The Los Angeles Clippers succumbed to another loss, and Shannon Sharpe took this as an opportunity to clown Kawhi Leonard and PG-13.
It was yet another listless performance from Clippers nation in what has fast become a worrying trend for them. There are few teams that can keep up with them on offense, but they’ve had too many defensive breakdowns already.
So it’s worrying for them when their offense doesn’t click, and the Dallas Mavericks seem to have their number in that regard. Luka Doncic led his team to another W last night as they beat the Clippers 105-89.
Kawhi finished with 20 points on 9-of-21 shooting, while Paul George had 28 points and 7 rebounds. But they couldn’t lift their team over a rampaging Mavericks defense which held them to a paltry 18 points in the final period.
Shannon Sharpe ridicules Kawhi Leonard and Paul George after another loss
This is the Clippers’ 6th defeat in 8 games, and it brings up questions about their mentality yet again. They have succumbed to some notoriously terrible losses already this season (50-point halftime deficit to the Mavs, 21-point comeback by the Warriors).
Shannon Sharpe pounced on this opportunity gleefully to play down the threat posed to the Lakers by Kawhi Leonard and co:
“I need someone to explain to me how the 2 best wing defenders Kawhi/PG since Jordan and Pip. Get their clocks cleaned against damn near everyone. I blame Doc Rivers for this.”
I need someone to explain to me how the 2 best wing defenders Kawhi/PG since Jordan and Pip. Get their clocks cleaned against damn near everyone. I blame Doc Rivers for this. #FlippersWillAlwaysFlip
— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) March 18, 2021
Shannon is definitely acting slick in this case. He knows fully well that both Kawhi and George can put the team on their backs on the defensive end. But their defensive problems emanate mainly from their guard defenders.
Reggie Jackson, Lou Williams and Luke Kennard are all susceptible to getting blown by. Terrence Mann is an improvement, but he sets them back on offense. It’s a question of what poison the Clippers will pick to end the season out.