Clippers guard Patrick Beverley successfully got into Damian Lillard’s head last month by mocking him from the bench after Lillard missed clutch free throws.
On Tuesday, Lillard had a response typed out and ready to send. When Los Angeles officially blew its 3-1 series lead to the Nuggets by losing Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals, Lillard fired off his tweet mocking Beverley and the Clippers. He referenced a prior jab from Beverley about the Trail Blazers vacationing in Cancun after being eliminated.
« I guess I should extend this Cancun invite since I haven’t made my arrangements yet, » Lillard wrote.
@patbev21 I guess I should extend this Cancun invite since I haven’t made my arrangements yet
Lillard’s backcourt partner CJ McCollum joined in on the social media onslaught against LA. He did so kicking back with a glass (or two) of wine in hand.
My last tweet before I finish this glass. They did vote they ain’t wanna play no more. . . But I didn’t think they was gonna go out like that
NBA fans, many of whom dislike Beverley’s role as an irritant, enjoyed every second of the drama. Fellow players found it pretty funny, too.
The Clippers, by the way, have never reached the conference finals in their history. Their 104-89 loss to Denver marked the second time they’ve squandered a 3-1 series advantage in five years — they suffered the same playoff exit in 2015 against the Rockets.
I know @Dame_Lillard had to have been watching the game like this pic.twitter.com/3WM8KXOztK
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