Mikal Bridges Makes Goat Statement About Chris Paul

Mikal Bridges #1 of the Brooklyn Nets reacts in the first quarter during game two of the Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center on April 17, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Note to User: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading or using this photo, User is agreeing to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
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Mikal Bridges is now a strong leader for the Brooklyn Nets but spent most of his career with the Phoenix Suns.

The Suns were the only team Bridges ever played for, before being traded to Brooklyn last February.

And during his time there, he worked with someone he considers one of the greatest basketball players of all time: Chris Paul.

Speaking to Sports Illustrated, Bridges explained what makes Paul so special and why he’s in the running for the title of best point guard of all time.

“The way he approaches the game is what made him a Hall of Famer and one of the best PGs of all time. Just his mindset, Bridges said.

Bridges said that being able to understand Paul’s mind greatly helped his understanding of the game and the way he plays it.

Because of the knowledge and expertise that Paul possessed, he was able to see things from a different perspective.

Both Bridges and Paul worked together for many years and were part of a very exciting and promising Suns team that had championship potential.

Sadly, that potential was never really used and they fell consistently short of their lofty goals season after season.

Because of this, Bridges was sent to the Nets when the Suns made a trade with league-changing Kevin Durant.

As for Paul, he’s only had a few months in Phoenix as well.

Paul was eventually traded and is now making his home with the Golden State Warriors, along with another master guard, Steph Curry.

Although Bridges is no longer working with Paul, it seems that the lessons he learned from the 12-time All-Star will have a long-lasting impact.

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