Welcome To The Big Show - Clippers #3

Posted by: jamfan on 11/21/2005 - 11:42 AM

JamFan - I was criticized by a few when I put out my predictions in TopBuzz right before the beginning of the season, on which teams would make the Western Conference Playoffs. I had the Clippers as the #3 seed, and I was accused of being a homer, and worse. At that time, most of the pundits out there still had the Clips down deep in their power rankings and still making fun of them.

What a diffence 11 games makes. They have continued to rise in everyone's power rankings and they are not making fun of us anymore. Mark Heisler's new power rankings were published in the LA Times, and he now has the Clippers at #3 overall behind San Antonio and Detroit, and ahead of Cleveland, Dallas, Miami, and Indiana. Welcome to the big time. The Lakers are at a generous #17.

I'm shocked personally. I'm afraid someone will pinch me and I will wake up from this dream. Already, when the Clippers win we are all starting to go....ho hum....another win.

The Clippers have already been crowned the Kings of LA. With the win last Friday over the Lakers there is no doubt. The Clippers have to many weapons that are effective every night. The Lakers weaknesses are now exposed for all to see. If Kupcake doesn't do something soon, the fans will slip slowly away, to Clippers games.

There is only one more thing that needs to happen for the Clippers to truely own LA. That is for Jack Nicholson to show up at courtside for the Clipper's next home game. Welcome to the Big Show...Jack! JamFan

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Re: Welcome To The Big Show - Clippers #3
by Cueball on 11/21/2005 - 01:00 PM

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I'm just as excited...and i love seeing all the stiffs at ESPN, etc. who dogged the Clipps for making the moves they made (Chad Ford), change their stances in 2 weeks. But let's be realistic. IN order to get the 3 seed, they'll have to hold off perennial playoff teams. I dont think they'll be able to do that unless Livingston comes back in a big way. At this point, i'd be willing to settle for a 6 or 7 seed and surprise somebody in the playoffs. Remember, experience matters-- and only SAM & Cutino have any of it.

Re: Welcome To The Big Show - Clippers #3
by JamFan on 11/21/2005 - 02:04 PM

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You are right, Cueball. Finishing as the #3 seed if fine, but there is nothing wrong with being in the middle of the pack. In the first round you meet other middle seed teams. Bad is finishing 7 or 8 because you have to meet San Antonio or the #2 seed in the first round. It's harder to advance. JamFan

Re: Welcome To The Big Show - Clippers #3
by LAC_12 on 11/21/2005 - 09:32 PM

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Ey jamfan,
i respect you much, but i don't like people that like both lakers and clippers. Its like liking USC and UCLA same time, but thats in intself for you. All i say, ask, get the laker advertisement out of THIS SITE. Its disgraceful! The one under corey maggette that advertises lakers topbuzz! forge them. Lakers suck.

Re: Welcome To The Big Show - Clippers #3
by david on 11/21/2005 - 10:15 PM

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Actually I'm the one who put the link up- it's more because that both sites are related (LA NBA basketball teams). Of course I'm a huge Clipper fan but I do respect Laker fans out there so Lakers Topbuzz is a resource for them. If you notice that on that site there is a link back here too :-).

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