New Orleans point guard Chris Paul jokes that he would hit his mother if she was on the court playing against him after he led the Hornets to a Game 4 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. Posted by Ben Golliver.
What a ridiculous night for New Orleans All-Star point guard Chris Paul. He crossed up Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant hard. He led the Hornets to a huge Game 4 win over the Lakers to even the series at two games apiece by dropping a line that hasn't been put up in the last 20 postseasons: 27 points, 13 rebounds and 15 assists.
When it all was all said and done though, Paul played the role of stand-up comedian in his post-game interview. Asked by TNT's Cheryl Miller about his back-and-forth with Bryant on the court, which included a hard foul on a Bryant lay-up attempt, Paul let loose with a punchline that's sure to be repeated ad nauseam over the next few days.
"He'd do me the same way," Paul said. "You know, it's all in fun but this is our livelihood. I don't care if my mama was out on the court I'd hit her too."
Here's the video.
Mrs. Paul wasn't CP3's only foil in this clip. Teammate Trevor Ariza snuck up behind Paul to give him a bear hug from behind, which Paul greeted with a "pause" on national television before carrying on with the interview like nothing happened.
One way or another, politically correct or not, this guy was non-stop entertainment on Sunday night.
Chris Paul: 'I'd hit my mama too' interview video
Posted on: April 25, 2011 1:22 am
Edited on: April 25, 2011 1:36 am