Slumping Los Angeles Clippers Have Many Complaints, Few Answers

December 8th, 2016 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »

PLAYA VISTA, Calif. — Marreese Speights ambled into the Clippers' training facility, decked out in sweatpants and a self-referential "I Got 5 On It" shirt, looking every bit the happy-go-lucky guy that NBA teams and fans have come to know and love. But the man who stepped in front of the microphones and recorders before practice Thursday sounded little like Mo Buckets.

Nor did he the night before, when Speights shared his frustration in the locker room following the Clippers' 115-98 blowout loss to the Golden State Warriors, the team with whom he'd spent the last three seasons.

"First, we need to start really just leaving the refs alone," Speights said at the time. "Guys just got to sacrifice, do some other things than scoring, do some other things than your personal goals. Just try something new. They've been doing it here for four or five years and it hasn't been working, so it's time to try something new."

Like Ron Burgundy jumping into the bear pit, Speights seemed to regret his decision to speak his mind the way he did.

"You just want to win," he said at practice ...

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