Los Angeles Clippers Rumors
Wednesday’s Nets-Knicks NBA regular season game averaged 1.18 million viewers on ESPN, up 27% from Nets-Sixers on the comparable January date last year (934K), but down 32% from Bucks-Rockets in 2019 (1.73M). The game aired in the hours after news broke of Brooklyn’s trade for James Harden. The Pelicans-Clippers nightcap chipped in 987,000 (-13%).
Going back to last week, ESPN averaged a 0.9 rating and 1.59 million viewers for Clippers-Warriors last Friday night — down 18% in ratings and 11% in viewership from Lakers-Mavericks last year (1.1, 1.79M) but flat and up 14% respectively from 2019 (Thunder-Blazers: 0.9 1.39M). The same matchup two nights earlier pulled a 0.8 (+14%) and 1.33 million (+30%).
Los Angeles Clippers‘ Nicolas Batum and Serge Ibaka have been communicating with each other in French during games to execute plays and leave their opponents… a bit confused. Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder has apparently even thought that this shouldn’t be allowed. “I think it was in Phoenix, we were in a free-throw situation and we were talking in French,” Batum said. “Jae Crowder looked at us like ‘it should be illegal to do that.”