VIDEO: Thunder’s Chris Paul asks for a technical foul on Carmelo Anthony for smacking hands in frustration
In his latest antic, Paul asked for a technical foul on good friend and Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony for smacking his hands in frustration.
Just a few milliseconds after Anthony smacked his hands together, Paul quickly turned to the referee, asking for a technical foul.
CP3: “THAT’S A TECH.” 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/Lpv0P0OrC2
— House of Highlights (@HoHighlights) December 9, 2019
This is the second straight game where Paul displayed his uncanny knowledge of the rules. In Friday’s overtime win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, Paul asked for a delay of game violation against the Timberwolves as Jordan Bell checked in the game with his jersey untucked.
According to NBA rules, this warrants a delay of game violation — which, as it turned out — was the second of the Timberwolves in the game which translated into a technical foul. Paul’s awareness of the rule certainly paid off, as the game went to overtime and the Thunder eventually won.
“His jersey is untucked!”
Chris Paul had a season-high 30 PTS, 7 AST & this great moment during OKC’s win. pic.twitter.com/HlUsGHmrCm
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) December 7, 2019
The two plays certainly prove that Paul is regarded as one of the smartest players in the game, not just because of his innate skill, but his knowledge of every single rule out there.
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