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Sounds like a bunch of fake tough guy stuff going on here.

It's the NBA.  Of course it is.

Yup but on the plus side that makes this a lot more comical. Shaq and Chuck laughing about "call LAPD, Chris Paul's trying to beat me up!" was great.

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I'd guess this has to do with Austin puffing his chest out after taking Paul's role and having a couple good games.  I saw in a recent interview thay he's still defending his talent and place in the NBA based on merit rather than nepotism.
"As far as playing, I didn't care who guarded me - red, yellow, black. I just didn't want a white guy guarding me, because it's disrespect to my game."
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« Last Edit: January 16, 2018, 11:09:14 AM by tarheelsxxiii »
"As far as playing, I didn't care who guarded me - red, yellow, black. I just didn't want a white guy guarding me, because it's disrespect to my game."
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As president of the players union, cp3 showed a lack of leadership by not just allowing this, but being a part of it. How Do you go through backdoors after getting kicked out by security from the opponents locker room and think its a good idea


And what's Gerald Green thinking! He was almost out of the league until a few weeks ago. And he decided he wants to help jump the Opponents coaches kid in their locker room... Glad he isn't in our team

Gerald's still upset with Doc for trashing him as a rook and 2nd year player in Boston!!

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I'd guess this has to do with Austin puffing his chest out after taking Paul's role and having a couple good games.  I saw in a recent interview thay he's still defending his talent and place in the NBA based on merit rather than nepotism.
He was the 10th pick in the draft to a team that had nothing to do with his father ever.  He clearly has NBA level talent.
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As the NBA gathers information for its investigation into the events surrounding the bombastic LA Clippers-Houston Rockets game on Monday night, forward Trevor Ariza has been further isolated as the person most responsible for the Rockets' postgame charge into the Clippers' locker room, league sources told ESPN.

Rockets All-Stars Chris Paul and James Harden are increasingly described as working to slow down Ariza's anger with the Clippers' Austin Rivers and Blake Griffin, league sources said.

Nevertheless, there are those on the Clippers' side who still insist that Paul -- in his return game after six turbulent seasons in Los Angeles -- eagerly entered the home locker room through a backdoor entrance with Ariza, Harden and teammate Gerald Green.

The Rockets players were filled with a greater animus for Rivers, sources told ESPN, because they insist that he had been especially belligerent from the bench in the late stages of the Clippers' victory. Out with an ankle injury and wearing a suit, Rivers was reveling in Griffin's dominant performance of 29 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Once Griffin became entangled with several Rockets, Rivers' verbiage appeared to become more aggressive.

Griffin unleashed on the Rockets in the final minutes of the game, brushing past Mike D'Antoni and inspiring the Rockets coach to scream "F--- you" at him. Griffin, as he was falling out of bounds, fired a loose ball off the back of Eric Gordon, and seconds later, he engaged in a skirmish with Ariza that led to double technical fouls and an ejection with 1 minute,
3 seconds left.

As the drama unfolded later, Rockets center Clint Capela walked down the main corridor and banged on the front entrance to the Clippers' locker room, league sources said. Soon, a Clippers staff member opened the door and looked up to see Capela, a formidable 6-foot-10 figure, standing in the doorway.
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How does glory boy, Chris Paul NOT get any suspension???

Paul is the same piece of crap that VERY DELIBERATELY hit Julius Hodge in the groin in 2005 when with Wake Forest!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F3tptzEWmM

And people think he is a CHOIR BOY!!!  He is NOT!!!!

He is the Head of the NBA Players' Association and he should NOT get a pass because of that and the FACT that it would look BAD for the NBA for him to get suspended!!!!

He showed them where the back door into the locker room was located.  He should get a longer suspension that those two!!

Utter hogwash.  There is NOT much justice in our world today sadly!!!

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I'd guess this has to do with Austin puffing his chest out after taking Paul's role and having a couple good games.  I saw in a recent interview thay he's still defending his talent and place in the NBA based on merit rather than nepotism.
He was the 10th pick in the draft to a team that had nothing to do with his father ever.  He clearly has NBA level talent.

Sure, but by that logic it would be ok for Anthony Bennet's dad to trade for him and get him a big contract. Rivers was one of the worst players in the league when he was traded to LA & only slightly improved when they inexplicably gave him a $30M contract. It was very clearly favoritism, even if he's a talented kid.
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Sounds like a bunch of fake tough guy stuff going on here.

It's the NBA.  Of course it is.

Yup but on the plus side that makes this a lot more comical. Shaq and Chuck laughing about "call LAPD, Chris Paul's trying to beat me up!" was great.

LOL agreed. Like come on now. CP3? He's like the equivalent of class president. He's not about to roll up and throw hands with a teacher's child. Much ado about nuthin. There are a lot of goons in the NBA...but CP3 ain't one of em. Gerald Green though? Is about that life.

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If there's 20 total guys in the NBA that are true tough guys I'd be shocked.  And not one of them plays for the Clippers or Rockets LOL. 

I'd say Embiid, Baynes, TA, and Bobby Portis are a lock 4.  Possibly Rondo too.

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If there's 20 total guys in the NBA that are true tough guys I'd be shocked.  And not one of them plays for the Clippers or Rockets LOL. 

I'd say Embiid, Baynes, TA, and Bobby Portis are a lock 4.  Possibly Rondo too.

I'd throw in Gerald Green, Zach Randolph, Pat Bev, and Cousins off hand.

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If there's 20 total guys in the NBA that are true tough guys I'd be shocked.  And not one of them plays for the Clippers or Rockets LOL. 

I'd say Embiid, Baynes, TA, and Bobby Portis are a lock 4.  Possibly Rondo too.

I'd throw in Gerald Green, Zach Randolph, Pat Bev, and Cousins off hand.

It's an interesting question. I would prob filter this question by figuring out what players grew up in "tougher areas". There's a huge difference between looking tough on an NBA court and having the experience of catching multiple beatings growing up. The latter teaches one how to win a fight more than the former.

If it were a straight boxing match, I'd take someone with the reach. If some type of MMA event, I like stocky guys like Marcus Smart. If it's a real fight on the street, I like the guy with the baseball bat or gun. Give me Spud Webb with a 9mm.

The whole "tough guy" thing is overrated. In my opinion, the toughest guys are those that are mentally strong enough not to engage. You might never seem them fight, even though they're capable of laying down a beating.

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If there's 20 total guys in the NBA that are true tough guys I'd be shocked.  And not one of them plays for the Clippers or Rockets LOL. 

I'd say Embiid, Baynes, TA, and Bobby Portis are a lock 4.  Possibly Rondo too.

I'd throw in Gerald Green, Zach Randolph, Pat Bev, and Cousins off hand.

Ben Wallace may top the list:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWXpyrfEuYo

He and the Bad Boy Pistons (Laimbeer) just before him.  The guys that end up carving out careers as top 3-and-Ders generally played with some grit, too --Bowen, Iguodala, Ariza, Matthews, Ron Artest/MWP, etc. 

This reminded me of an article about Artest that I read a while ago: https://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Ron-Artest-admits-he-used-to-drink-Hennessy-at-h?urn=nba,206187

Not labeling that "grit", but man... he was a true wildcard.  Unhinged cowboy.     
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How does glory boy, Chris Paul NOT get any suspension???

Paul is the same piece of crap that VERY DELIBERATELY hit Julius Hodge in the groin in 2005 when with Wake Forest!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F3tptzEWmM

And people think he is a CHOIR BOY!!!  He is NOT!!!!

He is the Head of the NBA Players' Association and he should NOT get a pass because of that and the FACT that it would look BAD for the NBA for him to get suspended!!!!

He showed them where the back door into the locker room was located.  He should get a longer suspension that those two!!

Utter hogwash.  There is NOT much justice in our world today sadly!!!

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This is how I feel.  He was probably the leader of those guys and if he told those guys not to go into the locker room they wouldn't have.  I was kind of looking forward to Paul being punished.