The Los Angeles Clippers may have been eliminated by the Utah Jazz in Game 1 of the teams' playoffs-opening series, but Chris Paul is still deadlocked in a competition with Golden State Warriors big man Draymond Green—to be the most hated player in the NBA.
And last night, in his squad's Game 7 loss, Paul appeared to rip a page out of Dray's book, swinging his foot for a very hard kicking motion right by the face of Jazz wing Joe Ingles after the professional irker stripped the All-Star point guard.
That kick at the end from Chris Paul out of frustration… Draymondian pic.twitter.com/PPjkkmiMA9
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) April 30, 2017
The play was not reviewed and Paul was not punished for the air kick.
One can make the argument that Paul was signaling for a kick ball, but his decision to do it mere inches from the body of the man that just stripped him is a curious one. Plus, it's hard to give anyone who pulls sh*t like this the benefit of the doubt.
Paul shot 6-of-19 for 13 points and nine assists in the 104-91 loss.