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ladodgermaniac
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Seems like every time a player is injured that the Clippers release a statement that the player will be out a certain amount of time. That time is ALWAYS greatly underestimated. Now, I am not saying that players should be hurried back, but they seem to lie everytime. Take Blake Griffin, 6 weeks for a stress fracture. First of all, no doctor would clear a player to be back in the NBA after 6 weeks for a stress fracture. The Clips said mid- December, now they say January. If Griffin has MRI Dec 23 like they say and it is clean, there is no way he will be back in 2 or 3 weeks after being off so long. And if he is, they should fire the entire training staff. Why they havent fired that staff for years past, I will never understand.

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actually, it was said 6-8 weeks eh day after he got injured. WE clipper fans just said 6 weeks cause we wanted to think minimum time.

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Griffin's situation is so difficult to deal with. As the date keeps getting pushed back I begin to lose hope. It's almost like I've begun to condition myself mentally that we won't have him for a lot longer than they say, so now I have stopped trying to stay updated with what's going on with Blake

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I think its a matter of poor expectations management...

Clippersfan86
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I already started a thread a week or 2 ago titled "Fire training staff". So i agree here but if they won't fire the coach what makes you think they will fire a whole training staff?

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Clippersfan86 wrote:
ladodgermaniac wrote:
Seems like every time a player is injured that the Clippers release a statement that the player will be out a certain amount of time. That time is ALWAYS greatly underestimated. Now, I am not saying that players should be hurried back, but they seem to lie everytime. Take Blake Griffin, 6 weeks for a stress fracture. First of all, no doctor would clear a player to be back in the NBA after 6 weeks for a stress fracture. The Clips said mid- December, now they say January. If Griffin has MRI Dec 23 like they say and it is clean, there is no way he will be back in 2 or 3 weeks after being off so long. And if he is, they should fire the entire training staff. Why they havent fired that staff for years past, I will never understand.

I already started a thread a week or 2 ago titled "Fire training staff". So i agree here but if they won't fire the coach what makes you think they will fire a whole training staff?

yup. instead of jason powell playing rummy 500 with deandre, he should be force feeding kaman some vitamins or trying to set up some sorts of vitamin schedule with other players. this is what i think happened. sterling has a rep of cheapness. he wont fire anybody. the clippers are losers. the staff picked all of this up, and understands this. teh training staff is so used to low expectations that they feel too comfortable with their jobs, so comfortable that they know that their low form of work matches the clippers' team results. the losing has spread, to the players, to the coaches, to the fans, to the towel boys, to the water boys, to the ball boys, to ralph and mike, and etc. etc.

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Its very frustrating being a Clipper fan! But yet everyday I still show my pride wearing my Clipper gear. ??? LOL. roll Guess Im one of the scammed fans! Embarassed

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Embarassed

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Even though it was not clearly explained to us at the time to us (the fans) by clippers executives, Blake has said multiple times that the 6-8 week diagnosis that was released was only covering the time to heal the bone and not additional time to return to "game ready" shape. So according to Blake, everything is going as planned as it was laid out by his doctors 6 weeks ago. Dunleavy shot himself in the foot on this one when he said "As far as i know 6 weeks means on the court playing in 6 weeks". He was obviously misinformed and jumped the gun on a sensitive subject, and thus will continue to receive "WTF!?!?!" reactions from fans.

Also, the fact that the clippers ordered that ridiculously expensive non-invasive treadmill that removes 90% of your body weight and allows you to do a cardio workout should help him return to game shape quicker.

clipperboy24
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haha, i dont know if we are being scammed but we are getting screwed!!

Every year empty promises...

ekker3
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fool me once, shame on you.

fool me twice, shame on me.

SamMays
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^^^ Or as George Bush once said, "Fool me once shame on me. Fool me again... Well, er, uh... Well, ya just can't get fooled again."

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Fool me for 6 years,,,YOU'RE FIRED !

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FightOnRon wrote:
ekker3 wrote:
fool me once, shame on you.

fool me twice, shame on me.

Fool me for 6 years,,,YOU'RE FIRED !

Say that again!!!!

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FightOnRon wrote:
ekker3 wrote:
fool me once, shame on you.

fool me twice, shame on me.

Fool me for 6 years,,,YOU'RE FIRED !

Rep!!

Clippersfan86
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FightOnRon wrote:
ekker3 wrote:
fool me once, shame on you.

fool me twice, shame on me.

Fool me for 6 years,,,YOU'RE FIRED !

OWNED.

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Clippersfan86 wrote:
FightOnRon wrote:
ekker3 wrote:
fool me once, shame on you.

fool me twice, shame on me.

Fool me for 6 years,,,YOU'RE FIRED !

OWNED.

And again !!!

Clipper-Josh
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Can some one please quote that statement, put it on a plaque and mail it to Sterling?

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