When the Golden State Warriors acquired Chris Paul in a trade, many people were reminded of the fierce rivalry that existed between Paul and Steph Curry back when both the Warriors and Houston Rockets were Western Conference contenders. In contrast, Chris Paul clarified in a joint interview with Malika Andrews on ESPN that he has a positive relationship with Steph Curry and has done so ever since the latter entered the league.
Paul stated on ESPN that he and Steph had been friends for a very long time. “My wife attended his wedding, and I believe that he and his wife attended our wedding. We’ve known each other for a very long time, so I’m delighted to have the opportunity to play with him. They have an incredible organization, and that team just naturally knows what they’re doing since they’ve been playing together for a while.
In the playoffs, Paul encountered Curry’s Warriors three times. When Paul played for the Los Angeles Clippers in 2014, it was the first time, and he won. When Paul was a member of the Rockets, they faced off twice more, with the Warriors prevailing both times.
Paul is currently competing against a team with a lot of prior experience in an effort to earn his first ring. When he played for the Rockets, that group kept him from succeeding. Paul’s presence on ESPN suggests that any earlier animosity has been set aside, and he will work to support the squad in its quest for another championship.