MMPG: Team of the Weak
Los Angeles Clippers
The Los Angeles Clippers have lost five in a row -- the fourth losing streak of five or more games this season -- after falling to a decimated Indiana Pacers team on Saturday, which only adds to the stench that has surrounded the team all season. This has been another troubling campaign in Clipper Land, with former General Manager Elgin Baylor suing owner Donald Sterling alleging racial and age discrimination and Baron Davis sporting a constant frown with his patented beard.
Last week, the Clippers once again made headlines for all of the wrong reasons. They opened the week with an embarrassing, 28-point home loss against the San Antonio Spurs, who happen to be a pretty good team. But after the game, Sterling was so upset that he went on a tirade about his team's lack of effort, while simultaneously backing Coach and General Manager Mike Dunleavy. Sterling threatened to trade all of the players, and according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer told second-year forward Al Thornton that he was the most selfish player he had ever seen. Strong words, considering this is the Clippers we're talking about.
So how did the Clippers respond to the words of their owner? They went out and lost by 23 points to a Memphis Grizzlies team that was playing on the second end of back-to-back games, was on a eight-game losing streak and had just three road wins all season. Sterling hasn't had much success as an NBA owner, but he doesn't appear to have much of future as a motivational speaker, either.
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