You know how that song goes – and if you don’t, you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months.
“We! Are never, ever, ever, getting back together,” are the lyrics sung by Taylor Swift. Well, today Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers did his best T-Swizzle impression, according to USA Today:
As his Clippers prepare for the latest Los Angeles turf war on Friday night at Staples Center against the Lakers team to which he was almost traded back in December of 2011, the point guard who has transformed one of the worst organizations in professional sports into a legitimate title contender wouldn’t have it any other way.
“Never, ever – ever, ever,” he told USA TODAY Sports emphatically on Wednesday night when asked how often he wonders what life with the Lakers might have been like before commissioner David Stern vetoed the deal with New Orleans back then for those infamous “basketball reasons.”
That’s kind of hard to believe – especially after his “WoW” tweet – but it’s what you can expect him to say. He’s playing for the Clippers. He’s getting paid by the Clippers. You can’t expect him to blurt out, “Yeah, I do wonder what it would be like to play with Kobe and Dwight,” because that’s not how it works.
They’ll always be a “what if?” in the mind of Paul and Laker fans alike. It’ll probably only be when one or the other wins a championship that they’ll finally be able to find peace and be happy with the way things turned out.
Did I really use “T-Swizzle” on a Lakers website? Yes. Yes I did.