Chris Paul dumbfounded at Steph Curry’s ‘2014’ trash talk in Warriors-Suns NBA match

The recent game between the Golden State Warriors and the Phoenix Suns featured a highly anticipated showdown between veteran guards Stephen Curry and Chris Paul. Curry, a four-time NBA champion, put on an impressive performance in front of his home crowd, which included some choice words for the 37-year-old Paul during the game. However, Paul appeared to be unaware of Curry’s comment after the Warriors’ guard scored a difficult basket over him.

Fortunately, Warriors forward Draymond Green was there to clear up any confusion. Green, who hosts his own podcast, recently addressed the situation in a new episode, offering an explanation for his teammate’s words to Paul.

During the game, Curry and Klay Thompson led the Warriors to their first win over the Suns this season, despite the Suns missing Kevin Durant. Although the Suns attempted to make a comeback after trailing by more than 20 points in the first half, it was ultimately too late.

During a particular moment in the game, Curry managed to score a difficult basket over Paul, after which he exclaimed, “This ain’t 2014 no more.” Despite this, Paul appeared genuinely confused about what Curry meant in a post-game interview, stating, “I don’t know what happened in 2014.”

However, Green provided some context for Curry’s comment during his podcast, The Draymond Green Show. According to Green, Curry’s remark was a bar aimed at Paul, implying that the last time Paul had been better than him was back in 2014, almost a decade ago. Green appreciated Curry’s comment and hoped that fans of the game also appreciated it.

Since 2014, Curry had consistently had the upper hand over Paul, with the exception of the 2018 playoffs when Paul’s injury during game 5 worked to the Warriors’ advantage. As the Warriors and Suns stand as the 6th and 4th seeds, respectively, in the Western Conference, fans eagerly await the possibility of another playoff rivalry between the two veteran guards.

Is Chris Paul the Ultimate Point Guard? A Look into the All-Star’s Storied Career and Diverse Accomplishments

Chris Paul is a 10-time NBA All-Star who has been one of the most consistent point guards in the league for over a decade. Known for his exceptional court vision and leadership qualities, Paul has led his teams to several playoffs and has been named to the All-NBA team nine times in his career so far.

In addition to his All-Star selections and All-NBA honors, Paul won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award in 2006, the NBA All-Star Game MVP Award in 2013, and has been named to the NBA All-Defensive team 10 times.

Chris Paul
Dec 6, 2019; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul (3) celebrates after guard Dennis Schroder made a basket to tie the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the end of regulation at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Oklahoma City won in overtime 139-127. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

Paul’s accomplishments also extend beyond the NBA. He won two Olympic gold medals as a member of the United States men’s basketball team in 2008 and 2012 and was named USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year in 2009.

As a testament to his leadership skills, Paul was the president of the National Basketball Players Association from 2013 to 2021. He has also been involved in several philanthropic endeavors, including the Chris Paul Family Foundation, which provides scholarships, support, and resources to underserved communities.

Tahsin Tahmid

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Tahsin Tahmid is a part of the editorial panel of Sports Zion. As a sports and art-loving person, he has the vision to provide authentic information. Being an optimist, he hopes to bring the world closer by spreading love. The NFL is Tahmid's favorite league, and following it, he is a massive fan of Tom Brady and Joe Burrow. On the other hand, when it comes to the NBA, Tahsin loves watching LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo perform.


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