This is my second post here and my first fan post. I've been a fan since elementary school when Lamond Murray was their number one option. My favorite Clipper memory was when the Clips beat the Stockton/Malone Jazz by 20 something at the old LA Sports Arena when the Kandi man was their starting center. I became an even bigger Clipper fan when Kobe/Shaq Lakers drawn obnoxious bandwagon fans (some of them don't even know Kareem!!!) from my school. I was wondering if anybody share the same feeling as I do. The feeling of winning and having a good team is... weird.
It feels weird with the expectation to win before every game. Even during the 2005 - 2006 season when we were good, I know there are be games that we'll lose. Like many of you guys, I became a Clipper fan because they were the 'other team' (I root for all the 'other' LA teams) and they really suck. After decades of failure, it only take 20 games to feel like a "winning club"; it feels like the club now has an atmosphere of winning (kind of like the feeling you see from the Lakers, Yankees, Spurs, etc. but to a lesser degree). We are upset because we are 13-7 instead of 14 - 6; in any other season, we're lucky if we're 7 - 13!! And THIS IS WEIRD!
I see the effects of winning right now. More and more people hating on anything Clipper related. More and more bandwagon fans who thinks OMGWTFBBQWOWZER PERKINS JUST HAD BLAKE GRIFFIN'S BABY. I know we are winning and all. But it feel less comfortable as a Clipper fan nowadays because we're winning! I feel like day by day, we're turning more and more like the Lakers or the Yankees. All of this media coverage is not making it any better. At this rate, I feel like before we even make the playoffs (IF we get there... hey, there are still 46 games to go and I'm a Clipper fan afterall), the team and the fans will be as arrogant as the clubs I mentioned above since we are getting so much attention during such a short time (I'd say we're even more hyped than Miami last year) after being crapped on for decades.
We can't control what the media says. We can't control who to become fans of this club. I really hope true Clipper fans can maintain "Old Clipper Values (minus the losing)" as long as we can and take every bit of success as humble of an attitude as we can. I hope with these value so we can set an example for these new fans and pave way for a new generation of classy, educated Clipper fans (that are accustomed to winning!). I really hope our fan base image is not turning into the way Laker fans are being perceived...
Okay, that's all I have
P.S. I'm new around here... what is this JUMBACO business?