Clippers’ Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams fire back at reports of chemistry issues
Despite their impressive 31-14 start — third in the Western Conference — to the 2019-20 NBA regular season, drama seems to follow the Los Angeles Clippers as they are continuously being hounded by alleged chemistry issues.
A recent report from The Athletic claimed that some members of the Clippers roster are feeling uncomfortable. It is allegedly due to the preferential treatment being given to the team’s two superstars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
The news about the supposed discord inside the locker room did not sit well with the Clips’ veteran guards. Patrick Beverley and Lou Williams both went to Twitter to vehemently deny the claims.
Beverley labeled the article by Jovan Buha and Sam Amick as fake news.
Fake fake fake NEWS!!! https://t.co/ODeW7RJOBq
— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) January 24, 2020
Williams, meanwhile, challenged the writers to reveal their sources.
Out your source. Put a address on it lol. 😂😂 https://t.co/uWRHq1J0WY
— Lou Williams (@TeamLou23) January 24, 2020
The Clippers’ reserve forward Patrick Patterson also voiced out his displeasure with the story through a series of Instagram stories.
Rumors of conflict behind closed doors first emerged at the beginning of the year for the Doc Rivers-coached squad. It was after the team’s Sixth Man Montrezl Harrell fired off on his teammates after receiving a 26-point beatdown to the Memphis Grizzlies last January 6.
Paul George missed his seventh straight game against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday due to a hamstring issue. His absence resulted in a shocking 95-102 defeat at the hands of the team with the second-worst record in the league. Leonard, meanwhile, also sat out Wednesday’s game, as he continues to rest during back-to-back games.
Despite the peculiar arrangement, the Clippers have fared well so far in the season and have won seven of their last 10 games.