August is one of the slowest months of the year for basketball. With training camp weeks away and the free agency frenzy long since dead, the community and athletes are left to find alternate forms of entertainment.
The result can often be the infamous “Twitter fingers” syndrome, and it has just taken its latest victims.
In response to footage of Clint Capela shooting some threes in a summer club, NBA Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert took to the social media platform to take a jab at his fellow big man.
— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) August 11, 2019
Of course, Clint came up with a response — several, actually.
Everybody can shoot in July!! Twitter coaches chill… lol
— Clint Capela (@CapelaClint) July 30, 2019
— Clint Capela (@CapelaClint) August 11, 2019
The two big men have done battle both on the international stage as well as in the playoffs each of the last two years. And while their skill set is very similar, they are both clearly trying to adapt to the changing landscape.
Whether or not they will actually make these shots this upcoming season remains to be seen, but you can bet they’ll be giving it a try.