The Los Angeles Clippers Do Their Best Harlem Globetrotter Impersonation

February 27th, 2010 by Jose Salviati Leave a reply »
I really want to see the Harlem Globetrotters live. I grew up watching the 'Trotters on Saturday morning TV. Sometimes, they would be special guest stars on Fat Albert! Good times.

Even as a kid, I knew the games were fixed. The 'Trotters were all about entertainment, and that was okay by me. I watched in awe as Curly would lay on his side and dribble the ball while the Washington Generals flailed away haplessly.

Maybe it's because I was groomed at such a young age to accept phony basketball as entertainment that I can watch the Clippers play today. I'm happy the team is playing well, glad to see some passion on the court, and the three wins in a row are nice, but let's not kid ourselves: this is phony basketball.

By trading away Marcus Camby, Al Thornton, and Sebastian Telfair the Clippers went all-in. They showed their hand and confidently winked at the others around the table. What's in the pot isn't clear, but we all know what, or who, they have their eye on.

We won't know for a few months, however, if they played their cards right. So, between now and then we are left to watch the Clippers play the part of Harlem Globetrotters. Let's call th ...

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