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Broussard: “Why aren't the Clippers considered a Superteam?

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Broussard has left ESPN, but he hasn’t given up his provocative takes.

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Chris Broussard, formerly of ESPN, has officially established himself at Fox Sports One -- and his provocative “takes” have made the transition.

In conversation with Jason Whitlock, Broussard made several arguments regarding the state and expectations of our LA Clippers. Check it out:

As far as the question of, “Why aren’t the Clippers considered a Superteam?” I think the ClipsNation fanbase would agree that we have three of the best players in the league; however, I am not so sure how the title “Superteam” will be received. The term “Superteam” is often used as an insult when NBA pundits are questioning the validity of teams that bring together star players from other places, often through free agency. The Clippers, however, are more organic in their make up — two of our star players are from the draft, while Chris Paul was brought to the team before Griffin and Jordan were truly superstars.

But the bottomline is: The Clippers are a great team, who deserve to be treated as such, which is what Broussard was trying to say.

As far as their remarks on Head Coach Doc Rivers, I think they both raise an interesting tension. On one hand, Doc Rivers does not seem to be in jeopardy of losing his job. But it is also undeniable that he will be measured against Steve Kerr and Gregg Popovich.