Chris Paul Rules Out Retirement, Looks to Keep Playing in 2021-22 Season
Yet another playoff heartbreak will not be the end of a Hall of Fame career.
Chris Paul’s first Finals appearance in his legendary 16-year career came to an end with a Game 6 105-98 defeat at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks. After falling two wins shy of his ultimate goal, Paul has no plans on calling it quits.
“It will take a while to process this or whatnot, but it’s same mentality,” Paul, who finished the night with 26 points, said following the loss. “Get back to work. I ain’t retiring, if that’s what you’re asking. That’s out. So, back to work.”
Paul has a player option worth $44.2 million for the upcoming season, but most believe the superstar point will decline it in favor of signing a long-term deal.
“Right now, you’re just trying to figure out what you could have done more,” Paul said. “It’s tough. Great group of guys, hell of a season, but this one is going to hurt for a while.”
In his 16th season, Paul averaged 16.4 points and 8.9 assists across 70 games played.