For most of the game they played hard but nice, two former teammates trying to act like this was just another game.
Then, in the final minutes of the Monday homecoming of former Clippers star Chris Paul, the elephant in the room roared.
In an on-court confrontation that later spilled into a potentially ugly locker room standoff, the world finally saw the fractured relationship between Paul and former teammate Blake Griffin.
They never really liked each other. In the end of Paul’s tenure here, they barely could tolerate each other. It is one of the reasons Paul forced a lopsided trade to the Houston Rockets last summer, and the reason Monday’s 113-102 Clippers victory...