I might get flamed for this because a lot of you are still heated from today's loss. I am not campaigning to keep Gomes or anything. I am not by any means a fan of Ryan Gomes. Other than Brian Cook, I don’t know if there’s anybody who gets crap more than Gomes this season. Yes, he has been playing horrible this year. Yes, the team has given him plenty of chances to get out of this season long slump and he seems like he's getting worse every game. His popularity is at an all time low after the botched inbound pass at the end of the Spurs game.
Like I said in threads, it is not entirely his fault the Clippers lost this one. Yes, he played a big part in the turnover at the end of the regulation. But one play or one player does not determine the outcome of a basketball game. I am just as upset as other Clipper fans because this kind of miscue reminds me of how the old Clippers choked during close games. Like other fans, I wish Gomes never go near the basketball court during crunch time until he proves he can play at an NBA level again. You can hate on the way he's playing but some of the comments I see here and around Twitter are a little bit over the line. I mean people are asking for Gomes to be killed? Talking about his wife and daughter? Telling him to go commit suicide? It it understandable to be upset and Ryan Gomes is an easy target but anything beyond his play on the court is over the line.
We're Clipper fans. We lose these kind of games ALL THE TIME. We've suffered through decades of "Ryan Gomes-like" plays during crunch time. This year, we are blessed with a closer in Chris Paul so it took 29 games until we lose a "Clipper-esque" game so maybe our expectations are a little higher than previous seasons. There are 66 games in the season and things like this are bound to happen to any team. Let's not sweat over a game that has been decided already and continue supporting our team in a positive manner. Clipper fans are some of the classiest and most knowledgeable fans around and lots of NBA fans know that. I'm still upset about the loss but let's just all cool down and not let "heat of the moment" comments change our players' and other fans' impression of us Clipper fans.