The Los Angeles Clippers have been among the NBA’s early surprises thus far, currently sitting in the Western Conference’s top seed. Mike Scott, a backup forward for the Clippers, recently gave an invigorating response when asked about the team’s identity, according to James Herbert of CBS Sports:
Asked to define the team’s identity, Scott needed only four words.
“We ain’t no bitches.”
Scott also lamented on the team’s great chemistry and ‘win-first’ style of basketball with his teammates, stating one of the key reasons the Clippers have started out the season hotter than almost anyone could’ve predicted them to be:
“Everyone is close,” Scott said. “It’s a selfless team. We’re not me, me, me. It’s an unselfish team on both ends. We just gotta keep this thing going the way we’ve been going. Just keep playing the same way, keep sharing the ball, keep talking on defense and put these wins together.”
Scott, who signed with the Clippers this offseason after experiencing his most individually-successful campaign with the Washington Wizards last season, has embraced his role with his new team, and it seems like his teammates have done the same.
The 30-year-old, in a similar role to last season, isn’t putting up as many points as last season but is having his most efficient year through the first quarter of the campaign, averaging over five points per game on 48% shooting from three-point range.