Twitter beef in the NBA isn’t exactly uncommon.
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) April 29, 2015
The Memphis Grizzlies took exception to a (now-deleted) tweet from the LA Clippers following the Clips’ loss the Golden State Warriors earlier this week.
L.A. slyly mocked the Grizz for their 50-point beatdown at the hands of the defending champs, which Memphis found quite “childish”.
— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) November 5, 2015
Per the Commercial Appeal:
It wasn’t enough for the Clippers’ official Twitter account to simply post the final score of their game Wednesday night at Golden State, but they added “#didntloseby50.” […] The Clippers followed a 112-108 loss to the Warriors by mocking the Grizzlies’ recent franchise-worst defeat. Memphis was pummeled 119-69 by Golden State earlier this week in Oracle Arena.
Courtney Lee: “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: “You ever seen the movie ‘White Men Can’t Jump’? It’s like those brothers would rather look good in a loss than look bad in a win. Whoever is in charge of their Twitter should be fired. I’ve never seen anybody broadcast losing. Who’s proud of losing — whether it’s by one, two three or 50? Enough said.” […] Zach Randolph: “I take it with a grain of salt. I ain’t with all that talking and Instagraming and tweeting and bluffing. You got to prove it on the court.”