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#pounditFriday, December 4, 2020

DeAndre Jordan calls out Clippers, says they got overconfident

DeAndre Jordan

The Los Angeles Clippers have lost their third straight game after a 14-2 start, and DeAndre Jordan had some blunt words for his team in light of that.

Jordan believes the Clippers began thinking they were better than they actually are, and that has been a factor behind their recent swoon.

“I think we are smelling ourselves a little bit,” Jordan said after the latest loss to Brooklyn, via Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN. “We haven’t done s—. Nothing. We were No. 1 in the West for a couple of weeks? That don’t mean nothing. At all.

“I feel like we took that for granted. We thought we were a lot better than we really are. We got to continue to get better and have respect for the game.”

Tuesday night was clearly a frustrating one for everyone. That includes coach Doc Rivers, who really lost his temper. The Clippers were a big story through their first 16 games, but now we get to see how they handle a little bit of early adversity.

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