Thursday, March 22, 2012

We've Come a Long Way

A year ago today we were in a very different position. We were in a better position than we'd been in for a long time, that's for sure, but we had no idea that our group of young could-be's was going to transform into a team of young studs, seasoned veterans, and perennial all stars.

Where has it gotten us?

5th place in the West? Hanging on the bring of making the playoffs? 13th overall points per game. 13th overall rebounds per game. 17th overall assists per game. 14th overal points allowed.

Mediocrity. Don't get me wrong, we're happy. As Clipper fans for years, we clearly aren't going anywhere. But really? After all the hype? ...That's it?

No, we've seen it. We saw the way they beat the hell out of the Thunder. We were there for the Perkins dunk. We felt the energy in Staples during the overtime Heat victory, and the follow up win over the Lakers. We watched them beat the Spurs on the road. We've watched CP3 take over at the ends of games. We've counted the lobs. We've chanted "REGGIE, REGGIE!!" We've heard "Bingoooooo" and "Oh me, Oh my" emphatically all year.

We know they have it. We've seen it! It's there, we just have to find it again. The chemistry. The excitement. The competitive fire. It's all there. With just under 20 games to go, now is the time to get it all back. Tonight, Chris Paul returns to the city that gave him his start of his legendary career, but let's hope LA is the city that gives him the proper finish.

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