The Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers were both eliminated in the second round of the NBA playoffs. Now that their postseason run has come to an end, word of issues between star players on both teams are now circulating.
For the Clippers, Chris Paul, and impending free agent DeAndre Jordan have reportedly been on opposite sides of the locker room all season.
The problem started that CP3 is Kobe-like in his drive, and expectations of his teammates. According to Fox Sports, Paul believed that Jordan wasn’t committed to working on his free throws, including not working enough with the Clippers shooting coach on that issue.
“Things aren’t good there,” a league source familiar with the inner workings of the Clippers organization said. Asked if the issues between the two were serious, the source said, “Oh yeah. (Jordan) might leave. He really might.”
In the East, the Bulls problems are reportedly between their former MVP, Derrick Rose, and budding star Jimmy Butler.
Ego can really mess up team chemistry.