With no Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, the Los Angeles Clippers have had to rely on players that otherwise wouldn’t have a spot in the rotation.
Take Sunday’s win over the Atlanta Hawks for example.
Playing on a two-way contract with the Clippers, Amir Coffey, who went undrafted out of Minnesota back in 2019, tied a career-high with 21 points to lead Los Angeles to a 106-93 victory over Trae Young and Co.
With the win, the Clips snapped a three-game losing streak, so you can understand why players were in a celebratory mood after the game.
The festivities included giving Coffey a shower during his postgame interview with team courtside reporter Kristina Pink.
The bath only featured two Gatorade bottles, but it was more than enough water (?) to saturate the court. Unfortunately for Pink, her heels were no match for the slippery conditions and she wiped out on the court.
Clippers reporter Kristina Pink took a tumble after the team’s win and celebration on Sunday.
It looks like Pink was able to laugh off the spill, but we have a feeling she’ll be sore the next few days after landing on her side.
Speaking of which, it’s a huge relief Pink didn’t fall backwards. The fact she fell forward allowed her to somewhat brace her landing. Had she gone straight up in the air, she could’ve gotten seriously injured.
While they obviously meant no harm by this, perhaps Terance Mann and Reggie Jackson (at least it looks like RJ) should’ve waited until Coffey wrapped up the interview to break out in celebration?
Nothing wrong with surprising the former Golden Gopher once he got to the locker room. That would’ve allowed for an even bigger shower.
Clearly aware that everyone was concerned with her well-being, Pink took to Twitter after the game to inform everyone she’s doing just fine.
What a relief.
With Jim Jackson and Mike Fratello both unavailable for Sunday’s game against Memphis, Pink was forced into the color analyst role.
Although she’s an established sideline for both the Clippers and NFL, she said that marked her first time calling a game. Despite being nervous, she made a seamless transition and received rave reviews from fans.
After Sunday’s scary slippage, Pink might be more open to the idea of joining the booth the next time Jackson and Fratello leave the team shorthanded.
Or, you know, Mann and Jackson could simply refrain from drenching the court with liquids with Pink trying to do her job in heels.
Let’s hope the two Clippers stars learned their lesson.