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VIDEO: Thunder’s Chris Paul confronts disrespectful kid watching courtside vs. Celtics


The Oklahoma City Thunder and Boston Celtics were engrossed in a tough battle that saw all of them play fantastic basketball for the TD Garden crowd. However, Chris Paul wasn’t able to fully focus on the game as he was heckled by a disrespectful teenager.

A video by Celtics on NBC Sports Boston showed Paul talking with a young heckler who said something unacceptable his way. The way he approached the kid who was with his friends and talked it out showed that he was definitely affected by the words he said.

It’s easy for privileged teens to get courtside tickets to NBA games thanks to their parents, and it’s unavoidable that some parents may be lax in teaching their children to be mindful of others. Paul let him know that stuff like that won’t fly with him and probably courteously told the kid to keep his opinions to himself.

Paul is enjoying a resurgence of sorts with Oklahoma City. What was supposed to be a stopover with the Thunder turned to be a legitimate chance at a title. He’s averaging 17.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 6.8 assists a game.

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