Path Blazers celebrity Damian Lillard stewed after being mocked by Clippers gamers Saturday afternoon in his staff’s 122-117 loss to LA, and his postgame outburst to reporters led to a social media spat with Paul George.
When Lillard missed a pair of free throws that will have given Portland a lead with 18.6 seconds remaining, the Clippers’ bench laughed at him in an over-the-top show meant to get below his pores and skin.
In his postgame information convention, Lillard stated George and Patrick Beverley should not speak trash after being despatched dwelling by the Path Blazers within the playoffs earlier than. Lillard hit an iconic shot over George final season to advance previous the Thunder within the first spherical of the playoffs.
George, seeing that quote on Instagram, wrote: “And also you getting despatched dwelling this 12 months.”
To which Lillard replied: “(Ok)eep switching groups … operating from the grind. You boys is chumps.”
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George, after all, pushed for trades from the Pacers and Thunder to finally find yourself with the Clippers, the place he is teamed up with Kawhi Leonard to kind a championship contender. Lillard has been with Portland his whole profession.
Maybe feeling Lillard had made a sound level, George adopted up with a message about his success in Indiana in comparison with Lillard’s in Portland.
“(I)n my stint with my first staff I had extra success … Dame time operating out g,” George wrote.
George went to 2 Japanese Convention finals as a member of the Pacers. Lillard has been to 1 Western Convention ultimate with the Path Blazers. Nonetheless, their resumes with their preliminary groups are fairly comparable.