After the Rockets won their series against the Jazz and before the Warriors lost Game 5 to the Clippers last night, Chris Paul and James Harden shut down talk a rematch against Golden State. It seemed to be Houston’s company line.
Clint Capela had his own ideas – even with Paul sitting next to him at the podium.
- Capela: “That’s what I want. I want to face them.”
- Paul to Capela: “Aw, man. You’re going to be all over Bleacher Report. It’s cool, though. It is what it is.”
- Paul to a reporter: “Look at you. You can’t wait to tweet that.”
- Capela: “We’ve been working on it all year long. I think if you want to be the champion, you’ve got to beat the champion. So, at some point, you’ve got to do it, right?”
Paul and Harden are trying to project calm and steadiness. That’s probably the “right” approach.
But Capela’s outspokenness is way more fun.