It’s so nice when things work out. Just when it became impossible to root for the Los Angeles Lakers anymore, at least until all vestiges of the putrid Kobe/Shaq/Phil trifecta from hell are purged from the team, the Los Angeles Clippers finally got a clue.
It was so much fun to root for the Clippers last season! It was especially pleasant given the decades of horrible, hopeless basketball that the Clippers used to give us. What’s amazing is, this happened without any changes at the top. Donald Sterling still owns them. Elgin Baylor is still the GM. These two, who made so many bad decisions, bad decisions by the cartload, suddenly started making good decisions, even great decisions. Hiring Mike Dunleavy as coach. Keeping Elton Brand. Trading for Sam Cassell. And now, keeping Sam Cassell.