Chris Paul Bet On Himself In June… And It Just Paid Off In A Big Way

We reported about Chris Paul’s decision to decline his $44 million player option with the Phoenix Suns back in June. Paul did just that on Sunday, declining $44 million for the 2021–22 campaign. Normally, saying goodbye to that amount of money would be questionable. However, Paul’s decision to do so was a wise one.


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Paul and LeBron James played major roles in changing the NBA’s Over-36 rule to the Over-38 rule, which allows the Suns to sign him for four years. Only a three-year agreement could have been presented to him by any other team.

The hope for both sides is that Paul continues playing at a high level and can lead the team to its first title in franchise history. In any case, by reinvigorating his profession and placing a gamble on himself, he is now reaping the benefits.

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