LA Clippers Refused to Pray With the Golden State Warriors

by November 01, 2013

Things weren’t just testy on the court during the Clippers’ 126-115 victory over the Warriors last night. The Clips reportedly wanted no part of the visitors during the pregame prayer service. Per the Contra Costa Times: “It’s a long-standing tradition for Christians on both teams to have chapel together. Each NBA arena offers this service to the players, and there is usually one time and one room. That wasn’t the case Thursday. According to multiple sources, the Warriors were surprisingly given a separate, earlier, time for their own chapel services. The Clippers held their own private chapel. ‘Man, they don’t want to have chapel with us?’ one team source asked. ‘I never heard that before, but OK.’ The bad blood between the Clippers and Warriors extend back to last season, when Golden State took 3 of 4 against Los Angeles. One of the biggest victories of the last season was an upset of the Clippers at Staples Center in the third game of the season. It was the game after Brandon Rush was lost for the season with a knee injury, and the Warriors responded with a spirited performance. The Clippers took exception to the Warriors’ celebration antics.”