I think we can all agree that Chris Paul is a transcendent talent who promises to be one of the great NBA stars of the next decade.
That’s why it’s strange to me that the media has decided to make such a big deal over him setting the mark for most consecutive games with a steal.Â That is not an actual record. If Paul racks up 31 assists in a game, he will have set a record.Â I’ll even give him credit if he gets 12 steals in one game. (bonus points if you know who holds that record now.) ButÂ consecutive games with a steal? No one cares about that.
What’s the mark forÂ consecutive games with a run scored, orÂ consecutive games with a first down? I don’t know either. That’s the point. This guy will make plenty of history in his career without us manufacturing it for him.
(ed. note- The record for most steals in a game is shared by Larry Kenon and Kendall Gill. They both had 11.)