Chris Paul is on a snitching streak.
He got Jordan Bell called for delay of game because of an untucked jersey, giving the Thunder a crucial free throw in a win over the Timberwolves. Even after officials got retribution by calling Paul for a delay of game during Oklahoma City’s win over the Trail Blazers, he didn’t let up.
Unhappy about an uncalled foul, Carmelo Anthony clapped at an official – a letter-of-the-law violation, but one that often goes unpunished. Paul called for a technical foul, and the referee whistled it.
I’m sure the official would claim he made the decision independent of Paul’s gesturing. That may or may not be true. But this is more about Paul, the NBA’s foremost tattletale, even calling for the penalty.
And Paul and Anthony are friends!