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Chris Paul Draws the Foul...and Criticism

Another example of CP3’s savvy and its fallout

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers at Memphis Grizzlies Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

It’s no secret that Chris Paul has a reputation in the Association for exaggerating contact. On the court that can translate to fouls getting called, as it did in Memphis last night between Chris Paul and Vince Carter:

As Matt Moore of CBS Sports pointed out,

However, no good deed goes unpunished and Matt Moore concluded his comments by noting:

Such comment does feed the sentiment of many that Chris Paul is a “flopper.” Indeed, the Bleacher Report simply characterized the foul as being questionable and skipped pointing out its value for teams and players altogether. So while CP3 was once again displaying his talents on the court, opinions continued to be divided as to whether such talents are necessary “good.”