One thing is for sure, Chris Paul will never forget his 37th birthday weekend in the Lone Star State The Point God boarded a plane in Phoenix as a 36 year-old,

landed in Texas, blew out the candles on his cake, and instantly appeared to have the clock run out on his effectiveness in the NBA.

The Phoenix Suns lost both games to the Dallas Mavericks and Chris Paul put together two of the worst consecutive performances we have seen from him in his 17 year career.

Of course I’m being facetious when I insinuate that Father Time must be guarding Chris Paul because the last two games occurred following his 37th birthday. But his play left much to be desired.

If the Phoenix Suns have any hopes of hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy, it starts and ends with CP3. He is the initiator, the driver, and the executor of the offense.

While the Suns displayed an ability to win without him post All-Star break, the postseason is a different beast.

The solution? Back screens while bringing the ball up the court, using screens to get the matchups you want, have players ready to assist when blitzes occur, and open up those passing lanes.

The Suns play the Mavs on Tuesday night back in Phoenix. It’s exactly what CP3 needs to stand back up. So, in true 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Eminem fashion...