The Los Angeles Clippers survived a late surge from the Detriot Pistons on Monday night to secure a 105-103 overtime win and, considering the dramatic end to the game, the media were keen to get the winning team's views on the victory.
The Clippers players, however - specifically J.J. Reddick and Jamal Crawford - appeared less than keen to participate in the customary on-court interviews.
Both players (as shown in videos further down this article) were desperate to escape the microphone and looked incredibly anxious as they gave their very brief responses. The whole thing made for some bizarre television, but the reason for their odd actions has now been revealed.
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First, the two players' respective interviews.
Here's J.J. Reddick looking shifty as the microphone approaches:
Crawford, meanwhile, impressively manages to cram in at least four sporting cliches as his eyes dart around the court:
Even in the context of the post-game NBA interview, which has seen its fair share of videobombs and comedy skits in recent years, last night's performance was bordering on the surreal.
The race was on
Thanks to Turner Sports' Matt Winer, though, we now have an explanation for the duo's intriguing interviews. It's all down to a Clippers locker room 'tradition' that neither Reddick or Crawford wanted to be involved in.
With the reason now out in the open, another pressing question comes to mind.
Considering just how desperate the two veteran's were to get back into the sanctity of the locker room before the other, you have to wonder just how bad the dance moves of both Crawford and Reddick really are.