For the second time this week, CJ McCollum has dropped what the kids call a "fire" tweet or "fired shots" via social media -- although this one was pulled from an article and made into a tweet, it still totes counts as a tweet...I think. His target this time? None other than the son of the Los Angeles Clippers' head coach Glen Rivers, Austin Rivers.
In regards to what transpired in their last meeting, when a game night roster technicality forced McCollum to miss the game, it ahem, relieved the younger Rivers of the responsibility of having to guard McCollum for the evening. The Clippers ultimately won, 109-98. McCollum and Austin Rivers have history, with McCollum and 15th seed LeHigh University eliminating Rivers' 2nd seed Duke University in the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
Earlier this week McCollum directed his social media prowess at none other than Dwight Howard of the Houston Rockets. After having been caught using Stickum in a game, Howard missed an alley-oop pass (thrown high by James Harden) by letting it slip through his hands.
Rockets' James Harden with errant pass to Dwight Howard late in loss to Thunder pic.twitter.com/2fpDJ8h6RJ— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) March 23, 2016
McCollum chimed in immediately.
He needed that stick-um #toosoon?— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) March 23, 2016
While CJ wasn't the first to roast Howard on "Stickum-gate," he did get one of the better shots in. There was this from Steven Adams of the Oklahoma City Thunder, who had this cheeky one liner to offer.
Steven Adams on Dwight Howard stick-em: "Maybe that's why he misses free throws, mate." pic.twitter.com/5x2Y91PtuJ— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 21, 2016
While unlikely, the Trail Blazers and Clippers could end up as playoff opponents in the coming weeks, if they finish as either the 3rd and 6th seeds, or the 4th and 5th.