You might think that Chris Paul’s Game 1 destruction of the Lakers was because he was finally healthy, that he stepped his game up for the playoffs or any one of a hundred other possible reasons. Nope. Not even close.

The real reason, obviously, is this family-friendly lap dance he got from rapping cotton candy Nicki Minaj before leaving for Los Angeles. After all, pregame preparations like this made Patrick Ewing a Hall of Famer.