Chris Paul Can Play Some "D"

Taylor McInerneyContributor IJanuary 22, 2009

People never cease to amaze me when it comes to looking at the obvious.

One year ago, everyone thought that the NBA MVP would be LeBron James. Four months later at the end of the season, Kobe Bryant won the award and LeBron came in third.

There was a point guard last year, who I believed plays in New Orleans, which came in second.

His name is Chris Paul, a.k.a. CP3.

This year, Chris Paul is averaging around 20 points and 13 assists, but that is not the most impressive thing he has done this year. Chris Paul broke and NBA record set by Oscar Robinson. He had 108 consecutive games with a steal.

He averages around three or four steals a game, but if you watch SportsCenter, it seems like he has at least seven a night.

The discussion of MVP has started to fall away from him this year due to the fact the Hornets have not reached their expectations this year.

Everyone is talking about how LeBron James is going to be the Defensive Player of the Year award because of his amazing blocking ability. Well, why not give some credit to Chris Paul, when he robs the opposing team of a possession?

Why not give Chris Paul the credit he deserves? No one else in the NBA has ever done some of the things he has done. People should start to pay attention to the Man of Steal. He is the Defensive Player of the Year.