The terrifying thought of a Kawhi Leonard-Paul George pairing on the Los Angeles Clippers has immediately vaulted the franchise ahead of the Lakers as the present NBA Finals favorites for next season.
Not only will their offense be lethal, but the Clips defense can now be considered or even penciled in as the Association's best. Just think about the amount of fear that The Klaw, PG-13, Patrick Beverley and Montrezl Harrell will strike in the eyes of their opponents.
However, one particular NBA writer -- Chris Palmer -- was a little premature to claim that Los Angeles boasted the league's three best individual defenders and was immediately trolled by Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert.
Seriously, Palmer? How could you possibly leave out the Stifle Tower? There's a reason they call Gobert "The French Rejection." He's a two-time Defensive Player of the Year, three-time member of the All-Defensive Team and former league-leader in blocks in 2016-2017.
And teammate Donovan Mitchell was quick to have his teammate's back, calling out Palmer for his alarmingly cringeworthy profile picture, insinuating that Gobert should take anything he says with a grain of salt.
Game. Set. Match.
While all three are outstanding defenders in their own respect, to not include Gobert in the conversation for league's best defender is a genuine insult. He's the most feared rim protector in the game, and has the accolades to prove it.