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Giannis94
01-16-2018, 11:29 AM
Saw this first thing in the morning and figured it deserved a thread (I mean, Giannis verbally telling a coach something got one, so this fits that criteria).

Not a good look for the Rockets. Not really why they're trying to start ****. If you're going to start ****, you would think theat they would send their toughest guys, and not like um Harden, Ariza, Green? (Iunderstand CP if anyone).

Kinda reminiscient of Storming of the Bastille?

http://www.prosportsdaily.com/Headlines/ExternalArticle?articleId=497268


The bad blood between these two teams is no longer restricted to the basketball court.

Police were called to diffuse a situation after several Rockets players stormed the Clippers locker room to confront Blake Griffin and Austin Rivers, according to multiple reports.

James Harden, Chris Paul, Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green entered the Clippers locker room through a back door. While there was "a lot of barking" between players of both teams, security escorted the four Rockets players out before anything turned physical.

As several Rockets players marched through the back hallway into the Clippers locker room, center Clint Capela tried to enter through the front entrance. However, after he knocked on the front door, someone saw him standing there and slammed the door shut on him, according to ESPN.

Trevor Ariza is restrained by an assistant coach before his ejection.
Trevor Ariza is restrained by an assistant coach before his ejection. (HARRY HOW/GETTY IMAGES)
Griffin appeared to be the primary instigator throughout the night, angering many of the Rockets players and coach Mike D'Antoni due to his actions on the court Monday night, ultimately resulting in his ejection late in the fourth quarter of the Clippers' 113-102 win.

Griffin first drew the ire of Rockets players after he spiked the basketball dodgeball-style at Eric Gordon while falling out of bounds. While it's not unusual for players to throw the ball at an opposing player in order to gain possession, Griffin threw the ball and nearly hit Gordon in the head.

Blake Griffin gets into it with Chris Paul.
Blake Griffin gets into it with Chris Paul. (MARK J. TERRILL/AP)
Gordon wasn't the only one to butt heads with Griffin. The All-Star forward also clashed with ex-Clippers teammate Chris Paul late in the fourth quarter. The two were jawing for most of the game but needed to be separated by Ariza after getting into each other's faces with just under four minutes left in the game.

Prior to Griffin's exchange with Paul, Griffin and D'Antoni traded barbs, resulting in a technical being called on both. D'Antoni was caught on video yelling "F--k you!" as Griffin walked away.

The Rockets coach later told reporters Griffin "hit him" before the exchange, but did not elaborate.

Paul later threw shade at Griffin while speaking with reporters after the game, saying the Clippers should play through their “go-to guy” Lou Williams. Griffin was eventually ejected after getting into it with Ariza with a minute left in the game. Ariza was also tossed.

Griffin later explained what the two were actually saying when it appeared they were trading barbs.

“He asked me if I was still coming to his birthday part and I said, ‘Yeah I’m going to try,’” Griffin told reporters after the game.



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Rivers, who is out with a strained right Achilles tendon, was seen trash-talking Ariza and other players throughout the game.

Griffin said he and the Clippers didn't cause the altercation with Harden, Ariza and Green.

"We were where we were supposed to be after the game... You have to ask them," he told reporters after the situation was diffused, per ESPN.

Fellow Clippers guard Patrick Beverley shared his thoughts on the altercation, calling out the Rockets' toughness on Twitter.

"It’s a different culture in LA. No more soft s--t here!!!!!" Beverley tweeted.

Griffin attempted to stir the pot even more later on Twitter, posting a gif from “The Dark Knight” of Heath Ledger’s joker walking away from a hospital bombing.

It's unclear how the NBA will discipline the players involved.

mightybosstone
01-16-2018, 11:41 AM
Saw this first thing in the morning and figured it deserved a thread (I mean, Giannis verbally telling a coach something got one, so this fits that criteria).

Not a good look for the Rockets. Not really why they're trying to start ****. If you're going to start ****, you would think theat they would send their toughest guys, and not like um Harden, Ariza, Green? (Iunderstand CP if anyone).

Kinda reminiscient of Storming of the Bastille?

http://www.prosportsdaily.com/Headlines/ExternalArticle?articleId=497268

Dear god... If you're going to post a story, can you at least clean it up to make it legible? The formatting makes it unreadable.

Regarding the incident, I'm torn on it. On one hand, I don't think it's necessarily a good look for the Rockets. I missed most of the second half, but they played like crap in the second and third quarters, and it seems like they really let the Clippers get under their skin toward the end, which is never good. It will be especially bad if the league suspends any of those guys, especially with two really tough opponents coming up this week.

On the flip side, I appreciate when guys stick up for their teammates. I have no clue what was said by the Clippers players, but I've got to think a lot of the trash talk and negativity was directed at Paul. I love the idea that Ariza, Harden and Green would want to confront those guys to stick up for their new teammate. I just kind of wished they had handled it a little differently.

And then there's the fact that I kind of loathe Rivers and Griffin and that whole fake tough guy mentality. I'll be honest, if the Rockets could survive him being suspended for 10-15 games, I would have loved to see Ariza clock one of those guys.

Giannis94
01-16-2018, 11:49 AM
Dear god... If you're going to post a story, can you at least clean it up to make it legible? The formatting makes it unreadable.

Regarding the incident, I'm torn on it. On one hand, I don't think it's necessarily a good look for the Rockets. I missed most of the second half, but they played like crap in the second and third quarters, and it seems like they really let the Clippers get under their skin toward the end, which is never good. It will be especially bad if the league suspends any of those guys, especially with two really tough opponents coming up this week.

On the flip side, I appreciate when guys stick up for their teammates. I have no clue what was said by the Clippers players, but I've got to think a lot of the trash talk and negativity was directed at Paul. I love the idea that Ariza, Harden and Green would want to confront those guys to stick up for their new teammate. I just kind of wished they had handled it a little differently.

And then there's the fact that I kind of loathe Rivers and Griffin and that whole fake tough guy mentality. I'll be honest, if the Rockets could survive him being suspended for 10-15 games, I would have loved to see Ariza clock one of those guys.

I'll take your feedback on formatting. What's wrong with it? I normally just copy and paste, and then quote.

mightybosstone
01-16-2018, 11:53 AM
I'll take your feedback on formatting. What's wrong with it? I normally just copy and paste, and then quote.

You copied and pasted it with the photo cutlines, embedded social media posts and related links still in it. You've got to remove those and just paste the copy of the story. To be fair, though, I'm especially harsh, because it's my job to edit, and I've seen my writers do similar things before.

Giannis94
01-16-2018, 11:54 AM
You copied and pasted it with the photo cutlines, embedded social media posts and related links still in it. You've got to remove those and just paste the copy of the story. To be fair, though, I'm especially harsh, because it's my job to edit, and I've seen my writers do similar things before.

Heyy I understand. Point taken. Lemme take a phone call. I'll take care of it after.

cmellofan15
01-16-2018, 12:08 PM
lmao the story is perfectly legible mbt

but I saw this whole thing as a non issue especially without any physical altercation. it's nice to see a bit of drama, but none of the guys involved were actually trying to escalate the situation. just putting on the tough guy act.

KnicksorBust
01-16-2018, 12:18 PM
I think it's stupid and the Rockets players are insecure little babies.

GREATNESS ONE
01-16-2018, 12:20 PM
I think it's stupid and the Rockets players are insecure little babies.

Lol This!

GREATNESS ONE
01-16-2018, 12:21 PM
lmao the story is perfectly legible mbt

but I saw this whole thing as a non issue especially without any physical altercation. it's nice to see a bit of drama, but none of the guys involved were actually trying to escalate the situation. just putting on the tough guy act.

Lol lov MBT he’s only upset about it because it throws shade on them Rockets

WaDe03
01-16-2018, 12:27 PM
If you're not about that action then stay in your locker room.

Giannis94
01-16-2018, 12:32 PM
This might the best defense harden has played in a long time.

Cal827
01-16-2018, 12:32 PM
As I said in the game forum, what exactly did Paul expect upon returning to LA? I was shocked that he received some cheers.

He didn't leave the Clippers under the nicest of terms; he went from verbally agreeing to resign in February, to changing his mind last minute in June and forcing a trade to the Rockets. Doesn't help that his side has "leaked" stories about his disdain for someone still on the team to scapegoat him leaving.

But Houston doesn't need to get involved with this. They should have just packed up and focused on the next game. They're contenders, and they don't want to risk losing someone due to injury or disciplinary action. The Clippers are likely out in the first round (if they make the playoffs).

Cal827
01-16-2018, 12:33 PM
This might the best defense harden has played in a long time.

:laugh2:

lol, please
01-16-2018, 12:34 PM
I loved the drama last night, had me fired up. Just sad the Rockets lost.

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GREATNESS ONE
01-16-2018, 12:39 PM
LOL just saw the highlights! Let these ****ers fight! D’antoni Is such a butch he barely touched him and your stupid *** was practically on the court.

mightybosstone
01-16-2018, 12:47 PM
As I said in the game forum, what exactly did Paul expect upon returning to LA? I was shocked that he received some cheers.

He didn't leave the Clippers under the nicest of terms; he went from verbally agreeing to resign in February, to changing his mind last minute in June and forcing a trade to the Rockets. Doesn't help that his side has "leaked" stories about his disdain for someone still on the team to scapegoat him leaving.
First off, I don't think you can be that peeved at Paul for leaving if you're the Clippers or Clippers fans. Doc has don a terrible job building around him, and that team has underachieved for years. Also, the whole "verbal agreement" thing is totally bogus. It's the NBA. Superstars leave teams every year, and until they sign on the dotted line, nothing is set in stone. Hell, the Clippers should know this better than anyone considering how DeAndre Jordan handled his last free agency period.

And the Clippers fans ought to cheer the guy. He made that team more relevant than it had probably ever been in the franchise's history (aside from that one season where Elton Brand went beast mode in the 2000s). Also, rather than signing outright with Houston, the sign and trade allowed the Clippers to net some really quality pieces in that deal, including Lou Will, who has helped them stay in the playoff chase this season. And then there's everything the guy did for the LA community the last few years, but I guess basketball is the only thing fans should care about?


But Houston doesn't need to get involved with this. They should have just packed up and focused on the next game. They're contenders, and they don't want to risk losing someone due to injury or disciplinary action. The Clippers are likely out in the first round (if they make the playoffs).
Now this I agree with. While I support the Rockets players backing their teammate, they've got to have tougher skin than this. They're clearly a superior team to the Clippers, and there's no reason to drag themselves down to the Clippers level and risk suspensions or potential injuries.

aman_13
01-16-2018, 12:48 PM
Heyy I understand. Point taken. Lemme take a phone call. I'll take care of it after.

Just post a key excerpt and link. That's all that's required anyway.

KnicksorBust
01-16-2018, 12:53 PM
Now this I agree with. While I support the Rockets players backing their teammate, they've got to have tougher skin than this. They're clearly a superior team to the Clippers, and there's no reason to drag themselves down to the Clippers level and risk suspensions or potential injuries.

Bingo. I really think Chris Paul has a napoleon complex. It wouldn't shock me if Harden has those insecurities as well.

Htownballa1622
01-16-2018, 12:56 PM
I think it's awesome as long as no one gets suspended. Take the fine and move on.

Austin wants to talk. We can see you afterwards. Blake started it by bumping and elbowing dantoni.

Ariza is not one of those guys to mess with in league. Don't let his frame fool you. Guys don't want it with him.

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mightybosstone
01-16-2018, 01:09 PM
I think it's awesome as long as no one gets suspended. Take the fine and move on.

Austin wants to talk. We can see you afterwards. Blake started it by bumping and elbowing dantoni.

Ariza is not one of those guys to mess with in league. Don't let his frame fool you. Guys don't want it with him.

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Having not seen the play last night, this genuinely upsets me a little bit now. How in the hell was Blake able to get away with this? He clearly runs out of bounds just to bump D'Antoni! It was totally unnecessary! I realize he didn't exactly shove him or hit him, but I can completely understand now why D'Antoni and the Rockets players were upset.

For posters claiming that D'Antoni was on the court, he clearly wasn't. On the contrary, he was completely out of bounds when Griffin runs out of bounds just to make contact with him. By comparison, look at where Doc Rivers is on the floor compared to where D'Antoni is. If suspensions come down for what the Rockets did, Blake deserves one as well.

Htownballa1622
01-16-2018, 01:14 PM
Having not seen the play last night, this genuinely upsets me a little bit now. How in the hell was Blake able to get away with this? He clearly runs out of bounds just to bump D'Antoni! It was totally unnecessary! I realize he didn't exactly shove him or hit him, but I can completely understand now why D'Antoni and the Rockets players were upset.

For posters claiming that D'Antoni was on the court, he clearly wasn't. On the contrary, he was completely out of bounds when Griffin runs out of bounds just to make contact with him. By comparison, look at where Doc Rivers is on the floor compared to where D'Antoni is. If suspensions come down for what the Rockets did, Blake deserves one as well.

Exactly. This is what started it. Mike then calls Blake on it and i can read his mouth say "**** you. You elbowed me." Cp3 then gets in mix.

Few plays later, Blake throws ball off of Gordon's back near half court. Finally, Ariza is near Clippers bench and who starts talking? AUSTIN "nepo" rivers.

Ariza let's him know that he'll see him afterwards.

Htownballa1622
01-16-2018, 01:15 PM
Btw I don't think anyone gets suspended nor should they. Nothing ultimately happened. Throw a few fines out and wait for rematch Feb 28th.

rhino17
01-16-2018, 01:20 PM
I have no problem with the Rockets players standing up for their coach.

kdspurman
01-16-2018, 01:24 PM
I think it's stupid and the Rockets players are insecure little babies.

Yea.. I saw a quote that said they weren't happy with the attitude of the Clippers players (?) & I mean you had D'Antoni cursing out Blake saying he elbowed him. I saw the video but the angle doesn't show it clearly. From the angle it showed, it looked like it wasn't that bad but who knows. I just saw D'Antoni's tie brush to the side a bit. Bunch of guys who lost their composure honestly.

mightybosstone
01-16-2018, 01:38 PM
Yea.. I saw a quote that said they weren't happy with the attitude of the Clippers players (?) & I mean you had D'Antoni cursing out Blake saying he elbowed him. I saw the video but the angle doesn't show it clearly. From the angle it showed, it looked like it wasn't that bad but who knows. I just saw D'Antoni's tie brush to the side a bit. Bunch of guys who lost their composure honestly.

But watch the replay. Blake is inbounds running toward half-court, then runs out of bounds right next to D'Antoni and then back in bounds to set up the play. You can't tell me that doesn't look like he was intentionally making contact with the opposing coach. He had plenty of room on the that side of the court.

Chronz
01-16-2018, 01:54 PM
Yeah Blake and cp3 are prolly worse than Kobe n Shaq at this point. Austin needs to go, I'm so done with his pride, he's never gon let that chip go. Blake, he can do whatever he wants, I just wish he approached more games as if he had something to prove.

Rockets are ******* for sure tho

kdspurman
01-16-2018, 02:00 PM
But watch the replay. Blake is inbounds running toward half-court, then runs out of bounds right next to D'Antoni and then back in bounds to set up the play. You can't tell me that doesn't look like he was intentionally making contact with the opposing coach. He had plenty of room on the that side of the court.

Yea I saw that he ran out of his way. I almost thought of when J. Kidd ran into Mike Woodson to draw a technical, but D'Antoni was clearly out of bounds so different scenario. From that 1 limited angle though it doesn't look to be more than a brush against him, not a hit or an elbow that he/CP3 said post-game.

Not cool on Blake's part, but also gotta think a HC should be able to keep his composure a bit better with tense situations like this, cause it then trickles down to the players. I do appreciate the rivalry and bad blood. Should make their next couple matchups interesting.

Htownballa1622
01-16-2018, 02:03 PM
Rockets are ******* for sure tho

1. Blake runs into opposing team coach.
2. Blake tries to talk **** to coach and players.
3. Austin (while in a walking boot) tries to talk **** from sideline.
4. Ariza confronts dudes after game.

"Rockets are ******* for sure tho?"

Seems like there are TWO ****** in this situation. Blake and Baby Doc.

Foh

Htownballa1622
01-16-2018, 02:05 PM
yea i saw that he ran out of his way. I almost thought of when j. Kidd ran into mike woodson to draw a technical, but d'antoni was clearly out of bounds so different scenario. From that 1 limited angle though it doesn't look to be more than a brush against him, not a hit or an elbow that he/cp3 said post-game.

Not cool on blake's part, but also gotta think a hc should be able to keep his composure a bit better with tense situations like this, cause it then trickles down to the players. I do appreciate the rivalry and bad blood. Should make their next couple matchups interesting.

wwpd?

kdspurman
01-16-2018, 02:15 PM
wwpd?

That would never happen to him ;)

mightybosstone
01-16-2018, 02:17 PM
That would never happen to him ;)

Probably because nobody would mess with Pop. Blake never would have had the stones to do to Pop what he did to D'Antoni last night.

Chronz
01-16-2018, 02:18 PM
1. Blake runs into opposing team coach.
2. Blake tries to talk **** to coach and players.
3. Austin (while in a walking boot) tries to talk **** from sideline.
4. Ariza confronts dudes after game.

"Rockets are ******* for sure tho?"

Seems like there are TWO ****** in this situation. Blake and Baby Doc.

Foh
Sounds like a bunch of whining over some minor ****. Rockets were crying over losing so I don't believe your interpretation of events. Ariza confronts dudes? Where. Wtf does being in a walking boot have to do with anything, Harden wasn't playing either, didn't stop him from exceeding his bounds.

Gimme an angle that shows the d Aniston gripe cuz that might be the only one I'm wrong about. Didn't even look like a graze but maybe he's that much of a *****

Chronz
01-16-2018, 02:20 PM
Probably because nobody would mess with Pop. Blake never would have had the stones to do to Pop what he did to D'Antoni last night.
Maybe he didn't think much of the brush. Got an angle cuz Blake would do that to anyone, especially if he was playing mind games with them

Scoots
01-16-2018, 02:24 PM
The Rockets are just lucky the Spurs are going through a down period at the same time.

nastynice
01-16-2018, 02:26 PM
I think it's awesome as long as no one gets suspended. Take the fine and move on.

Austin wants to talk. We can see you afterwards. Blake started it by bumping and elbowing dantoni.

Ariza is not one of those guys to mess with in league. Don't let his frame fool you. Guys don't want it with him.

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lol, that was ****in awesome! I usually don't like Blake, but it seemed like the rox were tryina low key get on him in general. Dantoni went a little overboard and I think Blake had the perfect reaction. Run by the side line, if your *** is off the court then nothing to worry, if you're on the court then you gonna get bumped. Court is for the players, not the coach

Yea, out of everyone I actually get that feeling off ariza too. Seems like he knows how to get down

AllBall
01-16-2018, 02:27 PM
*busts out the popcorn*

Man I love me some NBA soap opera. Circling Feb 28 and March 15 on my calendar when they meet again.

IndyRealist
01-16-2018, 02:27 PM
Yea.. I saw a quote that said they weren't happy with the attitude of the Clippers players (?) & I mean you had D'Antoni cursing out Blake saying he elbowed him. I saw the video but the angle doesn't show it clearly. From the angle it showed, it looked like it wasn't that bad but who knows. I just saw D'Antoni's tie brush to the side a bit. Bunch of guys who lost their composure honestly.

We're not talking about Blake bumping LaMarcus Aldridge. Blake has 7" and 70lbs on D'Antoni, and he clearly turns his body (and elbow) into the coach as he passes him. There's no way that was not an intentional swipe. An elbow from a running PF when you're not expecting it probably hurts.

Contacting an opposing coach should be an ejection, same as an official.

IndyRealist
01-16-2018, 02:28 PM
lol, that was ****in awesome! I usually don't like Blake, but it seemed like the rox were tryina low key get on him in general. Dantoni went a little overboard and I think Blake had the perfect reaction. Run by the side line, if your *** is off the court then nothing to worry, if you're on the court then you gonna get bumped. Court is for the players, not the coach

Yea, out of everyone I actually get that feeling off ariza too. Seems like he knows how to get down

VERY clearly not on the court.

Htownballa1622
01-16-2018, 02:36 PM
Sounds like a bunch of whining over some minor ****. Rockets were crying over losing so I don't believe your interpretation of events. Ariza confronts dudes? Where. Wtf does being in a walking boot have to do with anything, Harden wasn't playing either, didn't stop him from exceeding his bounds.

Gimme an angle that shows the d Aniston gripe cuz that might be the only one I'm wrong about. Didn't even look like a graze but maybe he's that much of a *****

Rockets were losing entire second half. That wasn't the point. They've already lost to the crappy clips this year.

They were mad because of Blake's cheap shot and then rivers talking from sideline. The point of bringing up the walking boot is the irony that he's talking **** from the side. Why's he even talking? He's a scrub but he feels he can say whatever reckless stuff that probably set ariza off.

Read Lee Jenkins report and it was ariza in the back trying to get at Austin.

Also coach Mike was on the side when Blake deliberately bumps into him with his elbow. Of course he's not going to like that. I posted the vid. You can see it there.

Blake is a ***** and there's a reason he didn't want it with ariza earlier in game when they got tangled up.

Htownballa1622
01-16-2018, 02:37 PM
That would never happen to him ;)

Hehe I love pop. He would have walked right up to Griffin and let him know.

tredigs
01-16-2018, 02:38 PM
Chuck and Shaq actually summed it up pretty well here at the 13:45 mark:


https://youtu.be/4lQGVR6MBOg?t=826

Hawkeye15
01-16-2018, 02:39 PM
James Harden, and Chris Paul? That is by far the least intimidating duo I have ever heard of hahahahahahah

a pulled punch that didn't land probably gets me tried for murder

kdspurman
01-16-2018, 02:41 PM
We're not talking about Blake bumping LaMarcus Aldridge. Blake has 7" and 70lbs on D'Antoni, and he clearly turns his body (and elbow) into the coach as he passes him. There's no way that was not an intentional swipe. An elbow from a running PF when you're not expecting it probably hurts.

Contacting an opposing coach should be an ejection, same as an official.

I totally get that. I was just saying from that angle, D'Antoni didn't seem to move much from whatever contact was made. It legit looked like a brush/graze against him and all that moved was his tie. I'm not disagreeing with Blake being out of line, I'm just also questioning if what happened to D'Antoni wasn't a bit exaggerated. Having heard him talk and watching us play them a bunch of times in his Suns days, he has definitely done that before.

tredigs
01-16-2018, 02:43 PM
Basically this whole thing is a joke. Really doesn't deserve any attention.

IndyRealist
01-16-2018, 02:53 PM
I totally get that. I was just saying from that angle, D'Antoni didn't seem to move much from whatever contact was made. It legit looked like a brush/graze against him and all that moved was his tie. I'm not disagreeing with Blake being out of line, I'm just also questioning if what happened to D'Antoni wasn't a bit exaggerated. Having heard him talk and watching us play them a bunch of times in his Suns days, he has definitely done that before.

Did he take a swing? No. But he certainly elbowed him in the gut. Enough that D'Antoni was pissed, right then and there. Getting cheapshotted by a running PF probably hurts when you're 66.

tredigs
01-16-2018, 02:59 PM
On a related note, Steven A Smith is reporting (so take that with a grain of salt) that Deandre Jordan is requesting a trade to the Rockets :laugh:

The Rockets have no use for him with Capela being 1/20th the price and outplaying DJ, but that is absolutely hilarious if true.

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kdspurman
01-16-2018, 03:00 PM
Did he take a swing? No. But he certainly elbowed him in the gut. Enough that D'Antoni was pissed, right then and there. Getting cheapshotted by a running PF probably hurts when you're 66.

I guess that's the part where I need more than what was shown. Cause from that angle, it really doesn't look like an elbow to the gut. D'Antoni didn't flinch at all, like I said all that moved was his tie. So either he's exaggerating what happened to him to get his team fired up, or his core/ab game is on point.

WaDe03
01-16-2018, 03:25 PM
On a related note, Steven A Smith is reporting (so take that with a grain of salt) that Deandre Jordan is requesting a trade to the Rockets :laugh:

The Rockets have no use for him with Capela being 1/20th the price and outplaying DJ, but that is absolutely hilarious if true.

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I honestly bet he does since it's in Texas.

IndyRealist
01-16-2018, 03:33 PM
I guess that's the part where I need more than what was shown. Cause from that angle, it really doesn't look like an elbow to the gut. D'Antoni didn't flinch at all, like I said all that moved was his tie. So either he's exaggerating what happened to him to get his team fired up, or his core/ab game is on point.

I mean, it was very clearly an elbow to the gut. Blake turns his body into D'Antoni for that express purpose. You can watch him load up prior to the hit. He didn't go down like he was shot, but he doesn't have to fish for calls from the refs either.

lakerfan85
01-16-2018, 03:35 PM
All of this occuring on MLK JR. Day...

Chronz
01-16-2018, 03:53 PM
Rockets were losing entire second half. That wasn't the point. They've already lost to the crappy clips this year.

They were mad because of Blake's cheap shot and then rivers talking from sideline. The point of bringing up the walking boot is the irony that he's talking **** from the side. Why's he even talking? He's a scrub but he feels he can say whatever reckless stuff that probably set ariza off.

Read Lee Jenkins report and it was ariza in the back trying to get at Austin.

Also coach Mike was on the side when Blake deliberately bumps into him with his elbow. Of course he's not going to like that. I posted the vid. You can see it there.

Blake is a ***** and there's a reason he didn't want it with ariza earlier in game when they got tangled up.
It happening again added to their mental anguish.

Why is he talking? Lmfao because its America. I hate Austin and your case is so shallow you got me defending his American rights lol. Again, what's the boot got to do with anything.

Link me the report, I'll figure out the importance. Ariza didn't confront **** from what I heard it was 3 rockets and the league might look into it. You want to confront someone you make sure it happens imo. Just a bunch of fake **** if you ask me.

I saw the vid, not seeing your point tho. Maybe a better angle would help. I honestly don't know but it didn't look like much to me from the vid posted here.

Lol cuz Ariza is a scrub and he might've been toying with that team, you're making a lot of leaps here.

Chronz
01-16-2018, 03:55 PM
Did he take a swing? No. But he certainly elbowed him in the gut. Enough that D'Antoni was pissed, right then and there. Getting cheapshotted by a running PF probably hurts when you're 66.
Depends, feeling a slight breeze wouldn't, unless he's a *****. My grandpa would take offense to thinking so low of the elderly. I need a better angle, that **** looked soft and a non issue

Chronz
01-16-2018, 04:00 PM
On a related note, Steven A Smith is reporting (so take that with a grain of salt) that Deandre Jordan is requesting a trade to the Rockets :laugh:

The Rockets have no use for him with Capela being 1/20th the price and outplaying DJ, but that is absolutely hilarious if true.

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That would be a hilarious twist when the narrative was cp3 was the *** hat and Blake is his bff.

Too bad they are awful trade partners tho. Holding out on Cleveland

Chronz
01-16-2018, 04:01 PM
All of this occuring on MLK JR. Day...
So many fights and evil agendas.

Malcolm x day in the NBA

tredigs
01-16-2018, 04:11 PM
So many fights and evil agendas.

Malcolm x day in the NBA

Hilarious

Cal827
01-16-2018, 04:26 PM
First off, I don't think you can be that peeved at Paul for leaving if you're the Clippers or Clippers fans. Doc has don a terrible job building around him, and that team has underachieved for years. Also, the whole "verbal agreement" thing is totally bogus. It's the NBA. Superstars leave teams every year, and until they sign on the dotted line, nothing is set in stone. Hell, the Clippers should know this better than anyone considering how DeAndre Jordan handled his last free agency period.

And the Clippers fans ought to cheer the guy. He made that team more relevant than it had probably ever been in the franchise's history (aside from that one season where Elton Brand went beast mode in the 2000s). Also, rather than signing outright with Houston, the sign and trade allowed the Clippers to net some really quality pieces in that deal, including Lou Will, who has helped them stay in the playoff chase this season. And then there's everything the guy did for the LA community the last few years, but I guess basketball is the only thing fans should care about?


Now this I agree with. While I support the Rockets players backing their teammate, they've got to have tougher skin than this. They're clearly a superior team to the Clippers, and there's no reason to drag themselves down to the Clippers level and risk suspensions or potential injuries.

:laugh2: I understand why he wanted to leave, but how he left wasn't exactly clean (especially since he's the NBPA president, you would think that he would be a bit more careful with his contract situation for an example). If a team had verbally agreed to opt in on a player, then reneged last minute, I'm sure the players association would be up in arms (and rightfully so).

Also Durant and Lebron did a ton of things in their community and made their respective franchises relevant... and we saw what happens when they returned to OKC and Cleveland respectively :laugh2:

Side note, on the bright side (for Houston), it looks like Jordan didn't know what side to take in the locker room last night, and has decided he's tired of Griffin too :laugh2:

Htownballa1622
01-16-2018, 04:35 PM
It happening again added to their mental anguish.

Why is he talking? Lmfao because its America. I hate Austin and your case is so shallow you got me defending his American rights lol. Again, what's the boot got to do with anything.

Link me the report, I'll figure out the importance. Ariza didn't confront **** from what I heard it was 3 rockets and the league might look into it. You want to confront someone you make sure it happens imo. Just a bunch of fake **** if you ask me.

I saw the vid, not seeing your point tho. Maybe a better angle would help. I honestly don't know but it didn't look like much to me from the vid posted here.

Lol cuz Ariza is a scrub and he might've been toying with that team, you're making a lot of leaps here.

Like i said, it didn't matter that they were losing until Blake bumped Mike. That's what started the events besides the terrible no call on an obvious goal tend.

Obviously he can talk but if you don't see the irony of HIM talking then sorry for you. Saying he was in a boot is simply pointing out that he's on the sideline injured, yet wants to talk like he's going to do something. Not that hard to grasp tbh.

https://www.si.com/nba/2018/01/16/rockets-clippers-fight-chris-paul-reunion-trevor-ariza-blake-griffin

"According to a Rockets source, Ariza was waiting on Griffin, and when the game ended he charged from the hallway into the Clips locker room. When Rivers spotted Ariza near the entrance, according to the source, he said: “Let his b----- a-- come in.” Ariza then turned his attention to Rivers."

So Ariza was going to confront Austin and Austin still was chirping.

No leaps needed.

Chronz
01-16-2018, 05:02 PM
Like i said, it didn't matter that they were losing until Blake bumped Mike. That's what started the events besides the terrible no call on an obvious goal tend.

Obviously he can talk but if you don't see the irony of HIM talking then sorry for you. Saying he was in a boot is simply pointing out that he's on the sideline injured, yet wants to talk like he's going to do something. Not that hard to grasp tbh.

https://www.si.com/nba/2018/01/16/rockets-clippers-fight-chris-paul-reunion-trevor-ariza-blake-griffin

"According to a Rockets source, Ariza was waiting on Griffin, and when the game ended he charged from the hallway into the Clips locker room. When Rivers spotted Ariza near the entrance, according to the source, he said: “Let his b----- a-- come in.” Ariza then turned his attention to Rivers."

So Ariza was going to confront Austin and Austin still was chirping.

No leaps needed.
Nah Ariza was bugging long before that. Your team was just looking for anything to set them off. If not for cp3s mastery designing such a sneak attack I would think nothing of it but, man, hats off to him. Really endangering his position as a union leader imo. Still, I couldn't help but chuckle at the dastardly bastard, wish he was still with us.

I don't see the irony, I can hate the guy but I don't know him personally, and personally speaking, an injured dog can be most dangerous so yes, your version of irony is lost on me.

Making leaps bro, sounds like no one was scared, par for the course when the NBA tries to get tough. All we needed was a rumor that harden is jealous of the new Kardashian love.

All I know is rockets got to get their **** together or its another boring NBA playoffs

nastynice
01-16-2018, 05:19 PM
So many fights and evil agendas.

Malcolm x day in the NBA

Yes, that's what we need!!

My role model since I was a teen :)

Htownballa1622
01-16-2018, 05:24 PM
Nah Ariza was bugging long before that. Your team was just looking for anything to set them off. If not for cp3s mastery designing such a sneak attack I would think nothing of it but, man, hats off to him. Really endangering his position as a union leader imo. Still, I couldn't help but chuckle at the dastardly bastard, wish he was still with us.

I don't see the irony, I can hate the guy but I don't know him personally, and personally speaking, an injured dog can be most dangerous so yes, your version of irony is lost on me.

Making leaps bro, sounds like no one was scared, par for the course when the NBA tries to get tough. All we needed was a rumor that harden is jealous of the new Kardashian love.

All I know is rockets got to get their **** together or its another boring NBA playoffs

I suppose you and i interpret things differently but i finally agree with the bolded.

Turns out you can thank mr kitty cat, sniper 35, multiple profile user snake boy for that.

Chronz
01-16-2018, 05:33 PM
I suppose you and i interpret things differently but i finally agree with the bolded.

Turns out you can thank mr kitty cat, sniper 35, multiple profile user snake boy for that.

Let us never lose sight of the true enemy. The one that nearly killed basketball for us hard core fans.

I know Austin is **** but y'all have bigger fish to fry. I really wish yesterday just went by like a normal loss . If it makes you feel any different, I would've rather y'all won and left us booty hurt but I think this clippers thing runs deeper than you realize. Yesterday was our super bowl

Cracka2HI!
01-16-2018, 05:36 PM
I think it's awesome this happened. The league is too friendly these days. The Clippers never played with that much passion and toughness during the CP3 era. They clearly got under the Rockets skin and that's probably the only way we can beat them. The same thing happened last time we played with Jawun Evans and James Harden. We might finally have a real old-school rivalry on our hands. Would love to see a playoff series between these 2. I think a lot came to the surface last night. I have to say it was kind of relieving as a Clipper fan. As high as the highs were, there was just always something off about the CP3 Clippers. After last night I think we can all agree that CP3 and Blake don't like each other and probably never did. Now that they aren't teammates I love the intensity shown by both players and teams. I got nothing bad to say about The Rockers players wanting some more after the game. That's what happens in a rivalry.

Chronz
01-16-2018, 05:36 PM
Yes, that's what we need!!

My role model since I was a teen :)
Given the internal strife, you may be right

Htownballa1622
01-16-2018, 05:40 PM
Let us never lose sight of the true enemy. The one that nearly killed basketball for us hard core fans.

I know Austin is **** but y'all have bigger fish to fry. I really wish yesterday just went by like a normal loss . If it makes you feel any different, I would've rather y'all won and left us booty hurt but I think this clippers thing runs deeper than you realize. Yesterday was our super bowl

:hi5:

jaydubb
01-16-2018, 05:41 PM
Austin rivers: "you guys better shut up or my dad will beat you up"

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Giannis94
01-16-2018, 05:42 PM
Austin rivers: "you guys better shut up or my dad will beat you up"

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I hope rivers gets traded to the Lakers.

Chronz
01-16-2018, 05:45 PM
I think it's awesome this happened. The league is too friendly these days. The Clippers never played with that much passion and toughness during the CP3 era. They clearly got under the Rockets skin and that's probably the only way we can beat them. The same thing happened last time we played with Jawun Evans and James Harden. We might finally have a real old-school rivalry on our hands. Would love to see a playoff series between these 2. I think a lot came to the surface last night. I have to say it was kind of relieving as a Clipper fan. As high as the highs were, there was just always something off about the CP3 Clippers. After last night I think we can all agree that CP3 and Blake don't like each other and probably never did. Now that they aren't teammates I love the intensity shown by both players and teams. I got nothing bad to say about The Rockers players wanting some more after the game. That's what happens in a rivalry.

As fans of the clips, we don't have to look very far to see 2 superstars who got it done despite not having a truly friendly relationship. What's important is a respect of ability. Idk about you but I'd rather be a soft contender then a gritty low seed. Sure you can upset a team but if what you're clinging to, is us over achieving like that then enjoy the Blake era. I would've rather him wait his turn, just like Kobe should've. Turns out, CP3 had every right to leave us, especially if Blake is this dead set on removing the cp3 legacy from what he did for the franchise.

They definitely don't like each other, I just wish we had chosen one over the other sooner.

jaydubb
01-16-2018, 05:46 PM
I hope rivers gets traded to the Lakers.:no:

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Chronz
01-16-2018, 05:47 PM
Blake hurt cp3 game far more than vice versa, he should've learned under his tutelage but I'm beginning to suspect he's always been this child.

WaDe03
01-16-2018, 06:02 PM
The Rockets didn't do anything after the game that I wouldn't do if I saw Giannis94 out in public.

Lakers + Giants
01-16-2018, 06:03 PM
Ariza is a tough guy now? :laugh2:

Giannis94
01-16-2018, 06:11 PM
:no:

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That might be tje softest back court in NBA history. If that happens.

Chronz
01-16-2018, 06:12 PM
Ariza is a tough guy now? :laugh2:apparently fsn guy thinks Gerald green is more about that life.

Tbh, Gerald is a true dude with regards to helping those in need from what little analysis I've done, those people tend to sway both ways when it comes to hood problems. I'd respect green, don't know **** about Ariza

WaDe03
01-16-2018, 06:16 PM
I remember when Green came to Miami and I thought he was going to win 6MOY until the place he lived called the cops because he was acting wild with his face covered in blood to the point Chalmers had to go and calm him down. He wasn't the same the rest of the season after that. Still have no clue what actually happened.

Lakers + Giants
01-16-2018, 06:17 PM
apparently fsn guy thinks Gerald green is more about that life.

Tbh, Gerald is a true dude with regards to helping those in need from what little analysis I've done, those people tend to sway both ways when it comes to hood problems. I'd respect green, don't know **** about Ariza

I can see that. You don't **** with a dude missing a finger either, lmao.

I don't get the ariza tough guy narrative tho.

If that's the case my man Brandon "Deebo" Ingram is about to Bully the **** out of the NBA now. Everybody watch out for your beach cruisers and chains given by your grandmommas.

Cal827
01-16-2018, 06:34 PM
The Rockets didn't do anything after the game that I wouldn't do if I saw Giannis94 out in public.

:laugh2:

Giannis94
01-16-2018, 07:11 PM
The Rockets didn't do anything after the game that I wouldn't do if I saw Giannis94 out in public.

I imagine your room having a poster of Dwayne Wade. And a poster of my face (I know you probably found a picture of me online). And a box of tissues and lotion. Because those are the only two things you post about.

WaDe03
01-16-2018, 07:52 PM
I imagine your room having a poster of Dwayne Wade. And a poster of my face (I know you probably found a picture of me online). And a box of tissues and lotion. Because those are the only two things you post about.

I have a blow up Giannis doll and a bottle of lube in my room and that's literally it. No furniture or anything. Your username is wrote on the blowup Giannis dolls forehead.

Silent
01-16-2018, 07:55 PM
I have a blow up Giannis doll and a bottle of lube in my room and that's literally it. No furniture or anything. Your username is wrote on the blowup Giannis dolls forehead.

:laugh::laugh::laugh:

GREATNESS ONE
01-16-2018, 08:14 PM
Booooooooiiiiinnnngggg

KB24PG16
01-16-2018, 08:18 PM
charles and shaq laughing about the clippers calling lapd was hysterical

smith&wesson
01-16-2018, 10:10 PM
Chris Paul is known for over reacting. His new team mates will realize this sooner than later. If they jump every time Paul throws a fit it will be a long season.

And Beverly is a tough dude I’ll give him that but Rivers is the definition of a fake tough guy. I bet he thinks Doc has his back. I mean what father would just let his son get his *** beat. Poor old man has been in a tough spot ever since his sons been on the team.

smith&wesson
01-16-2018, 10:16 PM
Blake hurt cp3 game far more than vice versa, he should've learned under his tutelage but I'm beginning to suspect he's always been this child.

Still think Blake should be traded rather than DJ. 1 Blake probably has more trade value, 2. He can’t stay healthy. And reading your posts he seems to be a problem more than a corner stone.

smith&wesson
01-16-2018, 10:19 PM
charles and shaq laughing about the clippers calling lapd was hysterical

It was funny they couldn’t contain themselves. 😆

TrueFan420
01-16-2018, 11:56 PM
I think it's stupid and the Rockets players are insecure little babies.

Their professional athletes... their all insecure little babies.

cmellofan15
01-17-2018, 12:07 AM
I have a blow up Giannis doll and a bottle of lube in my room and that's literally it. No furniture or anything. Your username is wrote on the blowup Giannis dolls forehead.

Easily the best post of 2018

LA_Raiders
01-17-2018, 02:00 AM
Very childish from the Rockets. I can see Harden being the first one KOed.

goingfor28
01-17-2018, 04:52 AM
Blake, Rivers, CP, Arizona, Harden. They're all talk. This is the NBA, this league is as soft as professional soccer. None of them are "about that life." Bunch of fake tough snowflakes. The entire league is.

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cmellofan15
01-17-2018, 06:55 AM
Blake, Rivers, CP, Arizona, Harden. They're all talk. This is the NBA, this league is as soft as professional soccer. None of them are "about that life." Bunch of fake tough snowflakes. The entire league is.

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Lmao let’s not get carried away now...you’re only saying this because you get to hide behind the guise of an internet profile. You would never say it to these guys’ faces if you were in person without all the security and cameras around.

WaDe03
01-17-2018, 10:14 AM
Easily the best post of 2018

Thank you, it's an honor!

goingfor28
01-17-2018, 01:09 PM
Lmao let’s not get carried away now...you’re only saying this because you get to hide behind the guise of an internet profile. You would never say it to these guys’ faces if you were in person without all the security and cameras around.Of course not. They're all massive human beings, 98% of them are a lot bigger than me, but they are absolutely the softest group of people, right there with soccer players. Not a single one of these fools would last a week in the older NBA. The league honestly sucks now. Bunch of cupcakes who just cry to the refs after every tiny bit of contact and who flop like fish out of if water. It's pathetic and Adam Silver should be embarrassed.

And on top of all that, everyone knows its going to be GS Cle round 4 this spring. How exciting.

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Chronz
01-17-2018, 02:05 PM
Still think Blake should be traded rather than DJ. 1 Blake probably has more trade value, 2. He can’t stay healthy. And reading your posts he seems to be a problem more than a corner stone.
I'm up for another rebuild, especially the hinkie way. I would love cheap seats again tbh. Hopefully this time we don't **** it up

mrblisterdundee
01-17-2018, 04:58 PM
... except the "storming of the Bastille" never happened. Chris Paul couldn't get his teammates past the second floor of the stadium.

mrblisterdundee
01-17-2018, 04:59 PM
Lmao let’s not get carried away now...you’re only saying this because you get to hide behind the guise of an internet profile. You would never say it to these guys’ faces if you were in person without all the security and cameras around.

But they also have way more to lose. If I have to fight a professional athlete, my first priority is messing up their knees as much as possible.

mightybosstone
01-17-2018, 05:09 PM
Of course not. They're all massive human beings, 98% of them are a lot bigger than me, but they are absolutely the softest group of people, right there with soccer players. Not a single one of these fools would last a week in the older NBA. The league honestly sucks now. Bunch of cupcakes who just cry to the refs after every tiny bit of contact and who flop like fish out of if water. It's pathetic and Adam Silver should be embarrassed.

And on top of all that, everyone knows its going to be GS Cle round 4 this spring. How exciting.

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If the league sucks so much, why do you care enough to post about it in an internet sports forum? :shrug:

I don't understand posters who have this mindset. You clearly care enough about the sport and the league enough to regularly post about it on the internet. There are very few things I care enough about to waste my time arguing about them with strangers, and if something starts to suck to the point where I no longer enjoy it anymore, I wouldn't waste my time further by debating that thing with strangers online.

You don't like it? Nobody's forcing you to watch. And certainly nobody is forcing you to post in this thread.

Cal827
01-17-2018, 06:20 PM
... except the "storming of the Bastille" never happened. Chris Paul couldn't get his teammates past the second floor of the stadium.

:laugh2: Sorry Wade you might have been trumped :laugh2:

Also, a report I read said that Ariza was the aggressor and that Paul and Harden were trying to ease the situation. Now I understand Harden (since he doesn't know much about the stadium), but there's a reason that they were in the secret pathway. What did Paul say to Ariza? "Hey man, there's a pathway from here that would lead us straight into the Clippers locker room. It's right over here.... but don't go after them man." Granted, Ariza might have known about the path from being a Laker a few years back haha

Giannis94
01-17-2018, 06:46 PM
... except the "storming of the Bastille" never happened. Chris Paul couldn't get his teammates past the second floor of the stadium.

It's because Harden was trying to be a bad *** and draw contact. And this time the call didn't go in his favor

Htownballa1622
01-17-2018, 07:50 PM
2 games for ariza and green.

None for cp3, harden, Blake

Cal827
01-17-2018, 08:14 PM
Surprised that Paul and Blake were able to avoid a one game suspension, considering the scuffle between Blake and Ariza was the reason for the start of the confrontation, and Paul helped escalate the confrontation.

goingfor28
01-17-2018, 10:29 PM
If the league sucks so much, why do you care enough to post about it in an internet sports forum? :shrug:

I don't understand posters who have this mindset. You clearly care enough about the sport and the league enough to regularly post about it on the internet. There are very few things I care enough about to waste my time arguing about them with strangers, and if something starts to suck to the point where I no longer enjoy it anymore, I wouldn't waste my time further by debating that thing with strangers online.

You don't like it? Nobody's forcing you to watch. And certainly nobody is forcing you to post in this thread.

Bc I enjoy basketball, the league itself just doesn't excite me like it used to. I certainly don't regularly post in the NBA forum.
I still check standings and box scores every now and then, but I might watch 2 games a month now which is sad. I had league pass 7 or 8 years ago and used it all the time.
Why the butt hurt post? All I did was throw my 2 cents into the topic just like anyone else did.

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mightybosstone
01-17-2018, 11:44 PM
Bc I enjoy basketball, the league itself just doesn't excite me like it used to. I certainly don't regularly post in the NBA forum.
I still check standings and box scores every now and then, but I might watch 2 games a month now which is sad. I had league pass 7 or 8 years ago and used it all the time.
Why the butt hurt post? All I did was throw my 2 cents into the topic just like anyone else did.

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Why? Two reasons:
1. Aaron Judge sucks. :p
2. In my decade of posting on PSD (which makes me feel old and a little pathetic), I've seen this kind of attitude A LOT. And I frankly couldn't disagree with it more. The talent in the league today is just totally ridiculous, especially given the number of insanely talented young guys who are breaking out in a big way this season. And this idea that more 3-point shooting and less physicality necessarily translates to a worse game is just totally asinine to me. The game is so much more fluid now, and players are so much smarter and know more about the science behind the game than they did 10-20 years ago.

You're a baseball guy, right? Do you think baseball is worse today because of analytics and how they've changed the game over the years?

goingfor28
01-18-2018, 01:41 AM
Why? Two reasons:
1. Aaron Judge sucks. [emoji14]
2. In my decade of posting on PSD (which makes me feel old and a little pathetic), I've seen this kind of attitude A LOT. And I frankly couldn't disagree with it more. The talent in the league today is just totally ridiculous, especially given the number of insanely talented young guys who are breaking out in a big way this season. And this idea that more 3-point shooting and less physicality necessarily translates to a worse game is just totally asinine to me. The game is so much more fluid now, and players are so much smarter and know more about the science behind the game than they did 10-20 years ago.

You're a baseball guy, right? Do you think baseball is worse today because of analytics and how they've changed the game over the years?

I don't deny the NBA has a ton of talent. There's no question about that. I just can not stand all the flopping and whining on what seems like every single play. This part of the game should be fixed asap, measly little fines aren't going to do anything. Suspensions should be handed out imo.
Also, Miami making 4 straight finals with LeBron, then the last 3 finals being Cavs Warriors, it's been the same thing over and over for a long time now. I'm sure this year will be the same thing. Last year was the first year I didn't really watch any of the playoffs at all. The only games I watched was game 3 of the finals and some of Clippers Jazz in rd 1. I'm sure this year will be the same way.
I would LOVE to see Houston, SA, OKC, Minny, Boston, Washington, Milwaukee, anyone else (not Toronto. Don't want to watch Lowry's overrated ***) make the finals. The league just seems very watered down and predictable now.

As for baseball, I love it now as much as I did 20 years ago. The only thing I think is stupid is trying to make the games go by faster. I'm perfectly happy sitting and watching a 9 inning game that takes 2.5 hrs or 4.5 hrs. Doesn't matter to me. That's the beauty of the game, no clock. Let the game go at its own pace. I'm not a saber stat head by any means, but the newer stuff is certainly a LOT better than using the traditional BA/HR/RBI to judge how well a player is performing.

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Chronz
01-18-2018, 09:38 PM
Y'all read the final report on this? It's pretty crazy how quickly a narrative can spread

Raps18-19 Champ
01-18-2018, 09:53 PM
I don't mind them trying to fight but walking into the locker room after is dumb. Fight them on the court or drop it altogether. The latest I'm willing to accommodate is when both teams are fighting in the hallways on the way to the back.

Cracka2HI!
01-19-2018, 12:19 AM
As fans of the clips, we don't have to look very far to see 2 superstars who got it done despite not having a truly friendly relationship. What's important is a respect of ability. Idk about you but I'd rather be a soft contender then a gritty low seed. Sure you can upset a team but if what you're clinging to, is us over achieving like that then enjoy the Blake era. I would've rather him wait his turn, just like Kobe should've. Turns out, CP3 had every right to leave us, especially if Blake is this dead set on removing the cp3 legacy from what he did for the franchise.

They definitely don't like each other, I just wish we had chosen one over the other sooner.

Hell yeah I prefer this years' team over the Chris Paul era. I don't think Shaq and Kobe is a fair comparison to Blake and CP3. Not by a long shot and there was no Big Shot Bob or Derrick Fisher keeping The Clippers together. Is it any wonder why The Clippers were best with Billups despite him contributing practically nothing on the court? I'll take a scrappy team that can beat better teams by literally punking them physically, mentally and emotionally over a team that constantly has that happen to them any day. How many double digit leads did we blow last year by sheer lack of heart and killer instinct?

It seems pretty obvious why that killer instinct was never there. Those guys didn't play for each other. They wouldn't fight for each other. These guys will and do every night. It's beautiful to watch if you ask me. I agree with a lot of what gf28 said. I find the league so dull now because of The Warriors and LeBron. Maybe it's just because we were supposed to be on the same trajectory as them and it never happened for us. For whatever reason I stopped watching other teams games a couple years and slowly lost interest in The Clippers last year. It was the same **** every year. I was sick of it.

I didn't care if they re-built, re-tooled or just let everyone walk like the old days. I wanted a change. We have gotten it and I find it to be a very easy team to like. I disagree calling last years' team a soft contender compared to this year. If anything I'd say that's backward. Last years' team was a better regular season team but that might only be due to the injuries. We had no change to beat Golden State last year. Houston embarrassed us as well. We could barely stay within 20. This years' team can beat Houston and Golden State. I don't think they are better but they are better equipped to beat the best teams in our conference. I'm not sure they can't get to the 4 seed either. I think you're overrating the CP3 Clippers. I didn't think they were a contender since the Houston series.

Saddletramp
01-19-2018, 03:26 AM
Y'all read the final report on this? It's pretty crazy how quickly a narrative can spread

Enlighten us.