But why? Why did it tear apart chemistry?
CP3 and Monty had some sort of disagreement after Game 6.
Monty and Ayton had a dustup in Game 7 where Monty accused him of quitting.
A key player (confirmed) and probably more is feeling poor and the Suns feel it is COVID, especially after Game 5. The player is Ayton.
Monty says we should test, isolate and play our best. We can't risk further exposure. We can play our two centers and go with it.
CP3 disagrees and says we need to suck it up and play for a championship. He is hurt with a hip and he is playing so if you aren't feeling well you get through it.
Ultimately CP3 wins this argument and guys play rather than test. The mood is grim though. The coach didn't stand up to CP3 and now staff members are sick. Coworkers and friends are getting ill.
Game starts and Monty sees guys that haven't been feeling well aren't performing like they should. Ayton, in particular, is showing little effort. Ayton feels like he can't give 100% so he doesn't. Monty says he quit.
Rather than own how we ended up here, Monty says "It's Internal" and they all go media dark.
And that is how a locker room is tore apart.