Perhaps no two players in the modern NBA have more animosity towards each other than Chris Paul and Rajon Rondo. With a rivalry that originates from years in the past, their disdain for each other isn't very much a secret at this point.
Still, it's always a wild ride to see those two go at it on the court.
Following their most recent faceoff, which saw the Suns come out with the 109-101 victory, Clippers coach Tyronn Lue spoke on the beef, offering up a pretty solid explanation as to why it's even still a thing.
“I think when you play against yourself, you’re always going to have a problem,” Lue explained. “And I think those are two throwback point guards who hate to lose and compete at a high level and dominate the game with their pass. They just hate to lose.”
Things have gotten so bad between the two, that Rondo didn't even refer to Paul by his name, instead calling him "No. 3."
We could go on and on and on about the history between them, but Lue's theory behind the rivalry does explain a lot.
Both players have a tough competitive spirit and wear their hearts on their sleeves. It's really no wonder why their faceoffs are always so intense...