L.A. Clippers: The Best Five Minutes of Basketball Any NBA Team Has Ever Played

December 1st, 2009 by Jose Salviati Leave a reply »
I had the title of the article written down and ready to go.

"It's time for the Clippers to Dump Dunleavy!"

It wasn't an article I wanted to write or an opinion I was happy to share, but watching the team fall behind to the lowly Grizzlies made me angry.  Watching the Memphis lead balloon to twenty in the 3rd quarter made me furious.

I was watching the Clippers play defense with the same passion and precision of the Secret Service protecting our President at a recent White House state dinner.  The Secret Service inexplicably allowed two uninvited guests to hob-nob with the Prez and the Clippers watched haplessly as Grizz after Grizz flew by them for layups.


Defense is about desire.  Sure, it helps if you have a seven foot wing span.  A backside the size of New Jersey is nice too when you are boxing out but you can have the wing span of a pterodactyl and a big booty but they mean nothing if you don't have the desire needed to use those tools to your advantage.  

Some of the NBA's best rebounders weren't all that tall by basketball standards.  Moses Malone was listed at a generous 6'10 ...

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