When Chris Paul defends a teammate, on a ten-day contract, mocked by the public | NBA

This is the kind of anecdote that says a lot about the type of leader Chris Paul is. It is reported by Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports during his stay on TNT. The scene takes place on December 31 in Boston, when the Suns visit the Celtics.

For the record, the men of Arizona are deprived of Deandre Ayton and JaVale McGee for this meeting. A few days earlier, they signed Emanuel Terry, a 25-year-old non-drafted interior (2m06), briefly passed by the Suns and the Heat in recent years.

That day, the Suns are badly embarked on the score and Jalen Smith is worried about faults. Monty Williams has no choice but to mobilize his recruit. The interior will play ten minutes in this match, for six rebounds captured. It will especially, according to the words reported by Chris Haynes, be the subject of jokes from some fans. We make fun of his precarious situation in particular, by attaching the label of ” guy for a day ».

This is too much for Chris Paul who will personally address the dishonest fans to ask them to respect his visiting teammate. Because without the latter, recalls the leader, and all the other players called at the last minute to complete the roster, the meetings simply could not have taken place.

And this is how “CP3″ wanted to deliver a message to all ten-day contract holders: ” I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, all the players on ten day contracts who remain ready. We get through this season thanks to you, we couldn’t do it without you. »

Despite this nice gesture on his part, his teammate was immediately cut by the Suns.


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