Remember when the Houston Rockets’ twitter account caused an uproar by alluding to euthanasia with emojis following the team’s first-round playoff victory over the Dallas Mavericks? Whoever is running the Los Angeles Clippers’ social media feeds apparently doesn’t.
After the Clippers lost a tight game to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night, the team’s official twitter account felt the need to announce the news by throwing some shade at an old rival.
League followers will remember Steph Curry and the reigning champions beating the Memphis Grizzlies by a score of 119-69 earlier this week – which just happens to be a margin of 50 points. What are the chances that Los Angeles’ tweet was mere coincidence?
The Grizzlies, by the way, didn’t take kindly to the Clippers since-deleted troll job. Courtney Lee explained to Ronald Tillery of The Commercial Appeal that Los Angeles’ quip is just evidence the team is having trouble moving on from its loss to the Warriors.
“It’s childish. We took our L and we kept it moving, right? We lost by 50. We didn’t cry over it, and went on to the next one. Apparently, they’re holding on to it. That’s what they got to do to overshadow their loss. Last time I heard, a loss is a loss. But that’s what they do over there.”
Tony Allen took that opinion a step further, calling for the job of whoever posted the needlessly inflammatory tweet.
The Clippers, by the way, announced through a team spokesman that they disciplined the employee in question. Want a piece of advice, social media mavens? Reverse course and follow the lead of Memphis coach Dave Joerger.
“I don’t do twitter,” he told The Commercial Appeal.
(Via Los Angeles Times)