Nowadays, it is only a matter of time before jokes and memes about everyday situations start floating around social media. This is also true in the NBA.
After ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Houston Rockets sent Clint Capela to the front door of the L.A. Clippers locker room at Staples Center, while Chris Paul, Gerald Green, Trevor Ariza, James Harden, amongst others, sneaked through a secret tunnel that connected the visitors and home locker rooms, Twitter had a lot to say. The NBA is already investigating the issue.
Wojnarowski described the situation:
“Rockets guard Gerald Green joined Ariza, Paul and Harden through the connecting hallway and breached the entrance of the home team’s locker room.
Stunned Clippers players, celebrating a 113-102 victory, leaped to their feet upon the realization that four seething Rockets players had come calling for them, sources told ESPN.”
Several Rockets players were disgusted because of Austin Rivers’ trash talk on the sidelines. Rivers did not even play in the game, as he still makes his way back from a right Achilles injury. Blake Griffin was another Clippers player the Rockets wanted to confront. All this comes out as a surprise, as Griffin recently declared there was no bad blood between him and Paul, who left Los Angeles last summer. The crowd showed a mixed reaction to Paul’s first game in LA since being traded away.
If you want to laugh a little and marvel at people’s creativity, take a look at some hilarious jokes about the incident:
New All-Star Weekend Event: picking three teammates to sneak through the bowels of the Staples Center with.
— TS% Eliot (@Cosmis) January 16, 2018
A GREAT leader sends his Swiss center to act as a diversion while he leads a covert squad thorough the secret tunnel https://t.co/V67lCmUyj4
— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) January 16, 2018
Austin Rivers trying to figure out where the Rockets are going to attack him from pic.twitter.com/s7KK8lDrnt
— Dane Carbaugh (@danecarbaugh) January 16, 2018
The best part is definitely Clint Capela knocking on the front door, and getting it slammed in his face. Bye, Capela
— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) January 16, 2018
Congratulations to Chris Paul on actually leading a team somewhere
— Seerat Sohi (@DamianTrillard) January 16, 2018
Chris Paul showing Gerald Green and Trevor Ariza the secret passage to go beat up Austin Rivers pic.twitter.com/PZRzy7uT9r
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) January 16, 2018
Ryan Anderson watching the Rockets plan go down pic.twitter.com/qa35KEh7Ih
— Brody Logan (@BrodyLogan) January 16, 2018
Capela loudly knocking on the door: "AUSTIN RIVERS BOUT TO CATCH THIS FADE"
Person at the door: pic.twitter.com/sZTuOmATo8
— Stri:(a (@StrikaNation24_) January 16, 2018
when you round up the boys in the locker room vs. when the police ask what happened pic.twitter.com/fk7jppeXTi
— Matt Ellentuck (@mellentuck) January 16, 2018
Rockets rolling into Staples Center next month pic.twitter.com/Ghanr29QwY
— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) January 16, 2018
Houston Rockets pic.twitter.com/RaescToxdk
— 🇭🇹🇺🇸 (@RetiredFilth) January 16, 2018
The Rockets in the back alleyway heading to the clips locker room pic.twitter.com/F416o8XitJ
— Carter Rodríguez (@Carter_Shade) January 16, 2018
Expect word on the incident from the league office soon.