The Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors are two teams that do not care for one another. If you were unaware of that prior to Thursday night’s game, you probably realize it now. The shoving match that took place between DeAndre Jordan and Andrew Bogut is likely a product of the rivalry’s increasing intensity.
With the Clippers leading by 13 toward the end of the first half, Jordan made a move toward the basket and was hacked on the arm by Bogut. The foul did not appear to be cheap or excessive, but Jordan took exception to it and shoved Bogut. The big Australian shoved him back before teammates and an official broke up the scrum.
Prior to LA’s win over Golden State, the Clippers reportedly refused to hold chapel with the Warriors. Teams typically join together to pray before games, but for whatever reason the Clippers were not interested in doing that. Between all this nonsense and the Warriors’ bench mocking Blake Griffin last year, we’re witnessing the growth of a fierce rivalry.