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