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5 Times Athletes and Sports Teams Clapped Back HARD

By Mustafa Gatollari

It's always satisfying whenever someone gets shut down, especially when the clapback they received is well-deserved. And because we naturally worship celebrities and star athletes, it's even better when these top athletes get down and dirty in clapback-land.

It might have something to do with the fact that these players will get a chance to settle their differences on the basketball court, and all of the hullabaloo on social media serving to hype that eventual encounter.

Or it could just be that some of these public figures are better at shutting down their peers better than others. And thanks to the magic of the internet, there's countless examples of people being told to take a seat after someone puts their name in their mouth.