Chris Paul went to see the Dodgers’ home opener Friday afternoon and got what has become his regular treatment when he visits Dodger Stadium.
Paul was booed by the Dodgers faithful yet again.
Yes, Paul plays for the Clippers and has them on the brink of accomplishing some big things. But, as Paul has said before and said again Saturday at practice, this is a Lakers town.
So when they showed Paul’s face on the video board before the game against the hated San Francisco Giants, the All-Star point guard was treated like he was a member of the Giants.
“I expected it,” said a smiling Paul, who was asked to announce a dream team. “I told them when they asked me to do that with Carl Crawford, I said, 'They are going to boo the life out of me.' "
When Paul has gone to Dodgers games with his young son Chris, the fans have booed him in the past.
But all Paul has done in his three years in L.A. is lead the Clippers to back-to-back Pacific Division titles and three consecutive playoff appearances.
The Clippers host the Lakers on Sunday afternoon at Staples Center.
The Dodgers finish hosting their three-game series against the Giants on Sunday.
“When I was at the Dodger game, I was thinking about it: [Sunday] we play -- us and the Lakers at 12:30 and then the Dodgers have a home game at 5,” Paul said. “So it’s going to be pretty crazy downtown. But it’s exciting for the city. It is what it is.”