Paul took a clear side during the Thunder’s win in New York on Friday.
The Oklahoma City wore shoes with “Do The Right Thing” written on them. Of course, that’s the name of Lee’s famous film.
Just in case the link wasn’t clear, Paul explained his sneaker message.
“My man Spike,’’ Paul said. “I’ve known Spike for a while. I had spoken to him a couple of days ago and looked forward to him being at the game to watch me play because I hadn’t played the last two years. In 15 years, I might have played eight times. I’ve missed a lot of games [at the Garden].’’
Paul can’t control where he plays next season. He’s under contract with the Thunder. They could keep him or trade him anywhere.
But, especially as a respected veteran, Paul can influence whether teams want him. He knows what he’s doing.
Would Knicks owner James Dolan really approve a trade for Paul after this?