The Los Angeles Clippers currently hold the fourth best record in the tough Western Conference right now and would fancy themselves against whoever when the NBA Playoffs eventually roll around.
Well, against everyone except the Golden State Warriors that is, who came to the Clippers' Staples Centre home court and walked away with the win thanks to another starring role from the point guard Stephen Curry.
One of the reasons they won't be looking forward to it is because of their own fans, who could barely muster enough enthusiasm to drown out the 'MVP' chants directed at Curry from invading Warriors fans. Blake Griffin wasn't too happy about that to say the least.
According to a report from ESPN, Griffin joined teammate Chris Paul in going on record to say that the Clippers fans really aren't doing enough to effect the home games.
“Home-court advantage is just not there for us,” Griffin said. “If that’s how it feels in the playoffs, it’s not looking good.”
Continued Poor Atmosphere
Warriors fans always travel well against other California teams and made Staples Center sound a lot more like their own Oracle Arena during the game. They loudly cheered every made basket by Curry and Klay Thompson, whilst chanted "M-V-P" when Curry was at the charity stripe, causing several Clippers players to look up into the stands and shake their heads, according to the report.
This isn't the first time the Clippers' lack of a home-court advantage has been an issue. And it's definitely not the first time that Clippers players have spoken out on the subject.
In home court losses to the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat earlier this season, opposing fans dominated the atmosphere so loudly that center DeAndre Jordan called them road games.