Chris Paul vs. Blake Griffin
While nobody can deny that Chris Paul is one of the best point guards in the NBA over the past decade-plus (if not among the very best of all-time), the “win-at-all-costs” competitor has earned a rightful reputation for being notoriously difficult to play alongside, because of his devotion to winning. Plenty of people have insinuated, indirectly or directly, that Paul was an awful teammate. And Blake Griffin was often the prime subject of Paul’s prickly demeanor, while the two played on the Los Angeles Clippers.
Many people around the NBA saw Griffin as someone who was as much interested in enjoying the perks of being a famous athlete in Los Angeles as he was being a top player in the league, and the continued shortcomings of the Clippers led to a very tense — if not destructive — relationship between LA’s two top players.