Current Rocket raves about Chris Paul as ‘awesome teammate’
Chris Paul’s reputation as a teammate has come into question this week as part of the fallout from his fight with Rajon Rondo.
Days after their fight led to suspensions for both players, Rondo blasted Paul, saying CP3 may have a good reputation in the media but is a “horrible” teammate. At least one Houston Rockets player has Paul’s back.
Gerald Green was asked for his thoughts on Paul ahead of the Rockets’ game against Utah on Wednesday and was nothing but complimentary. Here’s the video (beware – there are a few bad words).
Gerald Green, now an 11-year veteran with 8 NBA stops, on @CP3 as a teammate:
“Chris [Paul] is an awesome teammate. I’ve had a lot of bad teammates before, because I had bounced around, and Chris is probably one of my best teammates that I’ve ever had on a team.” #Rockets pic.twitter.com/3Xcx4TvhDt
— Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) October 24, 2018
“Chris is an awesome teammate,” Green said of Paul. “He’s an awesome teammate. As soon as I got here, he’s one of the first guys to welcome me in. … I’ve had a lot of bad teammates before. Chris is probably one of my best teammates I’ve had on a team.”
Green says that Paul would call him after games and that he’ll have CP3’s back on and off the court.
Though Rondo’s comments about Paul being a bad teammate have received attention, they’ve been smacked down somewhat. Rockets GM Daryl Morey even pointed out the irony in Rondo’s comments with a hilarious tweet.