Chris Paul appears to troll Damian Lillard over controversial late-game layup
At 32 years old, Chris Paul appears to have finally run out of chill.
The Houston Rockets point guard took to Twitter on Thursday to post about his passing of the 16,000-point mark for his career, a feat that he achieved the night before in a 121-112 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
— Chris Paul (@CP3) January 11, 2018
Seems innocuous enough, right? Well upon further review, it appears that the image Paul posted was of the controversial layup he went up for in the closing seconds of the already-decided game, angering Blazers guard Damian Lillard.
— NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) January 11, 2018
What makes this apparent troll job even better is that the layup was not even Paul’s 16,000th point — he entered play on Wednesday with 15,995 points for his career, and the controversial bucket gave him 37 on the night.
Paul actually gave a pretty good answer when he was confronted by Lillard as to why he didn’t just run out the clock in a traditional show of sportsmanship, so it looks like he got the win on the court as well as on social media.