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04/26/2017 10:54 am ET

Here's Why You Don't Ask NBA Star Chris Paul A Dumb Question

"Seriously, right?"
Chris Paul, pictured during the Clippers' loss to the Utah Jazz on Tuesday, swatted away a scribe's ill-worded question.
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Chris Paul, pictured during the Clippers' loss to the Utah Jazz on Tuesday, swatted away a scribe's ill-worded question.

Maybe the question should have been rephrased from the get-go.

On Tuesday, Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul took umbrage at a reporter who basically asked if his team could win its next playoff game against the Utah Jazz to force a Game 7 in their series.

Paul, already smarting from the Clippers’ loss at home to the Jazz to give Utah a 3 to 2 lead, went off on the guy in the postgame presser, For The Win reported.

It started when the reporter asked, “Will the Clippers be back here Sunday playing a Game 7?”

A sneering and dismissive Paul replied, “What you want me to say? No, it’s over?”

Check out the full exchange, posted by Sports Illustrated, below. And pro tip for journalists: Don’t ask athletes if they think they will win.

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