I've been following this site for about I think 5 or 6 years now and I'm familiar with a lot of you guys, but I noticed a couple of things about most of you that I don't seem to understand. I know we want to win and all but many of you are unrealistic to a fault. The Clips just showed the world how good they can be without there two most paid "star" players against the back to back world champions who needed a couple of non calls and a lucky layup to win. I don't think any team in the league could have played them better without two of there main guys. That alone is reason enough to be thrilled about the possibilities of this young team.
First off, the NBA has a pecking order (and it doesn't reward racist owners). That basically means that we won't get the benefit of the doubt calls against marquee teams like the Luckers. And that's fine with me because as we continue to grow all of that is going to change. I've watched over 28 years of NBA basketball. I've watched entire careers of players and one thing is still the same...young teams and players don't get any love from the ref's. But eventually that changes and it might be sooner rather than later for us.
Yeah the Luckers didn't have Bynum and Ratliff, but I'm sorry, NO CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM SHOULD STRUGGLE the way they did to beat the U23's and a couple of vet's. Like some of you, I knew we were gonna loose this game even though we were up 12 pts. But I was fine with that because this is a learning process for them. Yeah they shoulda won but the experience they gained is going to convince them to keep working hard and that's what you want from them. The Clark Kent (mild-mannerd basketball player, perfect nick-name for Blake) put back dunk was the worst call I think I've ever seen in a game and one of EJ's turnovers was a non foul call cause if you watch the replay Artest hit all arm. EJ's not gonna get that call right now at a critical moment of the game. They just have to accept it and learn from it.
So Clips fans please cheer up and stop bashing our players. They're learning and for the most part, "playing the right way". All we gotta do is trade Kaman (who too many of you have a man-crush on) cause we don't need a scoring center. All we need is a defensive center like Dalembert who would lock down the paint and rebound and the rest will be history. Barons not going anywhere until his final year and if healthy he can really help us...as long as he attacks the rim. Oh, and I don't know if any of you noticed, but me and a couple of my homies see a little Michael Jordan in Aminu. Yep, it might sound crazy but when we look back at this draft in a couple of years, he will be vastly improved on a scary level. I'm glad I was never down on the kid and I'm happy he's proving folks wrong. He might be our Durantula of the future.
Well till next time my clipper brethren, remember, keep your head outta the dirt and your ass outta the air...and I'm out.