Apr 15, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Nicolas Batum (33) reacts during the second half of the play in game at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA season has long been over for the Los Angeles Clippers. And in case he might have forgotten that one of their players was reminded of that in no uncertain terms recently.

It started innocently enough. Clippers forward Nicolas Batum is back in France and wanted to see what went down while he was sleeping.

That was a really unfortunate way to ask that question because it left the door wide open for one obvious response.

One fan named Tiffany kicked that door down.

Fans reacted in a big way to Tiffany’s tweet.

Even Batum felt the need to respond.

Is Batum correct? Was Tiffany being rude here? That’s debatable. But was she being truthful? That’s not.

The Clippers did indeed miss the playoffs. Los Angeles did qualify for the play-in tournament but didn’t go any further than that, losing 109-104 to the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first game and 105-101 to the Memphis Grizzlies in the second.

Normally, “What did I miss?” is a harmless question. But for a professional athlete, there’s some risk involved. Batum found that out the hard way, thanks to one fan who did not miss her opportunity. For an athlete whose team just missed the playoffs, though, it’s an opportunity for trolling. Usually, someone’s going to take advantage of that opportunity.

[Nicolas Batum, Tiffany]

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