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Patrick Patterson’s controversial response to NBA rescheduling Clippers-Lakers game

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Patrick Patterson splashed some gasoline on the heated Los Angeles Clippers versus Los Angeles Lakers rivalry with a couple of controversial Instagram stories on Friday.

In response to the NBA setting a date for the postponed Lakers-Clippers game, the 30-year-old stretch four had this to say.

“What if we said no thanks don’t want to play the game you chose to cancel?”

The Lakers-Clippers’ third match of the season was supposed to go down last January 28 at Staples Center. The highly-anticipated match, however, was canceled in the wake of the shocking passing of Kobe Bryant and eight others who was involved in a tragic helicopter crash.

The entire league was left devastated by his death, especially the Lakers franchise which Bryant called home for 20 seasons.

Patterson’s seemingly insensitive comments, for sure, will leave a bad taste in the entire Lakers organization. The league has already received flak for not canceling the scheduled games on the day of Bryant’s passing.

Allowing the Lakers-Clippers match to push through that day just won’t make sense for a multitude of reasons.

Patrick Patterson, meanwhile, is on his first season with the Clips after signing a one-year, $2.3 million contract with the team over the summer. He is averaging modest numbers of 4.9 points and 2.6 rebounds while shooting 39.9 percent from the field and 37.3 percent from three in 45 appearances this season.

The 6-foot-8 forward has missed LA’s last three games due to injury. Patterson also invited Lakers’ recently waived center DeMarcus Cousins to “join the other side” in a follow-up IG story.

The Clippers have also gotten the better of the Lakers in their first two encounters of the season.