The Clippers Cut Joe Ingles While His Wife Was Flying From Australia To Watch Him Play, And It's Coming Back To Bite Them
ESPN- In late October 2014, Ingles finished up the Clippers' last preseason game while his wife, Renae, was on a flight from Australia to meet him. The Clippers waived Ingles before she landed. "I was on the team when she took off," Ingles said, "and then when she got to the airport, I wasn't. It was pretty disappointing."
You know, I should probably feel bad for the guy who had to greet his wife, after her 15 and a half hour flight, without a job. That said, the Clippers luck has been so goddamn bad that the organization that made that awkward conversation necessary might just be more deserving of sympathy. Of course, a team that seemingly always dying for depth could use a player like the one they unceremoniously axed nearly three years ago, but the fact that his efforts are helping turn their first round series into a slugfest is unbelievably symbolic of how much Murphy's Law gets called into action whenever the Clippers are in the postseason.
First their owner was unveiled as a racist, then they got dealt multiple season-ending injuries to their star players. and now this? Their recent attempts at making a run at a title have basically been plots to 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' episodes. If Chris Paul skimped on a tip there's no doubt in my mind that the basketball gods would make sure he ended up with the most untimely case of food poisoning. If DeAndre Jordan walked past a cat stuck in a tree he would probably trip over a black kitten on his way into the Staples Center and sprain his ankle. Whatever bad juju can possibly come their way come playoff time has come their way come playoff time. It's actually insane that karma personified is averaging over 5 assists per game and toeing the line of what's fateful while Blake Griffin is helplessly sitting behind the bench representing all the other shit they have had to overcome when the games matter the most.