The Clippers and Warriors don’t have any love for each other. Personally, that is the way it should be in playoff basketball. The series ended up getting pretty chippy so it’s no surprise that they got into a heated verbal altercation after Game 7. Per USA Today:
According to three people with knowledge of the situation, the teams that went back and forth in a brilliant Game 7 of their first-round playoff series on Saturday night followed the on-court action by engaging in a heated verbal back-and-forth in the tunnel near the locker rooms at Staples Center…
The incident came in two waves, with most of the Warriors in the hallway at one point along with several Clippers. The police were called to assist, though it’s not believed any punches were thrown.
While all the details of the situation were not immediately clear, it’s believed that Warriors big man Marreese Speights was the aggressor for the Warriors while point guard Chris Paul was allegedly the irritant for the Clippers – though maybe even in silence. As was described by the witnesses, Paul came along as the incident appeared to be dying down and his mere presence picked things up again.
Hopefully, some video is discovered of this even though like most NBA “fights” there were no punches thrown.