Chris Paul and LeBron James may be good friends off the court, but CP3 showed his buddy no love on it.
Just before halftime of the Houston Rockets’ game against the Lakers in Los Angeles on Thursday night, Paul made a controversial move on James. LeBron was driving and put up a shot in the paint that missed. James and Paul then battled for the rebound, with the much smaller guard yanking on LeBron’s arm:
Chris Paul seems to rather unnecessarily yank down LeBron James’ arm here…… pic.twitter.com/EqBKSPye41
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) February 22, 2019
James was on the Staples Center floor afterwards cradling his left arm. He was helped up and then went to the free throw line.
Maybe that was incidental contact by Paul, but it’s not like we haven’t seen him pull off dirty plays before.