The LA Clippers’ loss on Sunday to the Grizzlies was a frustrating one. Not only was it their first loss on their home court, but it was their fourth consecutive loss with James Harden in the lineup. The defeat to the West’s last-place team did not do anything to silence conversations about his fit with the team.
Not only did the loss to Memphis frustrate Clippers fans, but it was apparent how frustrating it was to the players as well. A video from during the game surfaced of Kawhi Leonard shouting at Ivica Zubac, telling him to stop standing around.
Zubac is seen putting his hands up after Kawhi’s demand, seemingly having some sort of miscommunication with Leonard. After this, Kawhi was reportedly frustrated and took more time than usual to get back to the bench for the timeout.
Kawhi Leonard was frustrated with Ivica Zubac during the Clippers’ loss
The Clippers’ frustration did not end there. Toward the end of the game, Russell Westbrook was being subbed out for James Harden. He did not appear thrilled about this development while heading to the bench.
It is not surprising that Clippers players are frustrated to the point that it is showing during games. There has been a lot of change to adapt to at the start of this season, and it has clearly not been an easy adjustment.
These are the growing pains any team in the Clippers’ situation would go through. But until LA settles in and gets back into the win column, we may see more moments like these.
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