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Sport Paul quotes Ricky Bobby in Rockets press conference

01:35  15 july  2017
01:35  15 july  2017 Source:   chron.com

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During the Rockets ' press conference to introduce Paul on Friday, the new Rockets point guard quoted a line from "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby ." "Some people are built different and kudos to them who are like that, but I'm built different," Paul said.

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Chris Paul has a reputation around the league of being a fierce competitor. Some would even go as far to say that his competitive fire runs so hot that it's not fun to play with him.

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At his introductory Rockets press conference on Friday, Paul took the liberty of quoting Ricky Bobby , Will Ferrell’s character from the cult comedy film Talladega Nights, in response to a question about the team’s title hopes.

Ricky Bobby should be the only motivator for every athlete, and it looks like Chris Paul apparently knows his Talladega Nights quotes . In his opening press conference as a member of the Rockets , Paul was asked about challenging the Golden State Warriors in the stacked Western Conference

Paul doesn't mind that reputation, and he accepts the label. During the Rockets' press conference to introduce Paul on Friday, the new Rockets point guard quoted a line from "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby."

"Some people are built different and kudos to them who are like that, but I'm built different," Paul said. "I always say I'm the most competitive person I know, and looking at my wife she's rolling her eyes probably, because some people may say that's a good thing, some people may say it's a bad thing, but I'm ultra-competitive so there's no reason in playing unless you're playing to win. I think Ricky Bobby said it best, 'If you're not first, you're last.' Right? Right? Straight up. We have one goal here and that's to win."

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If you're not first, you're last, Chris Paul told the media after losing game 7 of the NBA Western Conference Semi-Finals to the Houston Rockets and

Chris Paul was so shell shocked after the loss to the Houston Rockets in Game 7 that he quoted Ricky Bobby in his postgame press conference . That’s sad — funny, but also sad.

Paul also said he's talked to James Harden just about every day since being traded from the Clippers, and they're on the same page as far as doing everything it takes to take out the Golden State Warriors.

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