The Thunder were down by two against the Timberwolves with just 1.1 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. Staring down a loss that would put his team further below .500, Chris Paul did what any great point guard-slash-State Farm promoter would do: snitch.

When Karl-Anthony Towns was about to shoot a potentially game-clinching free throw, Paul pointed out to the officials that Jordan Bell’s jersey was not tucked. “That's a delay of game,” he yelped. He was right. Section II of the NBA rulebook’s technical foul chapter states that a “delay-of-game shall be called...[on a] player entering the game when beckoned by an official with his shirt untucked.”

Chris Paul getting the officials to call a foul on a dead ball because Jordan Bell hadn't tucked in his jersey is max level CP3

— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) December 7, 2019

Referee Scott Foster blew the whistle on him and, since it was Minnesota’s second delay-of-game that night, called a technical. Oklahoma City’s Danilo Gallinari made the resulting free throw to cut the lead to one point. After Towns made his, Steven Adams tossed a full-court pass to Dennis Schroder, who made a layup to force overtime. Minnesota fell apart as the Thunder ended up walking home with a 139-127 win.


— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) December 7, 2019

This game is about buckets, so, while some defended the call-out as an example of his high basketball IQ, there was no way Paul wasn’t going to get roasted for this one.

Chris Paul when the slightest infraction of NBA rules hasn’t been brought to the attention of the referees

— Mose Bergmann 🍥 (@bosemergmann) December 7, 2019

Jordan Bell: *has jersey untucked*

Chris Paul:

— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) December 7, 2019

jordan bell:

chris paul: “this nigga jersey not tucked in”

— Isaiah (@zay_lucas_) December 7, 2019

When @CP3 saw Jordan Bell with his jersey untucked

— AM (@InlandEmpireBox) December 7, 2019

Paul probably won’t care about the slander, though. When asked about his move after the game, he responded by saying a fact: “If you check in without your jersey tucked it’s a delay of game. Call it what you want to.”

Chris Paul has always had a high IQ. PAID OFF TODAY.

— Make Florida State Great Again (@YoPastorBrett) December 7, 2019

Although his Randall impersonation is the clear headline grabber, Paul was balling out against Minnesota. He finished the night 11-of-20 with 30 points, his season-high.