The Oklahoma City Thunder have been one of the best teams in the NBA so far this season; in the midst of their winning streak, which has now reached five games after knocking off the New Orleans Pelicans on the road, the Thunder have enjoyed their post-game interviews.
As the OKC Thunder sit with a 32-13 record, 8-2 in their last ten games, and an impressive 17-5 at the Paycom Center, the second youngest team in the NBA is also the best in the Western Conference, tied with Minnesota for the top spot.
Things have not gone as smoothly for the Memphis Grizzlies, who are dealing with a plethora of injuries and bad luck, which has resulted in them falling to 13th in the Western Conference with a lowly 18-27 record.
Memphis Grizzlies take insecure shots at the OKC Thunder on Social Media.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have started a trend of group interviews with the immaculate Nick Gallo, Bally Sport's sideline reporter, for their post-game hits on the court following wins. This has included but is not limited to, Barking, chanting MVP, and overall distractions for the interviewee.
Following the Thunder's win against the New Orleans Pelicans, this trend continued, with Chet Holmgren and Cason Wallace flanked by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Jaylin Williams, and Jalen Williams as Nick Gallo guided the wacky interview ship.
This led the Memphis Grizzlies' official Twitter account to release a "reminder" to the NBA of their fun, currently injured star Ja Morant, being joined by Ziaire Williams, Jaren Jackson Jr, and a ton of insecurity.
This was part of an elaborate Ja Morant post-game cellphone takeover for the Grizzlies social media team, which explains the birth of this video. However, inside the video, you can hear the Grizzlies saying things like, "They haven't done it on the phone yet." With comments picking up on "No one does it like us," which has sparked an NBA Twitter rivalry.
Gatekeeping post-game interviews, or even caring about what other teams do in their obligated post-game hits, is a funny concept. Which makes this even more so come off as just in fun or jest, but if there is anything the Modern NBA needs, it is more beef.
Ja Morant and the Grizzlies will be a force in the Western Conference, and the writing is on the wall for these two young cores will e connected and discussed together in terms of getting over the hump.
Between comments like this and the assurance of tough back-and-forth battles on the hardwood, it is easy to envision these two teams becoming rivals in the near future. Or at least add spicy to their matchups.
This is not even the first time in the past month that the Oklahoma City Thunder has seen social media heighten some jabs between two teams.