Is the hot new NBA rivalry between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Portland Trail Blazers? It sure looks like it and these two teams will add another chapter to their feud when they meet on Oct. 27. Don’t miss a second of this game – click to watch.
This surprise rivalry was ignited during the 2016 Western Conference Playoffs, and while the Portland Trail Blazers were able to cut down the Los Angeles Clippers in six games, that was then. This is a brand new season, so don’t expect any mercy when the Clippers roll into the Moda Center to meet the Blazers on their home turf. The game is set for 10:30 PM ET so be ready to catch every explosive moment.
Die-hard basketball fans (and those who just want to check it out) can catch this game online via TNT’s official live stream (after entering in their cable information) CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE CLIPPERS VS. TRAIL BLAZERS LIVE STREAM
So the feud between the Blazers and the Clippers is actually a thing. Sure, basketball fans expect some bad blood between the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder. They’re looking forward to the beef between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors (mostly due to Drake, 30, trolling LeBron James, 31.) But Portland versus the Clippers? Turns out, this might be the feud to watch.
“We feel like it’s a little rivalry between us,” Portland’s Allen Crabbe, xx, said ahead of the match, per The Oregonian. Well, during the last season, these teams met 11 times. During these clashes, there was plenty of shade thrown – along with elbows, as the Trail Blazers were accused of “Hack-a-Jordan,” aka intentionally fouling a player who sucks at free-throws (in this case, Clipper’s DeAndre Jordan, 28) to disrupt the Clippers momentum.
Ultimately, the Trail Blazers came out on top, as they eliminated the Clippers from the NBA Playoffs. This chance as revenge is giving the Clippers all the motivation they need.
“We’re excited,” said Austin Rivers, 24, who signed with the Clippers in the offseason, per Fox Sports. “It’s going to be a fun environment considering that’s the team that knocked us out last year. We have our whole team back. So do they. It’s going to be a fun game.”
Do you think this is going to be a “fun game,” HollywoodLifers? Or do you think this might get a little dirty? Who do you want to win – Portland or Los Angeles?