The Los Angeles Clippers had a healthy double-digit lead over the Golden State Warriors at the half in a critical battle for Pacific Division supremacy. There's a lot at stake here, which might explain why Warriors center Andrew Bogut got a little testy with the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan during the game.
Jordan brought the ball into the low post and fought for position, and Bogut responded with a hard foul. Jordan took exception to said foul, and much shoving ensued.
Looks like we got ourselves a good old-fashioned center battle royal. May the best big win!
The Warriors and Clippers are going to have heated battles this season, and there is no doubt the passion will be on display.
So just who exactly has the advantage in this battle of basketball giants?
In the white corner, we have Jordan: a physical man-monster known to bury opponents with vicious dunks.
In the blue corner, we have Bogut: the Thunder from Down Under (who doesn't actually play for the Thunder).
It seems clear Bogut has the advantage here. He's had so many surgeries that he's essentially more machine than man at this point. Also, he comes from Australia, and the Crocodile Dundee movies have taught us that Australians do not mess around. If Jordan were to pull a small knife on Bogut, the big Aussie would simply laugh, produce a much bigger knife and say, "That's not a knife...this is a knife!" The logic here is infallible.
DeAndre Jordan will just have to settle for winning the game.