‘The Chris Paul Snitch’ jokes have been doing the rounds ever since information about the hotline came through and now he has responded to it.
Thunders’ guard Chris Paul is one of the best floor generals of his generation. Ever since it was reported that the anonymous hotline number received several tips on protocol violations, all the eyes were pointed towards Chris Paul.
The star has had a long history with snitching in the league and is hence an easy target for several twitter users. The guard is also the current president of NBPA.
So many NBA fans all around the globe felt that Paul, who had been insisting on players to maintain Bubble protocols, was the one actually snitching on player on the NBA hotline.
‘Chris Paul Snitch’ rumors
The star has been infamous for snitching about his opponents. His most recent snitch against Timberwolves which occurred at a crunch moment dragged the game into overtime. Paul snitched about Jordan Bell whose jersey was untucked. The snitch led to a technical foul and the Thunders went on to win in overtime. The 35-year-old has become the center of all jokes surrounding the snitching controversy.
Now, due to this incident, a lot of fans believe that the OKC star has it in him to rat out fellow players and hence could be the snitch in the NBA Bubble.
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) December 7, 2019
Chris Paul reacts to the rumors
Chris was informed by his wife about the controversy as he did not have any idea about the social media storm surrounding him.
The All-Star guard said that he couldn’t really do much about the speculation of him being the snitch and that he’ll just need to deal with it.
“I didn’t know, to tell you the truth. I didn’t know til my wife said something to me about it. My wife cracked a joke about it. But I mean, it is what it is. I can’t control that. I didn’t see all of them. My wife sent me something about it. But I don’t even know.”
What’s next for Chris Paul and his Thunders?
Chris Paul has had a resurgence this year. The guard returned to the all-star game this year after several year’s of absence. Longtime Thunders star Russell Westbrook requested a trade last season. The Rockets acquired Westbrook while the deal sent Chris Paul to the Thunders. The guard currently averages 17.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 1.6 steals this season.
The Thunders are tied for the fifth seed with the Rockets. The teams currently have a record of 40-24. Chris Paul and his Thunders will face the likes of Lakers, Clippers, Nuggets and Jazz when the league resumes in Orlando.