The Los Angeles Clippers elimination from the 2020 NBA Playoffs was a moment Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum had been waiting since the Orlando restart began.
After getting laughed at by Paul George and Patrick Beverley for being 'sent home' early in the postseason, the Trail Blazers guards went right back at them following their Game 7 loss to the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Semifinals.
@patbev21 I guess I should extend this Cancun invite since I haven’t made my arrangements yet 😂😂😂— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) September 16, 2020
I’ll bring the wine 🍷 . Weather nice as ever too https://t.co/oE0d6gPBPy— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) September 16, 2020
My last tweet before I finish this glass. They did vote they ain’t wanna play no more. . . But I didn’t think they was gonna go out like that 😂— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) September 16, 2020
If they fly private they can get into Mexico for sure. Should probably get the big jet.— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) September 16, 2020
I wonder if they packed before the game— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) September 16, 2020
The Clippers, who had a 3-1 series lead, were looking to make the franchise's first WCF appearance, specially after making some big time moves last summer adding Kawhi Leonard and George.
There's reason why these tweets were sent though, as when 'PG13' was a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder last season, Lillard hit an epic walk-off series-winner over George to end their first round playoff series.
The 'beef' would continue, as during the 'seeding games' Portland faced Los Angeles, where George and Beverley taunted Lillard for missing two late game free throws.
and here comes Pat Bev pic.twitter.com/d9eNdxhEgU— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) August 8, 2020
The Clippers bench after Dame missed two clutch FTs 😅 pic.twitter.com/sRDz8BWY1o— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 8, 2020