generation's most gifted scorer.


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