NBA playoff defeats can be hard. Players work hard all through the season with the hope of making it all the way to the end. However for LA Clippers' shooter, JJ Redick it all proved far too much.

Redick managed 16 points in the Clippers' 104-98 defeat last night but according to ESPN's Arash Markazi the former Duke man was having a hard time coming to terms with failure.

Markazi tweeted:"J.J. Redick was still emotional this morning. Said he was weeping as he was talking to his wife over breakfast."

Redick was speaking to media at an end-of-season availability session. CBS report that only Redick Blake Griffin and Jamal Crawford spoke to press after their Western conference semi-final exit.

The Clippers have endured a tougher post-season than most. Their owner, Donald Sterling had tapes leaked in which he made racist remarks during their previous round win over the Golden State Warriors.

Sterling has since been handed a lifetime ban and fined $2.5 million by the NBA but the Clippers have been left to deal with the media backlash and have therefore struggled emotionally.

In the end the Clippers just did not have enough to deal with league MVP, Kevin Durant and his teammates. However Redick can be proud of the way that his team dealt with an historical event with class and dignity, no matter the result.

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