San Antonio Spurs took great enjoyment in the LA Clippers bungled series
If you’ve somehow been able to avoid the onslaught of memes, gifs, and videos clowning the LA Clippers in the wake of their blown 3-1 series lead to the Denver Nuggets last night credit to you, that’s an impressive feat. You’re also probably in the minority of San Antonio Spurs fans.
Last night the Clippers did one of the hardest things in professional sports and successfully bungled a 3-1 series lead against the Nuggets to throw away their shot of advancing to the Western Conference Finals.
Credit where credit is due, the Nuggets have shown time and time again that they are not a team to be taken lightly. They’re at their best when they’re backed into a corner and with young stars like Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic leading the way they’re as dangerous as any team in the playoffs.
As impressive as their comeback was, this isn’t about the Nuggets, it’s not about Murray or Jokic, it’s 100 percent about the pure unbridled joy that San Antonio Spurs fans found in watching Kawhi Leonard and Paul “Playoff P” George collapse under the bright lights.
San Antonio Spurs fans danced on the grave of the LA Clippers wasted season
Let me just say if you’re not a member of Spurs Twitter you are truly missing out. The memes were coming hot and fast the moment the game was finished and I was cackling all night. Credit to all the NBA fans out there, you are some creative and funny people.
Me leaving the Kawhi and clipper roast on twitter so I can wake up for another full day of it tomorrow
— Dylan (@Dylangonzalez21) September 16, 2020
Pat Bev giving Pandemic P a pep talk on the way to checkout pic.twitter.com/ERjJKmx6Wu
— Jasmine (@JasmineLWatkins) September 16, 2020
And it wasn’t just the fans getting in on the roasting, Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum took their rivalry with the Clippers into the offseason and had some of the best back in forth of the night making fun of the Clippers and inviting them to come to hang out in Cabo.
Most of us were probably taught from a young age not to take joy in the suffering of others but I mean, come on. This is objectively hilarious. Even going back to the Lob City days, the Clippers are a team that has consistently acted like they’re one of the best in the league. And they haven’t won a damn thing. Regular season wins and postseason appearances are great but until you’re hanging banners you’re still a tier below teams like the Lakers, Celtics, and Spurs who have proven that they can go the distance.
Frankly, we’re much happier with how the San Antonio Spurs season ended than the Clippers. Yeah, the Spurs didn’t make the playoffs. But at least they’re not the laughingstock of the NBA right now and didn’t trade away every first-round pick and swap until 2027. We’ll take a lottery pick over that every single time.