Chris Paul hit the winning shot for the Clippers in their 98-97 victory over the Trail Blazers Friday, and by virtue of being the game’s hero, he got to choose who he engaged in his postgame celebration. CP3 spread the love by high-fiving some fans, but he left Sugar Ray singer and noted Lakers fan Mark McGrath hanging on a fist pound. Maybe Paul didn’t notice McGrath’s fist all cocked and ready for his potato to be pounded, or maybe he consciously blew him off. Whatever the case, we love it because it gave us an awesome moment in TV history.
The good news is McGrath is taking the snub like a champ, even tweeting about the embarrassing moment that was nationally televised on ESPN’s NBA Friday:
I just got snubbed from a fist bump by Chris Paul on national tv…
— mark mcgrath (@mark_mcgrath) March 31, 2012
McGrath earned some points back with that tweet, but then he gave it all back by acting like a Lakers snob, telling Lakers radio announcer John Ireland he would only attend a Clippers game if he had courtside seats. That’s what you get for acting like you’re slumming it, McGrath!