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Friday, October 19, 2018

Chris Paul criticizes culture of Clippers, says he had ball in his hands too much

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Chris Paul is pulling no punches as he begins the season in a new uniform.

In clips from his new mini-documentary series for ESPN that were released on Tuesday, the Houston Rockets guard criticized the culture of his old team, the LA Clippers, and also expressed displeasure with the role he played there.

“The whole thing with our team, a lot of people see the wins and losses and stuff like that, but it’s the culture of our team,” said Paul, per The Disorderly. “If you ain’t trying to contend with the Warriors then what are we doing? You know what I mean? The Warriors haven’t lost in the playoffs. If you’re not trying to contend with them what are you doing?

“I had the ball in my hands way too much,” the nine-time All-Star continued about his time with the Clippers. “I’m tired of dribbling and having to do so much. I would love to be able to get on the wing and shoot the ball.”

Paul’s former head coach Doc Rivers would probably have something to say about that latter claim. But what we do know is that Paul left the Clippers because he felt he needed a change, and these comments provide some insight into what the Point God is hoping for in his first season with the Rockets.

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