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March 16, 2012; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Marcus Thornton (23) controls the ball against the Boston Celtics during the third quarter at Power Balance Pavilion. The Sacramento Kings defeated the Boston Celtics 120-95. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE

Marcus Thornton Sticks Up For Kings Through Chris Paul's Tough Talk

Depending on your television feed, you may or may not have seen the somewhat animated discussion held between Clippers star guard Chris Paul and Kings gunner Marcus Thornton after the Kings embarrassing loss in Los Angeles this past weekend.

The two former New Orleans Hornets have a pretty tight relationship, so, one could have expected the two to exchange pleasantries postgame but for anybody watching, while Paul may have been expecting pleasantries from Thornton – pleasantries are not what he received.

Per Jason Jones:

Asked Thornton about the conversation that was picked up by TV cameras between he and Chris Paul. Said he didn’t like how Paul talked down to the Kings bench. Apparently Paul felt like Thornton would know they were still good b/c they were teammates in New Orleans. Thornton is backing his teammates, said Paul can’t talk down to the team and not include him in the talk.

Chris Paul, despite his all-world talent level, has quite the reputation for having a big mouth, only rivaled by his love of punching opposing players in their testicles.

(n) A low down snake. A terrific basketball player who throws temper tantrums like a 6 year old when he doesn’t get the calls, and punches opponents in the testicles out of frustration (see: Bruce Bowen, Julius Hodge, Chris Duhon, etc).
“Yo I heard Tim got in a fight with Mike but Mike pulled a Chris Paul and punched him in the nuts like a lil bitch”
Despite the view one has on Chris Paul and his antics, it’s nice to see the Kings, despite their sloppy and inconsistent play acting like a family. It wasn’t that long ago when we watched Kings fall to the floor and only get help from one fellow player or play like a group of individuals. Now, players rush to the aid of their comrades and spend their down time hanging out.
The Kings locker room has been given every reason to fold this year, but their bonds remain strong even if their on-court performances aren’t.

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