As a Bucks Fan, The Clippers’ Choke Job is Appreciated
Los Angeles Clippers are going home from the bubble. They were up 3-1 and in Game 5 and Game 6, Los Angeles had an opportunity to close out the Denver Nuggets, and they could not. Then in Game 7 with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, they collapsed on themselves. Milwaukee Bucks were bad in the bubble. They were awful. I’m not trying to give them an out here. But what the Clippers pulled in the last few days is so much worse than what Milwaukee did in the bubble. This is one of the worst notable collapses in recent sports history.
Nuggets series win probability:
Game 5, down 13, Q3 1:25 : 0.2%
Game 6, down 19, Q3 10:10 : 0.4%
It's currently 95%.
— Mike Beuoy (@inpredict) September 16, 2020
Game 5 and Game 6 should have been over. All Los Angeles needed were one or two knockout punches. They were also up nine in the third quarter for Game 7. This should have been wrapped up and we’re already moved on to the all-LA conference final. Instead, Denver is moving on to play the Los Angeles Lakers. Denver is in its third-ever conference finals. They have never made the NBA Finals. This is easily the best story of the bubble. It is rare that we have a team in the NBA break through the mold that doesn’t have one of the true NBA stars, although Nikola Jokic is becoming one.
But back to the Clippers, this is really bad. What the hell are they going to do? Is Kawhi going to get the same questions as Giannis Antetokounmpo because he is also a free agent soon? Same with Paul George. I’d love to compare and contrast to see how this is handled versus Milwaukee. My guess is it will be worse because the Clippers talked all of the shit. They fucking deserve it too.
Everyone is all aboard the Denver bandwagon.