Over at TrueHoop, I wrote about the quiet departure of “curse” talk in regards to the Clippers.
So it goes for the Clippers these days. For a franchise that has had its share of unusual occurrences, even in recent memory — a water main bursting during a game in Memphis? — unfortunate events most would attribute to “karma” or “luck” have had more logical explanations come to their defense. Maybe it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy of the team’s two stars, Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, who repeatedly claimed upon their arrival that the past was of no concern. Their ambition was to seize control of the future. It was an odd juxtaposition for a franchise that viewed fate as a four-letter word.