Eric Gordon’s ‘pissed,’ 3-word reaction to Clint Capela’s blocks triple-double
Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon is not too pleased with his former teammate Clint Capela’s career resurgence with the Atlanta Hawks. Shortly after the Swiss big man recorded a rare 10-block triple-double against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, Gordon replied to ESPN’s Tim McMahon’s tweet and offered his take on Capela’s much-improved play.
I’m still pissed 😡
— Eric Gordon (@TheofficialEG10) January 23, 2021
Clint Capela put up monstrous numbers in ATL’s 118-98 win over the Wolves, recording 13 points, 19 boards, and 10 rejections in 30 minutes. He also tallied 27 points, 26 rebounds, and five blocks in their previous game against the Detroit Pistons.
While Eric Gordon might just be messing around with his ex-teammate, he does have every reason to be irked by his sudden reinvigoration.
EG understands that Capela does have all the skills to be a dominant big, but he probably wonders why he couldn’t have played at this level consistently in his final season with the Rockets. Or why Houston didn’t give him a chance to showcase what he could do.
After being buried in the bench in his first year in H-Town in 2014-15, Capela became an integral part of the team’s roster in the coming seasons. He peaked in 2018-19, notching 16.6 points and 12.6 rebounds for the Rockets. But as Houston began exploring small ball line-ups, Capela became the odd man out. Eric Gordon witnessed firsthand how Capela’s efficiency on both sides of the ball took a significant dip.
The Rockets eventually shipped him to the Hawks in a four-team trade last year, despite just giving him a five-year, $90 million extension just two seasons ago.
Now playing in a different city, Capela is thriving once more in his new situation. Eric Gordon is probably still salty that the Rockets let him go.