NBA players react to Nuggets completing 3-1 series comeback vs. Clippers
The Denver Nuggets have completed the 3-1 series comeback, booting out the Los Angeles Clippers to move on to the Western Conference Finals. Right after the upset victory, NBA players flocked to Twitter to share their thoughts.
Nikola Vucevic of the Orlando Magic expects fans to slander the hell out of the Clippers. After all, they were the top favorites to advance to the NBA’s Western Conference Finals. However, Vucevic wants everyone to turn their eyes to the Nuggets for what they’ve done.
I know everyone will say this and that about the Clippers but how about just saying that the Nuggets played amazing team basketball and deserved to win #NBAPlayoffs
— Nikola Vucevic (@NikolaVucevic) September 16, 2020
Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Jamal Crawford admitted that they wanted to see the Los Angeles Lakers and the Clippers in the Western Conference Finals. Dubbed as the “Battle of LA,” the West Finals would’ve featured LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Paul George, and Kawhi Leonard — all of which are considered as the best players in the NBA.
As a basketball fan — I was looking forward to the “Battle of LA”
— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) September 16, 2020
Crawford harked back to 2009 when many fans and analysts wanted a Cavaliers and Lakers NBA Finals — a duel that would’ve featured LeBron James and Kobe Bryant.
Can't lie, thought it was gonna be an All LA west Finals coming into the season. As a fan, haven't felt robbed like this since we were supposed to get the Cavs/ Lakers final in 09. 😑
— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) September 16, 2020
NBA icon Dwyane Wade showered Jamal Murray with praise for his splendid efforts. Note that this is the second series in this year’s playoffs that the Nuggets came back from a 3-1 deficit. Murray was a big factor in the comeback.
If you’re down 3-1 in a series. You need to get you some dark shades! pic.twitter.com/vQuHt4pFnx
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) September 16, 2020
As expected Utah Jazz big man Rudy Gobert is not too thrilled by the Nuggets’ victory. They were the first victim of the team’s 3-1 comeback in the first round of the playoffs.
Time to get off Twitter pic.twitter.com/cNAIUdn3iu
— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) September 16, 2020
Analyst Kendrick Perkins lashed out on the Clippers once again.
Playoff P did what he always do in Closeout Games…Kawhi Leonard Perkins was Horrible!!! I told y’all Clippers was all BARK and NO BITE!!! Carry on…
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) September 16, 2020
And finally, Elfrid Payton of the New York Knicks expressed his confusion on how the Clippers blew a 3-1 series lead.
Mannnnnnnnnn 😭 https://t.co/FzrqUS0hvS
— elfrid payton (@elfrid) September 16, 2020