04/25/2011 02:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Chris Paul Says He Would Hit Mother If Playing Against Her (VIDEO)

Chris Paul would apparently hit anyone if he's playing against them in basketball, even his mother.

The Hornets star had an awesome performance in Game 4 against the Lakers, recording a triple-double and scoring 14 points in the fourth quarter. The all-star guard battled Kobe throughout the entire game and after it was all over, TNT's Cheryl Miller asked Paul what it was like to get physical with the five-time champion.

"He would do me the same way. It's all in fun, but it's our livelihood," he said. "I don't care if my mother was on the court. I'd hit her, too."

Paul scored scored 27 points and as Avinash Kunnath of SB Nation pointed out, he had just as many rebounds as Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol combined.

The Hornets tied the series at two. Game 5 will be

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