CP3 Explaining Kerr’s Infamous Fake Laugh Goes Viral After Swap

Warriors new veteran guard Chris Paul will forever be linked to coach Steve Kerr thanks to a viral clip from a few years ago.

During the Warriors’ 116-108 loss to the Houston Rockets on January 20, 2018, Paul made eye contact with Kerr as he returned to his bench. Paul seemed to laugh, but when Kerr turned around, Paul’s face went from smile to grim.

This interaction instantly became a viral meme.

Paul explained the moment on his Instagram Live while the NBA was on hiatus in April 2020. His quote resurfaced in recent days after Golden State acquired him in a trade from the Washington Wizards.

“Why did I pretend to laugh at Steve Kerr? Because it wasn’t funny.

The pre-trade rivalry runs deep between Paul and the Warriors. They have met three times in the playoffs, with Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers sending home the Warriors in 2014, and Golden State finishing its season twice with the Rockets.

When Paul, one of the greatest point guards of his generation, was poised to win championships, the Warriors got in his way. And now he joins the last chapters of the dynasty in the Bay in search of that elusive title.

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