There is no shortage of bad blood between the Golden State Warriors and the LA Clippers. A fight broke out between the two teams following the Clipper’s 126-121 win over their cross-town rivals during game seven of their NBA playoff series, May 3.
The incident came in two waves, according to an eyewitness who was there after the game ended. Most of the Warriors were in the hallway at one point with several Clippers team members. The police were called in to calm things down but these guys weren’t going anywhere.
Warriors & Clippers: NBA Game 7 Ends In Huge Off-Court Brawl
No punches were thrown according to the eyewitness report but it’s believed that Warriors big center Marreese Speights started the fight while point guard Chris Paul was allegedly the irritant for the Clippers, reports USA Today.
Chris arrived on the scene as the incident appeared to be calming down and his mere presence picked things up again, the eyewitness revealed.
The Warriors were originally in their locker room after the game and were licking their wounds after suffering the loss. At that time someone outside the locker room started teasing the players saying, “sounds kind of quiet in there,” reports the eyewitness.
The taunts are probably what sparked the altercation as the Warriors filed out of the locker room only to be met by Chris and the Clippers.
Warriors & Clippers: Huge Off-Court Brawl Follows NBA Game 7
Chris along with teammates Matt Barnes and Glen Davis got into a heated argument with the Warriors’ Jermaine O’Neal, Stephen Curry and Steve Blake. Golden State coaches — including head coach Mark Jackson — rushed to the scene when the situation escalated.
“It’s not really Blake Griffin; it’s all Chris Paul for real,” said Marreese. “Chris Paul starts all of that stuff. Before Chris Paul came here, the team was not like that. It’s just two teams going hard at each other.”
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