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Rufflegate: CP3 'incensed' over Gasol head rub

Posted on: January 26, 2012 1:39 pm
Edited on: January 26, 2012 1:42 pm
 
By Matt Moore

At the end of the Lakers' win over the Clippers Wednesday night, Chris Paul and Pau Gasol got into a dispute, of sorts. Paul and Gasol exchanged some words, and then some more words, and then Gasol ... how can we put this? He ruffled Paul's head. You know, like you would the paper boy, if paper boys existed if papers still existed. Paul, to put it lightly, did not take it well. Here's the incident. 



And after the game, Paul was not at all letting it slide. From the Los Angeles Times, which describes Paul as "incensed" after the game: 

 

"I don't know if (Pau) has kids, but I'm not one of them."

This rivalry is going to be so much fun.



(image via Got 'Em, Coach)
Comments

Since: Jan 15, 2012
Posted on: January 27, 2012 4:16 pm
 

Rufflegate: CP3 'incensed' over Gasol head rub

Hahaha.... Ya lakerdukeyanks, was definitely a taunt.  Guess its a player specific situation, you see guys mixing it up all the time, talk trash and one of em gives the other a whack on the butt even tho there both furious.  Some guys laugh it off and some guys retaliate and unfortunately get T'ed up.  Its a hard gesture to distinguish, tho it was clearly gasols way of saying " ya whatever buddy the games over".  At least Chris Paul didnt get the Garnett treatment.  Anyone here remeber last year when KG gave Channing Frye a sack whack.... haha that was hilarious.  As far as this goes, it was harmless enough, but wont be forgotten.  I wonder what Kobe was sayin when he intervened.  probaly somethin like " Girls, GIRLS don't fight, your both pretty"!! We all know a sports star isn't likely to rub off what they consider dis-re-spekin, but with 1 second left and the game out of reach its not worth gettin a technical.  I'm not sure what the rules are as far as accumulation of technicals and the consequences but gotta just walk away!! Get him back next game.  Clippers are gonna be contenders this year and they cant afford petty distractions!!



Since: Jan 27, 2012
Posted on: January 27, 2012 3:07 pm
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Since: Aug 25, 2011
Posted on: January 27, 2012 12:34 pm
 

Rufflegate: CP3 'incensed' over Gasol head rub

What a crock !!!!    "Girls" - grow the "H" up and play the game the way it was intended !!!!!



Since: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: January 27, 2012 12:26 am
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Since: Dec 27, 2011
Posted on: January 27, 2012 12:26 am
 

Rufflegate: CP3 'incensed' over Gasol head rub

After the game, both players downplayed it. It's not as big a deal as the press tried to make it. This was nothing compared to the "contact" in the 80's. The press is trying to make a story here when there really isn't one. It might be if it happens again but not now.



Since: Apr 14, 2011
Posted on: January 26, 2012 11:59 pm
 

Rufflegate: CP3 'incensed' over Gasol head rub

Why the heck did Gasol rub Paul on the head?  He knows it's a taunt, he should know that it is a reason to go when you pull that crap on an opponent.  If CP wanted to be sure no one else would do that stuff again, he should have thrown an elbow into Pau's package.  I imagine a few others will try the same maneuver in a tight game with the Clippers to rattle him.

On the other hand, if 24 was on the receiving end of a similar head rub, the laker faithful would have pelted the opposing players with bottles, chains, batteries, shoes, keys, numchuks,  u-bombs and car tires.  Outside, Staples, we would have the largest flash mob of goons in history, waiting to slash the bus tires, break out the windows and set a clipper uniform on fire all the while shouting obscenities and flashing gang signs.  They would be tweeting about their handiwork, putting their pictures on Facebook and have the video of the beat down go viral.   Plaschke and Adande would have written how 24 was disrespected and the head patter deserved instant capital punishment without a trial.

To add insult to injury, the game officials would have triple teed the offender, ruled a flagrant three foul and David Stern would have the offender arrested and sent to a Turkish prison.    



Since: Dec 17, 2011
Posted on: January 26, 2012 11:29 pm
 

Rufflegate: CP3 'incensed' over Gasol head rub

This is the same guy who sucker tapped Julius Hodge in the nuts...


- sucker tapped him in the nuts, did he?  Was Julius 'incensed'?



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: January 26, 2012 10:59 pm
 

Rufflegate: CP3 'incensed' over Gasol head rub

This is the same guy who sucker tapped Julius Hodge in the nuts...



Since: Dec 17, 2011
Posted on: January 26, 2012 10:50 pm
 

Rufflegate: CP3 'incensed' over Gasol head rub

Incensed and Peppermints

CP - 3 ?  More like CP -1 foot shorter than Gasol.



Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: January 26, 2012 10:38 pm
 

Rufflegate: CP3 'incensed' over Gasol head rub

If he doesnt want another man touching him, he has a right to feel that way! I wouldn't want a another man rubbing me either! SO WHAT! Are you a homosexual?


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