Through the first couple of weeks of the season, Chris Paul is off to another blazing start. He has been a major part of the Los Angeles Clippers holding the best record in the league at 10-2. In light of that, Paul credits his stellar play to one reason.
I had LASIK eye surgery this summer. My brother sent me a text the other day saying that my percentage is up because of my LASIK eye surgery. I was laughing, but my doctor who did the surgery, his other clients said their percentages went up that next season.”
“I don’t [believe it],” said Paul with a chuckle. “I’d like to think that I have something to do with it, but it might be. I do see a lot better than I did. Probably not squinting as much.”
The proof is in the pudding for Paul as he is averaging 19.2 points while shooting 48.5 percent shooting from the field and a career-best 47.3 percent from 3-point range. He’s currently 13th in the league in percentages from downtown while making multiple 3-pointers in all but three games this season. Paul has been a lights out shooter from 3-point range and it has helped his team get off to their franchise-best start.
These numbers will likely dip a bit closer to his career average of 36.7 percent, but nonetheless, he has become an even better shooter in his 12th season. Paul is regarded as arguably the best point guard in the league, and this aspect of his game will be something that he relies on more heavily as he gets older. That said, this could be just the beginning to one of his best seasons in the NBA.