HeartBreakKid wrote:Chris Paul was unquestionably the leader of the Clippers - who else was lol? Chris Paul got heat because he is a hard ass and some of the players on the Clippers are more into fun and games (hm...does that sound like the Bad Boy Pistons to you?).flow wrote:ShotCreator wrote:No, he really doesn’t. He wasn’t well liked and even clashed with teammates himself.
Paul had an ego spat with Griffin and known slackers and headcases.
Even the Harden thing was completely overblown. Tilman leaked false information about a feud to justify a trade.
Whether 'well-liked' or not is immaterial. Every player on those Pistons teams acknowledged Isiah as the unquestioned leader and heart & soul of the team. And the leader led.
When I hear Clippers say that about Paul, I'll let you know.
Who has even said Chris Paul is a bad leader other than Baby Davis who is was out of the league in a second - and basically never became a good player because he was lazy (the same thing CP3 probably yelled at him about).
Chris Paul isn't any worse of a leader than any other hyper competitive player. He just doesn't have the winning narrative to make him look like a super hero.
A superhero? How about the winning narrative to make him look like even an all-star? Forget about winning a championship. He's never made the Finals. Forget about the finals, he's only gotten out of the 2nd round one time in his career.
But yeah, he's no worse a leader than anyone else. The Bad Boys would have accomplished just as much with him as they did with Zeke. Indiana U would have too. Keep on hating Isiah and rolling with your delusions.