UNWATCHABLE. UNPROFESSIONAL. SORRY. WEAK WILLED.
DISORGANIZED. PATHETIC. LACKING PRIDE. DISGRACEFUL.
One word that can not be used to describe these Clippers:
A fan, speaking for myself, needs something to latch on to...something to anchor us to this team. Last year it was the teaser of FElton & Shaun going through some practice drills and hinting at a future when the Clippers would be complete again. FElton even came back in the final few games and showed us a future where the floor leader leaves everything out on the floor...and as long as we had a leader that would challenge his teammates to perform, we would be okay. This year, our roster is far more loaded with talent than any Clipper fan could have dared to dream about. Davis, Gordon, Thornton, Randolph, and Kaman/Camby. Combined with absolutely brilliant prospects in the form of Mike Taylor and DeAndre Jordan. Would the group led by Cassel, Mobley, Maggette, Brand, and Kaman have stood a real chance in a seven game series against these current Clippers? Yes. But not because of talent. It would be because of heart and professionalism. Brand had heart. Cassel had swagger. Mobley was a professional. Maggette believed he is a difference maker. In contrast, Davis is out of shape and has no heart. Gordon disappears during the biggest games of the year against the best competition such as the Lakers and the Celtics. In addition, he doesn't know how to demand the ball and demand the best from his teammates... He doesn't demand to be put back in the game nor does he demand to stay in when asked to come out. Thornton took almost the whole season for the lights to turn on. Randolph absolutely demands his 20/10 average and gets them by taking JUST A FEW MORE SHOTS...and playing no defense so that the team can go back to offense and he could get another shot to get him his 20/10. Kaman openly whines about being a Clipper and can't keep his diet straight during the long layoff. Ugh. I'm done with the free agent fiasco. The most joy I've had in watching these Clippers were when the bulk of their high-priced talent sat on the bench and the scrubs actually made games competitive. They may not have won, but I didn't feel sick to my stomach of the loss because they put up a valiant effort. And occasionally, they did manage to pull out a win. I need an anchor to remain a fan. At this time, the only thing keeping me around are Ralph & Mike, who are UNQUESTIONABLY SUPERIOR IN EVERY RESPECT to their hallway series counterparts and the play of Marcus Camby, Al Thornton, Fred Jones, Novak, and all three rookies from this season. Forget about getting Zach, Baron, and Kaman fully healthy. I'd rather seen the young guns try to scrap out a win. The line-up on MTaylor, Gordon, Thornton, (Griffin, Monroe, or DeJuan Blair), and DeAndre Jordan will anchor me to this team. The Clippers need to forget about the "win now' plan they got going and just go with the youth movement. It's time. They may not win many games, but I'm sure they would at least make the games respectable because of the effort I could see them putting in...
Damn, I hate it when a team just rolls over. I know this is the Griffin sweepstakes, but even if they win the number one draft pick, they won't have any fans to showcase his talents in front of if they keep playing this way. Pathetic effort. Why even bother showing up...?