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In the Film Room with Chris Paul, one of the all time great passers in the history of the NBA.

In the Film Room with Chris Paul, one of the all time great passers in the history of the NBA.
no thanks for doing this with us man no prob AJ Bobby right here wow this is cool we've got a handful of place to show you but just one thing that we've talked to you a lot about is just you watch basketball every single night and just thinking about your career how important has

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study and how much you watch basketball every single night what does that meant to your career in your development it's meant everything obviously I think experience is the best teacher the best tool but watching

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is studying so even when we not at the gym when games come on and I'm at home at night this is my way of studying and learning people's tendencies and what plays teams like to run we got a handful of place here let's get started with your very first play as an NBA player oh just the jump ball here we go the NBA in OKC is about to happen for real folks what do you remember from this moment as you're dribbling the ball up the court for the very first

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as a pro man I seen this in years but when I play for Garth Scott the office that we used to run was I was called the chin sort of the chin offense I don't think anybody in the league now still runs this office because the games a lot faster this was called forwards out this was a set it was called forwards out and as I see the play develop I'd be able to tell you if it was forwards down swing was it forwards out reverse we used to have forwards out through that's crazy I remember on up you had some good forwards to pass to the west and PJ Brown those bets you had there we're actually gonna show you next your very first assist in the NBA and this you're playing with a little bit more pace here but but what you remember about this persist whose day and that was Bondi garden that's crazy but uh PJ Brown was one of my vets my true that taught me a lot about being a pro about professionalism about finance and just how to come to work every day and take care of your body you who the thing I noticed about that play is something that's been true your whole career you're always in triple threat how important is it for you to be able to make those decisions at the last minute and have all your options open as long as possible look like I was about to shoot it and you know that is somewhat a staple of and assist I always say I got the easy part and passing to the guys they got to make the shots try to try to find the open guy and hope they bail you out some

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s just thinking back to this very first game would you have imagined at this age that you'd be top 10 and assists all time in the NBA you know it's crazy and I tell people when I came into the league I had goals and one of the goals I never forget when I played at Utah looked up and I seen the stats for all-time leading assists John Stockton and all-time leading steals John's doctor and I was like I'm after that I'm going after that and as soon as I got hurt a few times that went out the window cuz John Stockton was so durable but um one of the people I'm always Fela grateful to is Byron Scott you know when I came in as a rookie he gave me the ball and I said go hoop and learn and play and there's no teacher like that so all right let's fast-forward to now with your your second stint in Oklahoma City and this is a play with a three-on-two fast-break and something practiced in middle school so as soon as we get out the blocks like I said once upon a time that first clip I probably would have been gone how to took off and had it but you know as I see mark here take off ashay right from the get-go I can see Bayes Bayes is very very very funny and Bayes filling that middle lane so you just sort of knew he was gonna be open is it harder to execute a fast-break when you're on the wing as opposed to in the middle of the floor sometimes sometimes but it all depends on who the defenders are if I was pushing that marquel faults might have been Kyle Lowry or somebody like that like guys sorter might have sniffed it out and maybe the ball would have went to Shea so it's a lot of stuff happening really quick and as even though we make it look easy it's a lot of stuff happening so you're able to make that decision in real time because crises it's not always the right decision but for the most part is it educated decision all right let's hit the next play so this is a double high screen just take me through your options here yes oh so stop it right now so right here we run this play a lot and we Gallo being the shooter that he is you just don't ever know if they're gonna switch if they're gonna show the person that I'm really focused on while all this is happening is Brandon Ingram and the reason is because like I think the game defensively - and your defensive principals so right now Brandon Ingram is the low man I know that Nerlens is gonna get out of the screen quick because I'm gonna make sure Drew holiday is troubling me so now I'm not even looking at anybody but Brandon Ingram if Brandon Ingram is in then the past is going to Shea if he's hooked on the shade it's gonna be alive but because Jalil Okafor is up a little bit and at the end of the day I'm 6 feet 6 1 on a good day so even though I like to throw a live sometimes I can't because the big guy is right up in your face right in my face so that's why some of my passes are bounce passes and so I saw that Brandon Ingram wouldn't like he's low so if I throw the LOB he can get to right but if I bounce it to Nerlens can you that's just so cool and I think one thing I thought about when they say the game slows down is you're not looking at your defender you're not even looking at the two defenders that are closest to you you're looking at the guy down on the block you're really seeing seeing the entire five-man defense right there in that moment yeah cuz I sort of made a career in the ball screen and now anytime I got the ball and the guys guarding me with a ball screen I'm never thinking about the guards guarding me in Nerlens so there's no stat for this yet but but there should be a stat at some point for big men who roll out and get other people's shots right exactly exactly and that's something that Nerlens does night in and I don't so to steve-o you know Nerlens and Steven giving themselves up night in and night out so guys can get this shot that doesn't go unnoticed alright we'll go to the next play here this is a huge one in overtime just how did you know Gallo was gonna be over there tell you truth I was about to shoot that I was absolutely about to shoot that Gallo yelled at me Gallo yelled so I didn't even know Gallo was there so Gallo and that's where we talked about communication and talking and even though I can make reads and all that doesn't mean I don't want to hear I don't I mean let me know when you're hoping you know for the most part I do know when you open but right there I was definitely if you play it again you can see I was about to let it let it ride so let it go slow if you can so as I'm pushing it pause pause so as I'm pushing it right so right now I basically got a moving screen and Steven right because the guy who's trying to pick me up is back and it's literally opportunity for a moving screen so the guy right here for Philly he can't get to me I'm just weaving behind Steven and then I knew I was gonna have an open three but Gallo yeah see see see and I seen them and why not find me this is so instinctual for you here to pass up what's a good shot for a

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shot has that been in since you were a kid or yeah yeah my dad coached me when I was younger right when I was little when I first started playing my dad was always my coach and I was really good then and even when we played yba my dad used to make me come down dribble we played where you know you had to stay inside the lines and my dad would make me pass it to my teammates and the only way I could score was to go get the rebound so one of the biggest things and me with passing is trying to make sure I give it to the guy to where they can shoot it you know I gave forego pass off the inbounds last night he cut and I threw it and it just bounced too many time he got it and he hit somebody in the corner for three but as we ran down the court I told FERC my bad because that's my job to put you in the best situation possible on time on target exactly it matters whether people realize it or not what's this moment like I mean you talk about the communication it all comes together in overtime to fuel big home-wind what's this moment like when this was a was a

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feeling season sort of been up and down force that was just a great feeling and adore with down low it was cool this is the last thing we want to show you it's just one of the other ways that you guys have gotten open this years through your big man what has that element added its added a lot is it something new especially for me in my career and as much cutting like who I've been nice cut like ah I watch it and I see Dennis and Shea and Ferg and how fast they cut and stuff I know I'm a great screener I mean everybody has to know what they what they bring to the team I might not kill you with some speed or backdoor but I know I can get those guys open and I think as we continue to learn how to combine that with the pace of our pick-and-rolls and finding each other what not I think it's only gonna make us better team Chris thank you so much for your time no problem down first appreciate is that you
in the film room with chris paul one of the all time great passers in the history of the nba

Source : Oklahoma City Thunder