Programming note: Watch the pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders tonight at 6, streaming live on the MyTeams app.
NBA legend Jerry West worked for the Warriors for six years. But shortly after Golden State won the title in 2017, he left the franchise and took a job with the Clippers.
The Logo watched Game 2 from afar in West Virginia and knows that even though the NBA playoff first-round series is tied at one apiece, the Clippers have an uphill battle ahead of them.
"I'm just hopeful we can play well in the rest of this series, make it an interesting series and scare them a little bit," West told Sam Amick of The Athletic. "And we could - we could."
West -- a two-time NBA Executive of the Year (1995, 2004) -- is very focused on free agency as the Clippers have big aspirations this summer. But he certainly is enjoying the moment.
"It's gratifying," West said. "I would be stupid not to be gratified by being involved and winning against a team where everybody said we're going to get beat 4-0, and the odds are 1000-to-1 or some damn thing. It's fun to maybe make them think a little bit. They will answer. That's for sure.
"I have great respect for Steve [Kerr], and obviously the players. They play the game the way it should be played, so hopefully we can play really well and move on."