After a playoff level clash between the Houston Rockets and LA Clippers, Adrian Wojnarowski dropped a bomb: James Harden, Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green attempted to confront Austin Rivers and Blake Griffin in the Clippers locker room.
Using a back entrance connecting the two locker rooms, the Rockets were reportedly turned back by Staples Center security to prevent the desired confrontation.
Houston Rockets’ players James Harden, Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green pushed into Clippers locker room post-game looking to confront Austin Rivers, league sources tell ESPN. Security escorted Rockets out before anything turned physical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 16, 2018
Rockets players were clamoring for Blake Griffin too, league sources said. Chris Paul also entered with other Rockers players through a backstory that connects team dressing rooms. https://t.co/BRgyHe1WgL— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 16, 2018
It’s unclear how far the players made it before being turned back, but there’s a chance this could result in suspensions.
In the contentious game preceding the fight attempt both Blake Griffin and Trevor Ariza were ejected. Chris Paul was routinely chippy with Griffin while Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni got in the power forward’s face.
The only winner in this situation seems to be Houston Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr., who delivered this Tweet: