From celebrated to criticized. Days after Chris Paul was praised for his latest efforts to give back to the community, the Los Angeles Clippers star is under a swarm of scrutiny for his actions at Tuesday night’s basketball game.

The Clippers were facing off against their prime rival, The Lakers, when Chris Paul decided to bring his son on the sidelines to enjoy the game. It wouldn’t have been so bad if the Clippers had been losing the game, but the Lakers were actually suffering an intense beatdown while Chris and his son were taking in the sights. Imagine playing your heart out while members of the opposing team sit back and happily watch your demise. Such is how Lakers fans felt about Chris’ actions.


“Meanwhile CP3 has his son on the bench with him,” Cari Champion tweeted after the game. “I encourage this love but it’s so disrespectful to a lackluster Laker team.”

Regardless of how you may feel about Chris’ decision to enjoy family time during Tuesday’s game, you have to admit that the Los Angeles Clippers star gave a stellar performance when it was his turn to play. Chris scored a whopping 27 points in 25 minutes, which is beyond remarkable. He definitely contributed to the Clippers’ 133-109 win over the Lakers.

Chris Paul is the proud father of two kids. His son, Chris Paul II, celebrates his eighth birthday in May.

Check out highlights from Tuesday night’s game below!



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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