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## Draymond Green and Chris Paul Elevate NBA Commentary

Draymond Green and Chris Paul, despite missing the playoffs, have made a significant impact on NBA coverage through their commentary.

### Draymond Green: A Polarizing Force

Green’s presence on TNT’s Inside the NBA has been met with mixed reactions. Known for his outspoken nature, Green has used the platform to air grievances and express personal biases. However, he has also showcased a keen eye for defensive strategies and a playful banter with the Inside crew. His polarizing nature has generated discussions and made him a memorable commentator.

### Chris Paul: A Natural Analyst

Paul’s limited commentary for ESPN has demonstrated his natural abilities as an analyst. As one of the most skilled guards in NBA history, Paul’s insights on guard play are highly valued, particularly during the postseason.

### Television as a Career Path

For Green and Paul, television commentary could serve as a stepping stone for future endeavors. The NBA has a history of coaches and executives emerging from broadcast roles, including Doc Rivers, Grant Hill, Steve Kerr, and JJ Redick. If Green or Paul aspire to greater roles within the NBA, their television appearances have positioned them well.

## Jalen Brunson: The New Point Guard Darling

In the absence of several star guards, Jalen Brunson emerged as the NBA’s new darling point guard during the playoffs. Despite facing tough matchups, Brunson led the depleted New York Knicks to the conference semifinals. His performance has drawn comparisons to Isaiah Thomas’s meteoric rise in 2017, but concerns remain about his longevity.

## Recency Bias in NBA Commentary

The NBA media landscape has been plagued by excessive recency bias this season. Exaggerated comparisons and overreactions have become commonplace, with players like Anthony Edwards and Luka Doncic being hailed as all-time greats prematurely. This trend may be fueled by social media’s instant gratification and the decline of traditional sports analysis.

## Boston Celtics: Path to the Finals

Despite their impressive playoff start, the Boston Celtics have faced criticism for alleged shortcomings. However, their dominance throughout the season, including having the most efficient offense in NBA history, cannot be overlooked. The Celtics’ path to the Finals may be favorable if Tyrese Haliburton remains injured, but excessive expectations should be tempered.