The Clippers Hit Rock Bottom With ‘Hello Kitty Night’
A franchise that has floated aimlessly in the dense garbage bog of athletic ineptitude for nearly its entire existence experiences an astounding resurgence behind a massively exciting draft pick and a top free agent signing. They shed the weight of the sports world's most unpopular, unethical owner; bringing in an energetic leader whose enthusiasm for basketball is matched only by his endless supply of money. They get a rebranding that seemingly cuts the final string tethering them to their pitiful past. They improve nearly every offseason. Their three best players are 26, 27 and 30 years of age, respectively.
The 2015-16 season was supposed to be the Los Angeles Clippers' magnum opus. It's been anything but. At 6-7, Doc Rivers' objectively loaded roster ranks 20th in plus/minus (-1.5), having lost seven of their last nine with reports they are coming apart at the seams.
[OC Register] Josh Smith and an unspecified Clipper coach were involved in a frustration-fueled argument following the Clippers’ 91-80 loss to Toronto Sunday.
Profanities and yelling made their way through the cement walls separating the Clipper locker room from an adjacent room where the media was waiting to speak to head coach Doc Rivers.
— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) November 23, 2015
A cartoon cat punctuates the team's worst start since Chris Paul came to town in 2011. At least back then their uniforms didn't look like a turn-of-the-century cellphone game. Pray for Clippers.
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