The game of basketball — and especially NBA basketball — has come a long way.
The modern point guard is quite different from what it was, say, fifteen years ago.
That’s why even guys like Chris Paul — who’s arguably the last ‘true and pure’ point guard — have had to change his game and the way he approaches young players in his camp.
Recently, the new Golden State Warriors star opened up on that in an interview for ESPN, talking about how different young hoopers look nowadays.
Paul claimed that some of those teenagers are doing things he wasn’t capable of doing at their age, which is why it’s important to adapt to modern trends.
He also talked about wanting to lead by example and how important it was for him that these young players watched him put in the work, so he could inspire them.
Paul knows that modern-day point guards are required to score the ball more often than back in the day, and that’s also because the game is played at a faster pace.
That’s never been his game, and that’s one of the reasons why it’ll be interesting to see how he fits with the Golden State Warriors.
Then again, if someone can adapt and do just what his coach and team need, that’s definitely Chris Paul.NEXT: Analyst Says 1 Veteran Will Be The Warriors' X-Factor This Season