Los Angeles Lakers point guard Rajon Rondo added more fuel to the fire Tuesday when he said Houston Rockets All-Star Chris Paul is a “bad teammate.” Rondo talked about how people don't know the dirty side of Paul that many NBA players are aware of.
Former NBA big man Glen “Big Baby” Davis, who played with both Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul in his career, knows exactly what Rondo is talking about, and he completely agrees with him.
Big Baby Davis' response to Rajon Rondo saying Chris Paul is "a horrible teammate." pic.twitter.com/qSnWcMnmOH
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There's this perception that Chris Paul is too hard on his teammates when they make a mistake, but doesn't take accountability for his miscues. Back in April 2017, ESPN columnist Kevin Arnovitz did an extensive feature on the Los Angeles Clippers. Arnovitz spoke to an anonymous Clippers player, and that player shed some light on what it's like to play with Chris Paul.
“He just can't be wrong,” says a member of the Clippers. “I just wish he was wrong more. I wish he would say, ‘My fault.' “
Chris Paul is one of the best point guards in NBA history and will be a first ballot Hall of Famer. He's often called a pitbull due to his small stature but feisty competitiveness on the court. However, Paul has only been to the conference finals once in his career. That was last year with the Rockets. Before that, Paul and his Clippers teams came close, but always choked at the most inopportune time.
Blake Griffin, who is now with the Detroit Pistons, and Chris Paul were believed to have a tense relationship behind closed doors during their time together in Los Angeles. It just seems from the outside looking in that Paul is a tough guy to play with.