Hey guys. Over at Sports on Earth, I wrote about the Clippers’ long, tumultuous road to get where they are right now. Even in the aftermath of the Sterling debacle, they’ve been stricken by ill fortune. Can they bounce back? What will it take? In a league that emphasizes a level playing field, is that fair? Should I ask one more leading question to get you to click this?
Unfortunately, just as soon as the Clippers got out from under the Sterling fog, good ol’ ill fortune — the real thing — kicked in. If luck be a lady, the Clippers are 29-year-old virgins. The whistle dealt the Clippers a few bad blows during a crucial juncture — the final minute of Game 5 — and they lost. The stretch was about as gut-punchy as gut punches get.