The Los Angeles Clippers could be the most dysfunctional contending team the NBA has seen in quite a while, especially following their humiliating elimination from the playoffs at the hands of the resilient, hard-fighting Denver Nuggets.
There has reportedly been some locker-room fighting with players calling each other out, rolling their eyes at each other, and pretty much showing that they truly never were on the same page, to begin with.
And now, Kawhi Leonard's personal trainer Clint Parks is just adding even more fuel to the fire, as he was spotted calling out Leonard's teammate on Twitter, going as far as to call Montrezl Harrell a 'double agent' and questioning Paul George's basketball IQ:
All signs are pointing towards Montrezl Harrell leaving the Clippers as a free agent, while they could be stuck with Paul George until his deal runs out. Then again, he's one of the biggest stars of the league and can still turn the narratives about him around.
Notably, it's also worth mentioning that Kawhi Leonard also failed to live up to the expectations when it mattered the most, especially late in both Game 6 and 7 vs. the Nuggets. He couldn't buy a bucket and failed to execute in the clutch.
Kawhi Leonard said that the Clippers need to be 'smarter' next season and questioned their basketball IQ as a whole. However, calling the team out in public may only do things even worse after such a huge meltdown.
It's pretty clear that Doc Rivers needs to make some huge adjustments ahead of next season if they want to finally get past the second round of the NBA playoffs in 2021.