Icymi: Clippers parted ways with analyst Bruce Bowen because he criticized Kawhi on NBA radio. They did not want to hamper chances of landing Kawhi next offseason..
After he got fired, he was on 'The Dan and Patrick Show' on Thursday, and confirmed the firing due to him making critical comments about Kawhi. He was also asked if he would build around Kawhi, to which he said no after what transpired in SA.
Bowens initial comments on NBA radio: "First, it was, 'Well I was misdiagnosed.' Look here: You got $18 million this year, and you think that they're trying to rush you? You didn't play for the most part a full season this year. And you're the go-to guy, you're the franchise, and you want to say that they didn't have your best interest at heart? Are you kidding me?... I think he's getting bad advice. I think what you're starting to see now is an individual given a certain amount of advice, and it's not the right advice. Here it is: You were protected in San Antonio. You were able to come up during a time where you still could lean on Tim [Duncan], Tony [Parker] and Manu [Ginobili]."