Los Angeles Clippers: Is the Season Already Lost or Does Respectability Await?

November 9th, 2010 by Jose Salviati Leave a reply »
Growing pains.

Those of you old enough to remember the silly little sitcom with that title from the '80s where Leonardo DiCaprio got his start can't help but giggle at the memory. It had a recurring character called "Boner" after all. Seriously, Boner.

Where Growing Pains was an '80s sitcom, its a current predicament for the Los Angeles Clippers. The exciting thing for everyone who follows the team is that it means the team is growing!

You can't having growing pains, without first adding growth.

Every NBA team goes through a process to respectability. This is a gross over-generalization, but the process typically follows these steps, pain, growth, growing pains, respectability.

Pain is where the once-proud Detroit Pistons find themselves right now. Other residents include the Timberwolves and last year, the New Jersey Nets.

Pain is where losses come easier and quicker than wins, and the franchise is struggling for an identity.

In some circles, another name for the pain step is "Clipper-ville".

Growth is where you begin to see light at the end of the tunnel. Teams like the 2010-2011 Nets, ...

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