Chris Paul has always been hailed as a hero, both on the court and in the locker room. As far as anyone can tell, he's about a great a guy (and teammate) as they come.
When things got out of hand with the Rondo/CP3 fight, people were quick to point out Rondo's complicated history. He quickly became the scapegoat due to his burned reputation.
But what if Chris Paul is the one who should have the bad rep?
Here's what Rondo said regarding his Houston rival:
"Of course, the NBA went with his side because I got three games and he got two," Rondo told ESPN. "Everyone wants to believe Chris Paul is a good guy. They don't know he's a horrible teammate. They don't know how he treats people. Look at what he did last year when he was in L.A.; trying to get to the Clippers' locker room. They don't want to believe he's capable of taunting and igniting an incident.
"... He comes out and says I spit and the media sides with that."
What he's referring to about "getting in the Clippers locker room" is the game last season when Paul literally took secret tunnels underneath Staples Center in an attempt to approach some of the Clippers' players he had been having some issues with during the game.
And if that wasn't enough, Glen "Big Baby" Davis (who has played with both Rajon and Paul) also spoke up, going so far as to say that CP3 was a bad teammate.
“I played with both of them...CP3 is a very bad teammate”
Have we been wrong about Chris Paul this whole time?
It's never easy to judge a man's character when you don't know him personally, but it is interesting that one of his former teammates seems to support the notion that he's not all that great after-all.