As you can tell, the Clippers are taking preparations for the playoffs — and a likely matchup with the Grizzlies — very seriously. As such, they will honor the hockey tradition of growing out playoff beards. This would be a fitting gesture for a team that engages nightly in a physical brand of play and appears increasingly likely to “drop the gloves” at any moment.
Plus, whether you want to believe that he brings it upon himself or not, Blake Griffin is probably going to need some protection when teams start to hack him, and the Clippers do not lack options for hockey-style “goons” to act as enforcers.
So, who are we thinking will have the best playoff beard?