Chris Paul Responds To Reports He Wanted Out of Houston, Demanding Trade From James Harden
NBA veteran point guards, Chris Paul was a bit confused following the latest reports on Tuesday detailing his demands for a trade out of Houston. According to the report, Paul and Houston Rockets superstar, James Harden’s relationship went south as CP3 went to Rockets management and demanded a trade. Following his demands, Harden issued a “him or me,” scenario to the front, which lead to their relationship being labeled as “unsalvageable.” Although, this news came to a surprise to CP3 as he took to Instagram to respond. The Rockets guard says,
“Damn! That’s news to me…”
The 9-time NBA All-Star, Paul has been labeled a hot head and has had his fair share of clashes with his former team. In 2017, before being traded to the Rockets, Paul’s former coach of Los Angeles Clippers, Doc River was reportedly one of the factors for his request to be traded to in the summer of 2017.
“After Paul exited for Houston, Clippers owner Steve Ballmer reached out to his former point guard. As a relatively new owner, Ballmer wanted to learn from his organization’s mistakes and invited Paul to share his thoughts about the current state of the franchise and, more pointedly, his reasons for leaving. When the two met over breakfast, league sources say, Paul stated that Rivers was one of the contributing factors.”
In the aftermath, Rockets general manager, Daryl Morey confirmed to reporters that CP3 has never asked to be traded from the team, according to ESPN.
“Just spoke to Daryl Morey. He reiterated there has been no trade demand from Chris Paul. “Tweet that I said that. Print it. Tweet it twice.”’
Recently, CP3 was spotted with a huge smile during a WNBA game on the sidelines with fellow NBA Superstar players LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and Oklahoma Thunder star, Russell Westbrook.
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