As you can see, it’s not fair to place singular responsibility on a star such as Paul for the Clippers failing to reach the conference finals. If you want to argue that Paul blew Game 7 against the Jazz, then you must recognize his stellar 25.3 points and 9.9 assists per game for the entire series on 50-37-88 shooting splits. That’s without mentioning his Game 7 effort against the Spurs in 2015 and his 25.8 career playoff player efficiency rating, fifth-best in NBA history behind only Michael Jordan, George Mikan, LeBron James and Shaquille O’Neal.
It’s also inaccurate to say that Los Angeles has been a victim of injuries and poor timing when there have been opportunities to advance or at the very least improve the odds of advancing. Clippers players would probably tell you as much. And Rivers isn’t off the hook for his role on the sideline and in the front office. One look at his draft history is enough to make most Clippers fans shake their heads in disgust.
Much like Paul Pierce’s spot on the Clippers’ bench, the truth sits somewhere in the middle when it comes to the blame game in LA.
When Nike executive George Raveling said LaVar Ball was, ‘the worst thing to happen to basketball in the last hundred years,’ everyone knew Ball would have a response.
And Friday night, he went to Instagram to do what he does best, respond in spectacular fashion.
Raveling was the first African American coach in Pac-12 history at Washington State, was handed Martin Luther King Jr’s ‘I have a Dream’ speech, and was the best man at LaVar Ball’s second wedding. LaVar also called that out saying Raveling was, ‘the worst man to be a best man.’
You have to give it to Ball, he can come up with Cheap Hockey Practice Jerseys some Cheap Hockey Jerseys catchy phrases, and whatever he says winds up on social media and all over every sports outlet one can find.
Now we’re all left to wonder, what will someone say about him next and how will he respond to it?