As a Clipper fan, I have no problem with what J.A. Adande said. In fact, my feeling is that if you don't want to be bashed, then don't give someone the opportunity to bash you. For the longest time, the Clippers have deserved the negative attention that was given to them. Last years playoff push made people think that maybe the organization had turned things around...no more bad drafts, no more letting players go elsewhere when they became free agents, no more bad teams.
This was suppose to be the year where they proved that last year wasn't a fluke. So far they haven't done it...and time is running out. With 29 games left in the season, it's going to be a battle for the team to make it to the playoffs in the eighth spot.
Yes, the team has made some great moves like trading for Cassell. Mobley was as good of a signing that we could get at the time (we settled for him when the others wouldn't sign). I would classify some of the other decisions as fairly good/decent such as finding Ross (if it was great, he'd be a permanent starter with no discussion) and Simmons (remember, he's really only had one good season). As far as trying hard and coming close to signing Arena, Allen, and Bryant...remember, close only counts in horeshoes and hand grenades. The reason they didn't sign with the Clippers is because of the negative feeling that people have about the team. And I'd say this negative feeling was deserved.
Until the Clippers come out and start to change peoples minds and prove to them that they can be a quality organization, people will continue to bash them. The Clippers tried to start that change last year, but, unfortunately, haven't followed through on it. In fact, they've fallen flat on their face. Hopefully, they can pick themselves up and stop giving others the opportunity to bash them.