Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns are on the verge of long-awaited greatness.
With the acquisition of Kevin Durant, the team is now poised to be a powerhouse in the playoffs.
That was made clear on Sunday, as they secured their third-straight win with Durant.
But if the Suns are going to return to the Finals, they will need each player to do everything he can to secure victories.
On Sunday, Paul got pretty clever.
As noted by ClutchPoints, there was a moment in the game when Paul was counting the number of Dallas Mavericks players on the court.
Is Chris Paul the greatest snitcher of all-time? 😂 pic.twitter.com/JRIXXnDuZs
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) March 5, 2023
He was making sure that the team had all five required players, no more or no less.
If they had more or less than five, Paul could have called a referee to tell them about the infraction, which would have given his team possession of the ball during a very close game.
Some people might consider this snitching, mostly because it isn’t the first time Paul has been caught doing something like this.
His most infamous moment came when he still played for the Oklahoma City Thunder and brought attention to Jordan Bell’s untucked jersey, which was ruled a delay of the game and earned OKC the ball.
People often harp on Paul for moves like this but they have resulted in wins and that’s what matters most.
He is a very talented and smart player and will use every rule in the book to help his team succeed.
Paul doesn’t care if it makes him look bad because victory is far more important than image.NEXT: Devin Booker Discusses His Biggest Rivalry