Here are five things that you may have missed during this week in the NBA.
The NBA has seemingly transformed into a basketball-boxing hybrid in recent weeks as players are not feuding with everybody. Though much of the attention has been focused on the players feuding with refs, players are really fighting with themselves and the refs are getting involved. This week was no exception. More criticism of refs, more fights and ejections. Tensions in the NBA are at a season-high and that’s saying something.
The Rockets and Clippers featured the biggest Trojan horse (no pun intended) attempted diversion since the actual Trojan horse. Clint Capela acted as a decoy while the Rockets snuck around to try and fight with the Clippers. It’s stories like these that are taking away from the on-court stories. While that may sound like a complaint, it hardly is. The NBA has been exciting and unpredictable all season long and the fans are loving every second of it. However, when people seem to miss the fact a Warriors/Cavs game took place during the week is when things start going South.
The Warriors outlasted the Cavaliers in the Finals rematch this week as the Cavs continue to struggle and Golden State continues its winning ways. Meanwhile, the Clippers own the NBA’s longest active win streak and the Kings still suck (nothing new though). Here’s to hoping the off-court distractions don’t take away from the incredible season happening on the court. Here are five of the biggest headlines (both on and off the court) you may have missed during this week in the NBA.