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FightOnRon
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............of all the talking know-it-all sportscasters and bloggers (and the worst of the pack,,the idiots that pretend to be writers at the Bleacher report) of listing the 42 zillion ways the Clippers lose CP3 to anyone next year.

JUST EFFING STOP IT YOU A HOLES.

But there is one blogger that I do not know that wrote this,,at least one of them is on our side. He even mentions an idiot in Dallas talking about CP3 going there, my lord I hate these people (except for this guy):

Chris Paul is once again a free agent after the 2012-13 season. Will he stay with the Clippers or is he on the next one?

As the NBA off-season menu has read more often than not in the last few years, there is another superstar who could possibly be on another team because of his upcoming free agent status.

This year, such as last year, Chris Paul finds his name at the very top of the list alongside a man known as Dwight Howard. Also similar to last year, is the amount of teams who supposedly want to sign the superstars and the media hoopla surrounding the year/year and a half extravaganza.

At this point, it will never end as another year brings another superstar at the end of his contract. Honestly, I don't mind the first couple of months because Carmelo Anthony in New York rather than Denver and LeBron James in Miami rather than Cleveland are nice landscape changes that brought intrigue to what the big cities can do with the stars and how the smaller market teams revamp their rosters after the big named players leave.

However, in this case. Paul to another team doesn't help anything.

Paul playing his old team during the 2011-12 NBA regular season.

CP3 needed to get out of New Orleans because he was about to drown on the sinking ship. He didn't have anyone around him who could play except for David West and he was on his way out to - now with the Indiana Pacers. In six seasons the Hornets made it to the playoffs three times and out of the first round once. The postseason success or lack thereof, was not because Paul didn't play superstar ball.

He was the reason they won any games.

This situation is different.

When I look at the Los Angeles Clippers' roster for the upcoming season, I have to ask myself why any point guard would want to leave. He doesn't have to do all the scoring because he has Blake Griffin, Caron Butler, Chauncey Billups, Jamal Crawford, Grant Hill and Lamar Odom - who have all been double-digit scorers for the duration of their careers.

Not only does he have players around him who can carry the load if need be, but they make his job easier.

Griffin has proven he can grab any Paul pass out of the air and throw it down. Jamal Crawford, Billups and Butler are marksman who love catching passes for wide-open jump shots, while all of the above would accept a gift for an easy lay-up or 10.

Jamal Crawford brings something the Clippers desperately needed last season, bench scoring.

The same goes on defense. In New Orleans, Paul was the only perimeter defender who could stop guys until Trevor Ariza came along. Eric Bledsoe, Billups and Hill are known to be solid defenders.

Honestly, this sounds like a dream for a guy like Paul. Especially, if you think about the playoff picture and how the Clippers got to the second round last season without Billups, Bledsoe or a bench.

Dallas Mavericks' beat writer for the Dallas Morning News Eddie Sefko wrote that Dallas was more appealing to Paul because LA is not his kind of city. The glitz and the glamor are passed over for a smaller city with family values, he seems to think.

But what I remember is basketball players go to the NBA to win. Whether it's to reshape a losing franchise or further a winning legacy is here nor there, players want to win.

Paul has the opportunity to do exactly that with LA because of the team, not because he does or doesn't like bright lights. He's been there a year after being in New Orleans for six. I don't know anyone who can make a move halfway across the country and adapt in 12 months.

If Paul did go to the Mavs, how would he win. Dirk Nowitzki looked like a shell of himself last season. Shawn Marion should call it quits, as well as, Vince Carter. Darren Collison wouldn't see the court at the same time, so he would be null and void. Yi Jianlian, ha and Delonte West can't stay out of headlines long enough to actually care about basketball.

If he wasn't tall, Yi Jianlian wouldn't be in the league.

The only two and a half players Paul would have to work with is O.J. Mayo, Chris Kaman and Nowitzki. I'm calling Dirk a half until I see him back at his true form. I'm not ashamed to say the lockout was a cause of his rough season, as long as he has a better season this time around.

I don't know about you, but it only makes since to stay in LA. If Howard goes to Dallas and they're able to get Paul as well, then maybe. However, they don't have Howard, who loves to be the star of the show and is in the biggest show in the NBA.

With the Clippers, Paul has an opportunity to win, an opportunity to help change the culture of a notorious losing program and an opportunity to work with one of the best young talents in the game who wants to play the same fast paced game Paul does in Griffin.

Staying in LA as a Clipper - should be obvious.

http://fullyclips.com/2012/09/04/why-wo ... -clippers/

ClippersSince97
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Just remember the sweetest victory... Blake Griffin signing that extension when Johnny "Five-head" Ireland declared he'll be a Laker in 2014.

sfernald
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I love this part of that Sefko article:

How the Mavs can get him: They wouldn't need any help. They can throw maximum money at him next summer. If it requires a trade, they have a young point guard, Nick Collison, that they can use in any deal, along with an expiring contract in Shawn Marion.

Ok, they can throw Max money right, but that will still be what, 20 million, less than he would get if he stayed with the Clippers?

And for a trade for Chris Paul they would trade Nick Collison (wtf, is this a professional edited newspaper article? - I'm sure he means Darren Collison). But still, what fantasy planet does he live on where he thinks we'll give him CP3 for Darren Collison and Shawn Marion!??

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I'm sure you listen to his show almost everyday. Has he brought up Blake's contract extension yet? I think it came around during the Dwight Howard trade so he probably got a pass for not mentioning the contract extension. Bastard.

sfernald
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The true haters will never admit to saying the clippers have done anything good. John Hollinger still insists that the clippers had a horrid offseason, and nothing they do would chance that view of his. I saw many in the media like that last year. Hopefully a few come around this year. Maybe Ireland will. He's not as close minded as some.

CapsNClips
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I wish ESPN could find a way to pay their writers to put up good content and not just Laker articles because they get more traffic.

FightOnRon
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My favorite part is the paragraph where he states that idiot Dallas writerr says LA is not CP3s kind of town,,,and you know this because he is your best buddy,,or are just making up shi* like all of your cronies do because there is no way to disprove it.

CapsNClips
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Exactly LOL, why do people feel they can say what they want just because they know they have an audience. And if CP3 was only going to play for towns that he felt comfortable with, he would be a Bobcat.

TheDude
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This guy puts it into words pretty clearly why nobody should be worried whatsoever. Dallas is the only place that could have a remote possibility to sign CP3 away...And they suck and will suck even more next year. Dirk is just about done and then you're in Dallas with NOBODY to help you.

He already made his choice because it's not even really a debate. He's here and he's staying here for the rest of his career. And it will be the smartest thing he ever did.

hoopfanjd31
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And its also a stupid statement because Dallas isn't exactly as "small town." Its no LA, but its still the 9th largest city in the U.S. So, although my only time in Dallas has been during airport layovers, I seriously doubt its much different from LA in terms of how prevalent "family values" are.

cleepers
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Chris Paul has a son who will be 4-years-old this time next year.

As a parent, where would you want your kid educated... the $50,000 per year Beverly Hills private academy who hire the finest teachers in the world, or in Texas, where science class consists of reading Genesis?

CP3Best
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Who was that guy that said Mavs could get CP3 by trading Nick Collison and Marion? I almost pised my pants from laughing not at the stupidity of the trade but at the stupidity of the writer that doesn't even know Collison's name!

tense2
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That's friggin funny Cleepers and unfortunately true.....Yeeha!!

MrB
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Darren, Nick its the same Collison right? J/K

CapsNClips
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To be fair Darren and Nick Collison look almost identical. LOL Haha what an idiot.

CP3Best
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What in the F are you talking about Nick is a huge white center while Darren is a small african-american pg! They look as identical as CTB and LTB!

Voyeur
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Obviously, people think the Clippers can't have nice things.

Grillinnap
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Darren Collison is a Guyanese American, to be more specific. You wouldn't call a Dominican American African American, would you? Or Jamaican American.

cleepers
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Yeah, I thought they were brothers.

Turns out that Darren is a brother, but Nick is not. Yellow_Flash_Colorz_PDT_04

CP3Best
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Turns out Nick is a brother but Darren isn't!

CapsNClips
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Next are you guys going to tell me J.R. Smith and Jason Smith aren't brothers? Sometimes I can't even tell them apart.

cleepers
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Good grief.

Can somebody please show the mascot how to use Google.

CapsNClips
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cleepers wrote:
CP3Best wrote:
Turns out Nick is a brother but Darren isn't!

Good grief.

Can somebody please show the mascot how to use Google.

But, if he learns google than who will be the Mascot?

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CP3Best
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CapsNClips wrote:
cleepers wrote:
CP3Best wrote:
Turns out Nick is a brother but Darren isn't!

Good grief.

Can somebody please show the mascot how to use Google.

But, if he learns google than who will be the Mascot?

What's you problem, Nick is a brother except he's too tall! Darren ain't a brother of mine!

Amnesty_David_Stern
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I'd LOVE to see 6'10" Nick Collison play PG.

CP3Best
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Poor dude would trip over the ball!

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How the hell can you become a contributor for BR?

  1. Be a Laker fan

  2. Be a Laker fan

  3. Be a Laker fan

  4. Be a Laker fan

  5. Hate the Clippers

FightOnRon
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Hey guys,,don't vote this lower or I won't be able to post an article anymore,,,you realize you're banning the poster,,not the writer

FightOnRon
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you forgot graduating the 4th grade

CP3Best
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WHat's BR, Banana Replubic?

cleepers
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SMH. Thumbs down only if it's a stupid thread, not because you don't like the subject or news. I'll bump it, Ron.

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Thumbed it up, Ron!

david
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Ron- if there's a link in the opening post, the system presumes that the topic at hand is from an external source, so no matter how many thumbs down the thread gets, you're safe. Plus, you have way more reps than the 2 minimum, so even if you didn't include a link, you'd be fine.

Here's my post on how it works:

http://clippers.topbuzz.com/PNphpBB2-vi ... -8615.html

cleepers
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^ Good info. Thanks, David.

FightOnRon
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david wrote:
FightOnRon wrote:
Hey guys,,don't vote this lower or I won't be able to post an article anymore,,,you realize you're banning the poster,,not the writer

Ron- if there's a link in the opening post, the system presumes that the topic at hand is from an external source, so no matter how many thumbs down the thread gets, you're safe. Plus, you have way more reps than the 2 minimum, so even if you didn't include a link, you'd be fine.

Here's my post on how it works:

http://clippers.topbuzz.com/PNphpBB2-vi ... -8615.html

Thanks David. I know a lot of time we want to shoot the messenger, not the message, and we have to remember as you said,,if it is someone else that wrote the article and their is a link the messenger should be given a pardon but the pardon is built in !

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