Chris Paul disappointed in the culture of the Clippers, 'If you're not trying to contend with the Warriors what are you doing?'
In a preview to Chris Paul's ESPN mini-doc series set to begin airing Thursday, the newly minted Houston Rocket sheds light on what facilitated his moved from Los Angeles.
Giving us a look back on Paul's hectic summer, Paul reveals his disappointment in the Clippers organization to friend and mentor Jay-Z.
"I've been all messed up," said Paul. "I obviously like where my kids go to school, where my brother's kids go to school and all that stuff. We love it out here. Life is great, all that stuff. Even getting to see you all.
"But basketball... Boy. The whole thing with our team... A lot of people see the wins and losses and stuff like that but it's the culture of our team. I told [Jay-Z], 'Tell them if you ain't trying to contend with the Warriors then what are we doing? You know what I mean? The Warriors haven't lost in the playoffs. If you're not trying to contend with them what are you doing?"
Paul was also clearly unhappy with his role on the Clippers.
"I had the ball in my hands way to much," Paul said. "I'm tired of dribbling and having to do so much. I would love to be able to get on the wing and shoot the ball. In Houston you've got [James] Harden. You've got Trevor Ariza who I'm actually close with. You think about life, too."
Paul makes his debut with the Rockets tonight at 10:30 ET against the defending champion Warriors in Golden State.