L.A.Clippers: Little Fish in Crowded Pond, Look for Road Redemption

December 17th, 2009 by Jose Salviati Leave a reply »
The age old question asks if a tree falls in a forest and no one is there to hear it, did it make a sound? That philosophical riddle raised questions regarding observation and knowledge of reality for centuries. 

An updated equivalent might ask if a team stuck in mediocrity begins to show signs of improving while performing in a city with several elite teams, will many notice?

The updated question is easier to answer than the older one.

Like any good philosophical query, however, the question begs another question. Is it better to be an under-performing little fish in a pond full of other bigger well-performing fish, or to have the pond all to yourself?

That question may be a bit tougher to answer.

For the Los Angeles Clippers, however, it's a moot point. They are the under-performing little fish in a sea of manatees, blow-fish, and killer sharks.

On the day they began a six-game road trip with an impressive win, the Clippers were an afterthought here in L.A. They had to compete against other bigger L.A. fish.

There was the other L.A. basketball team which also won on the road, albeit in much less dominati ...

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