Chris Paul’s tactics are sparking controversy even in his new role with the Golden State Warriors. In a recent game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Paul drew criticism on social media for a play that some deemed dirty. Attempting to control a loose ball, Paul fell into the knees of Timberwolves guard Mike Conley, who was also vying for the ball. The incident led to Conley collapsing to the ground.
Several observers found Paul’s dive unnecessary, with some speculating that he might have intentionally sought contact with Conley’s knees. The incident has sparked debate, and you can form your opinion by watching the video of the incident below.
Fortunately, Conley was unharmed, but Paul’s maneuver led the officials to call a foul on Conley. Despite this, the Timberwolves ultimately secured a 116-110 victory over the Warriors.
While it might be a stretch to claim that Paul intentionally aims to harm opponents, it’s reasonable to assert that he actively seeks any potential advantage on the basketball court, even if it involves drawing fouls through unconventional means. Paul’s history includes numerous controversial moments, leading some to label him as one of the dirtiest players in basketball.