Chris Paul was befuddled by this question pic.twitter.com/7MBC2uYVGC
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) April 26, 2017
Even by the typically low journalistic standards of the post game press conference, this question was a beauty.
Following the L.A. Clippers’ Game 5 loss to the Utah Jazz — which put them in a three games to two series hole — Clippers guard Chris Paul was asked the following question:
“Will the Clippers be back here Sunday playing Game 7?”
“What?” Paul said, visibly stunned by the query. It basically amounted to “Will the Clippers win their next game?” And what athlete would ever admit to feeling as though they were going to lose?
“What you think? I’m on the team. What you want me to say? No, it’s over? That’s what you want to hear?” Paul said. “Come on, man. You’ve been doing this long enough. Seriously, right?
Others in the room could be heard laughing, which Paul delighted in pointing out.
“Everybody in here’s laughing for a reason,” Paul said. “Come on, man.”
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