Hello old and new members of Clipper Nation! This is a continuation of our season-long series paying homage to Clippers Twitter. At the end of each week I will be highlighting some of the best tweets of the week regarding your Los Angeles Clippers, including fan tweets!
If you missed last week’s installation, you can access it here. It contains the Twitter handles of all the players on the Clippers current roster, as well as the handles of all the Clips Nation staff. Please give all of us a follow!
And now for your top tweets of the week.
Skip “Forgives” Kawhi
Veteran sportscaster and Undisputed co-host Skip Bayless is a life-long San Antonio Spurs fan and former Kawahi Leonard conspiracy theorist. Bayless did not like how Leonard handled his situation in San Antonio, believing that the Klaw exaggerated his injury to facilitate a move to a bigger market team. After Leonard left San Antonio, Bayless would consistently describe him as having “quit on the Spurs” and refused to call him by his given name, referring to him simply as “No. 2.” Bayless even went so far as to criticize Sports Illustrated for including Leonard in their ranking of the 100 best NBA players heading into the 2019-20 season. Really Skip?
Well this week, Skip changed his tune on Kawhi, strolling into the Undisputed set sporting No. 2’s Clippers jersey and a pair of his signature New Balance kicks. Bayless even proclaimed Kawhi “the best player in the NBA.”
We don’t disagree Skip. Welcome to #ClipperNation.
"You know what? It's time, here I go: KAWHI LEONARD, I am back! What it do baby?!"— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) October 31, 2019
— @RealSkipBayless has forgiven @kawhileonard pic.twitter.com/ZVbdx1740B
Corey is Back!
The 2019-20 season welcomed Corey Maggette back to the Clippers’ broadcast team. Maggette will fill in for full-time analyst Chauncey Billups along with Mike Fratello during games that Billups – who is also a commentator for ESPN – is unavailable to cover.
NBA fans have extremely strong opinions on NBA game analysts and color commentators, but Maggette, a former Clipper, is almost universally loved. Despite his frequently cringy efforts to bestow new nicknames on Clipper players (e.g. “Blaze” for Montrezl Harrell), Maggette brings a joyfulness to his game coverage and analysis that many fans really enjoy. You might even describe it as Rose Parade level. Welcome back Corey.
Brian sieman and Corey Maggette are reaching rose parade levels of commentary— Thomas Wood (@NotCatPictures) November 1, 2019
Kawhi Double Fists Red Bull?
Kawhi is a notoriously silent superstar. Accordingly, it was surprising to see him pop up at the Clippers-Spurs post-game presser double-fisting Red Bull. Which begs the question: just how mellow is the Board Man?
Kawhi is always chill for a dude that double fists Red Bull... pic.twitter.com/pmyLCSFAXS— Andrew Mah (@Mahster) November 1, 2019
Terance Mann Loves Candy Corn, and its NOT Okay.
The “Clippers Live” pregame show on Prime Ticket runs a bit before each game where players are asked random questions to help fans get to know them better. Before the Clippers-Spurs match-up a handful of the guys were asked to identify their favorite Halloween candies. Sounds pretty innocuous right? Well, fans were absolutely horrified to find out that Terance Mann’s favorite Halloween candy is that waxy, tricolored, triangular trash, candy corn. Ummm WHAT?
Candy Corn? https://t.co/xomK141J1G— Kawhi is on my team (@angelaliz_) October 31, 2019
Terance Mann must be traded immediately. He is clearly a danger to the franchise.
An Ugly Win is Still a Win
The Clippers’ offense was not great in their revenge game against the Utah Jazz Sunday night, but they found a way to pull out the win anyway, by - among other things - playing fantastic team defense (7 steals, 6 blocks, 14 Utah turnovers), and out-rebounding the Jazz 54 to 37.
The Clippers entered the game shooting 49.6 percent from the field, but the defensive-minded Jazz held them to 39.1 percent. Three-point shooting was an absolute disaster, with the Clippers connecting on only 7 of 32 from distance (21.9 percent). No, that is not a typo. Kawhi Leonard and Landry Shamet were both 2 for 8 from long, Lou Williams was 1 for 4, JaMychal Green was 2 for 5 and Patrick Beverley went 0 for 5. @KlawThaGoat tweeted what a lot of us were thinking, and had me laughing out loud.
We sure those aren’t double rims right ?— Kenny (@KlawThaGoat) November 4, 2019
As much as this game was a success defensively, the Clippers are going to have to get their shooting on track for Wednesday’s match up against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks.
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