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Clipper D-League Pickup
Posts: 44
votes: 4

How you guys doin,

I've been a long time Clippers fan (since I was a kid in the late 80s/early 90s) and was lurking these boards for quite awhile. I have a small group of friends that grew up as Clipper fans like me -- I found this to be very rare actually, so I consider myself lucky.

Anyhow, obviously growing up in LA there are a lot more Laker fans. Well, a lot of these Laker fans I know are running there mouth like crazy these days -- of course it's not about the Lakers, but just how the Clippers will not and never win anything. I'm not much for arguing (especially with obnoxious Laker fans), as I'm too old and tired for this, so I just let them run their mouths. I'm just enjoying this great and exciting team that we have. However, the past few days these Laker fans (aka Clipper haters) were talking big about betting that the Clippers won't make it past the first round! So, I wanted to see which bets you guys think I should take (some of these will be with multiple people).

Clippers don't make it past the first round -- 1500/2000 (I win 1500 if they do, he wins 2000 if they don't)

Clippers won't win a championship before the Lakers -- 1000/1000

Clippers win it all -- 14000/1000

Ton of different bets for Clippers not getting past 2nd round -- these bets were a lot more complicated, so I didn't include them

What do you guys think?

Clipper Starter
Posts: 975
votes: 5

Take the first one. Doc isn't losing in the 1st rd.

Posts: 5079
votes: 13

As long as you don't mind putting so much money on the table, I'd wait till a lil later to see how the Clippers are positioned and what seed we have, and what team we're facing before making any bet.

Posts: 10899

votes: 152

If they're offering 14-1 for this year (Vegas is offering 12-1), persuade them to take 10-1 on the Clips winning it all this year or next year. Basically like making 2 x $500 bets @ 20-1, but if they're laker fans, they probably won't get that.

Clipper D-League Pickup
Posts: 44
votes: 4

I already took the 1000/1000 bet for Clippers/Lakers winning a championship (thinking about taking multiple people on this one because it seems like a no-brainer).

The first round seems like a no-brainer too, but I feel like if I wait I can get the same odds if I bet vegas, depending on who they play.

Cleepers, that's an interesting proposal. I'll think about that one, but it's pretty risky.

Posts: 5725
Location: The Darkside
votes: 45

I never bet on my teams,too much emotional tie ins.

Clipper All-Star
Posts: 1088
votes: 4

How is the bet a no-brainer? You're basically gambling on whether Clips would win in the next 3-4 years, and we still aren't even the top 4 favorite contending for a championship. Even if Spurs do fall off next year (which people have been saying for past 7-8 years...), there are talented up and rising teams like Rockets, Blazers, GS we need to beat. The Lakers, being a huge market, would never accept failure for long periods. With this loaded draft coming up, and talented superstars becoming FA in next 2 years, I'm pretty sure Lakers would get at least 1 of them, and get back into contention within 3-4 years. After that, Clips would probably go on a little decline since CP3 would not be in his prime. While the Lakers would probably improve little by little each year. Don't see how this bet heavily favors you.

Only bet I might take is the 1st round win. This is only if we play Suns, Mavs, Rockets, Blazers.

Posts: 7540
votes: 14

The Lakers aren't run by Jerry Buss anymore. Think you are forgetting that part. They are run by a guy who is only the owner due to one sperm. He has no clue what he is doing.

Reminds me of James Dolan.

Clipper D-League Pickup
Posts: 10
votes: 0

The first round bet seems pretty fair. It may come down to whether we get homecourt in the first round. I think we will because our remaining strength of schedule is pretty weak, and we have two more home games than road games left.

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