New report suggests that Suns star Chris Paul wasn’t exactly innocent in the famous shoving incident during the Western Conference Finals
The NBA community at large has a massive level of respect for the talent of Chris Paul, and why not? What the Point God can do on the floor can often leave your jaw dropping to the floor. His ability to make his team better, and even get his own even so close to the end of his career, is downright admirable. However, his attitude as a person has never been known to be the best.
Over the years, CP3 has had beef with countless players, with Rajon Rondo, Chris Paul, and Demarcus Cousins just being some of the more popular incidents. And recently, yet another one was added to the list.
After the Phoenix Suns knocked out the LA Clippers, Patrick Beverley seemed to suddenly shove Paul in the back out of sheer emotion. At the time, many hit out at the Clippers star, believing what he did was completely uncalled for. But recently, an NBA journalist has reported that there may have been more to this story than what meets the eye.
“Chris Paul instigated the Clippers”: NBA Reporter Landon Buford reveals some massive details about the beef between the Point God and Beverley
Before we start here, we will say that Patrick Beverley is hardly the kind of person or player who holds back. If something rubs him the wrong way, he is known to throw hands, even if the comment may not actually be that disrespectful. So, given how that series went, one way or the other something was going to happen.
Still though, if Chris Paul really did say anything, it would be a massive revelation. And according to Landon Buford, that was indeed the case.
Chris Paul instigated Clippers in WCF Im hearing.
CP3 told DeMarcus Cousins: “You bum ass nigga! That’s why my son got more money in the bank than you’ll ever have!”
— Landon Buford (@LandonBuford) July 19, 2021
It is important to mention here, that perhaps this needs to be taken with a grain of salt. After all, neither player really mentioned the incident going this way specifically. Even when Patrick Beverley apologized, he merely said that it was his fault for letting his emotions get the best of him.
Still, this report frankly doesn’t sound very far-fetched considering the character of CP3. But, given that the players will likely never speak of the incident ever again, we as NBA fans will sadly never know what really happened on that night.