The LA Clippers State of Address:Future Is Bright, Present Needs Griffin

December 7th, 2009 by Jose Salviati Leave a reply »
In life, one could argue, that its best to enjoy a middle-of-the-road existence.  Avoid the highs and lows that life brings.  Isn't that what those people celebrating their 120th birthday always say?

Where that level of stability is valued and possibility necessary for a long life, its basketball death.

In basketball there is the Elite and the Entombed.  The Darlings and the Deplorable.  The Finest and the Forgotten.

At least when you are the entombed, deplorable and forgotten you end up being talked about.  Right New Jersey Nets ?

If the Elite makes up the top three and the Entombed makes up the bottom three then the absolute worst place to be is somewhere in the middle.  Specifically, the bottom half of the middle.

A place affectionately known as "Clipper-Central."

Sure the Clips have spent a lot of time scraping the bottom of the NBA barrel but most recently they have been in that dreaded middle ground.  Not bad enough to have people watch in the way you can't avoid looking at a car accident and not good enough to have people watch for the quality of basketball you play.

Except for a blip in either direction ...

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