Frank Vogel thought that Chris Paul’s foul on LeBron James within the second half of the Lakers vs. Suns sport was a “soiled play.”
However Paul is not letting that get to him.
Paul dismissed the notion that the play — which led to James banging his left shoulder and a scrum that resulted in 4 technical fouls and the ejection of Cameron Payne — was something irregular.
“I don’t know something about that. I’ve completely nothing to say about that,” Paul mentioned of Vogel’s feedback, per Yahoo Sports activities. “We’re simply taking part in basketball and competing. I’m simply grateful we received the win, and I’m wanting ahead to Recreation 2.”
“My view was [an] overly aggressive field out, a harmful play the place ’Bron was within the air and received uppercut,” Vogel mentioned.
In wanting on the play, it is exhausting to see what Vogel is speaking about. Paul and James merely received tousled mid-air. In actual fact, some thought that James had flopped after the 175-pound Paul toppled the 250-pound James with ease.
Was there contact on the play? Positive, however it’s exhausting to inform which social gathering initiated it.
All informed, each James and Paul, who suffered a shoulder damage within the first half of the sport, have been in a position to end the competition and seem like no worse for put on. The 2 veterans needs to be prepared for an additional showdown in Tuesday’s Recreation 2.