2012 NBA Playoffs: What Do They Mean for Los Angeles Clippers Fans?

April 21st, 2012 by Selina Foster Leave a reply »
The Los Angeles Clippers are going to the playoffs for the first time in six years, and few can resist weighing in on that fact. It is hard to resist talking about how a team once called "the worst franchise in sports history"—on the cover of Sports Illustrated, no less—has qualified for postseason play and could take first place in the Pacific Division.

Just what does going to the playoffs mean to the fans—especially the long-term fans—who have stuck with the team through losing seasons and bad jokes? Let me put it in perspective for you.

In their 40 years as a franchise, the Clippers have qualified for postseason play eight times, counting this year. Three of those were as the Buffalo Braves in the mid '70s.

Of the seven past playoff appearances, only four included the Clippers getting out of the first round. The Clippers have never gotten out of the semifinals in the playoffs.


They haven't even won a division title—in 40 years.  

Fans are loving the fact that there is a chance to get that elusive division title. They are thrilled their team gets another try at erasing all ...

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