The only reason I find that absurd, seemingly unaware question to more funny than foolish is because I'm about 90% sure it was intentional. Like, I wouldn't be remotely surprised if you found a Gordon Hayward shirtsey when peeling back the lapels on that reporter's mundanely colored sports coat, because that was too dumbfounding not be an act of trolling.
Asking Christopher fucking Paul, of allllll people, if he expected to win any game - never mind one that could potentially signal the end of his season and ultimately demolish the current construction of his entire franchise? That's such a drastic miscalculation that it couldn't have come from someone that's covered basketball for more than one Rivers' family officiating feud...unless that person were to have a maniacal sense of humor. Judging by CP3's apparent familiarity with his interviewer's longevity in the profession, I absolutely have to assume that this dude has been in the game long enough to know exactly what he was doing. Point blankly asking arguably the most angsty, competitive player in basketball if he was confident about winning immediately after he almost willed his team to victory for the second time in a week can be played off as journalistic incompetence. Doubling down by urging him to elaborate while the entire room had already illuminated the sheer stupidity of the question with their laughter, however, was nothing short of journalistic condescension.
Either that guy is rooting for the Utah Jazz, or he's simply rooting for bad things to happen to the people he reports on in hopes that he subsequently gets the opportunity to expose their frustrations. Make no mistake, nothing will do that faster than lazy, mind numbing Q&A's with people that aren't about the bullshit at the moment. It may have come after a devastating defeat, but - for the the casual viewer - this was another entertaining ending to an episode of 'The Clip Show'.