Most Fun Season Ever in the Last 7 Years!

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Most Fun Season Over Past 7 years?
yes
26%
 26%  [4]
no
73%
 73%  [11]
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jarca
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This has been the most fun season in the past 7 years. Forget the fact that we missed the playoff, at least we don't have CP hogging the ball anymore. We lost a lot of games but at least we are losing with so much fun! When i walk into the staple center the fans were insanely pumped. They are holding signs like "We want Boban" or "Lou for MVP.' I've never experienced this much electricity before. Even our last game against the Lakers, I had so much fun watching that. It's a meaningless game and we lost but again I loved the ball movement. Watching basketball games isn't about the final scores, it's about watching guys like Wallace and Thornwell develop! As long as the young guys are on the floor, the fun meter goes up instead of watching dinosaurs like CP and Pierce. This is the Clippers team that we all fell in love with! The lottery team! Just doesn't feel fun when there's high expectation for the team. It's better watching the Clippers when we just watch for fun! Lottery Clippers is the Only way to go for the Clippers. This way we only have to pay attention to the team right around February/March and then switch to March Madness to see who we will draft for the next season.

Go Clippers!

Team Fun!


clipper*joe
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Just in time for you to watch CP3 and your new team.


clippyclip
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votes: 11

I just voted yes, then realized it said SEVEN years, which is a no for me. The first couple of years of the CP3 era were really fun, and we had some insane playoff series - Memphis with the comeback, and the CP3 series winning shot over Duncan. If it was the last 3 years, then I'd say yeah.


cobra
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Maybe a one game this season but not the whole season. For me this is the season of heart ache. lol lol lol


SamMays
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Those first two seasons with Blake and CP3 were pretty damned great. Then beating San Antonio in the playoffs. That had to be the high point of the franchise's entire history.

Obviously, those seasons didn't end well, and there were frustrations about it, but the season ends well for only one team. Everyone else is back to figuring out how to improve for next year.

This season was an interesting one that offered a lot of hope for the future. The team was younger, hungrier, more fun to watch and, had injuries not killed us, might have been nearly as good as in previous years. Also, in losing CP3 and Blake, it showed the promise of a new direction with Ballmer taking full control. All that remains of the Sterling years is Doc Rivers (and 50% of his responsibilities have been cut) and DJ. And the handwriting is more than on the wall for both of them.

A new management team is in place and it seems to know what it's doing. This is an important off season, vital to the future of this franchise, and with West and company, we all seem to feel with have the braintrust in place to make the most of it. But potential and hope do not make for a most fun season ever. We have a ways to go to match those first two seasons with Blake and CP3.


realbull17
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Selected few games were fun but not the whole season. I had more fun at Ontario Clippers games especially the ones when Tyrone Wallace & CJ Williams was there. 😄


ClipperPostman
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Hell no. Lob city first 2 years were way more exciting then this season. When Blake could still jump through the roof.

Recent bias in full effect obviously. I’d say the last year or 2 of the cp3 was kinda painful when it was obvious the locker room was divided.

Other than that making the playoffs was way funner. Winning was way more fun. Having a top 3-5 offense was way more fun. Seeing guys get posterized was way more fun.


jarca
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clipper*joe wrote:
Just in time for you to watch CP3 and your new team.

You telling me you didn’t have fun?


clipper*joe
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Are people really answering this thread seriously? This is a troll thread for those that are pro-rebuild.


clipper*joe
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jarca wrote:
You telling me you didn’t have fun?

To answer your question seriously.I did enjoy rooting for the underdog in key stretches of the season. Much better than dreading the playoffs while KNOWING the team was going to underachieve.


Jerediscool
Clipper All-Star
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jarca wrote:
This is the Clippers team that we all fell in love with! The lottery team! Just doesn't feel fun when there's high expectation for the team. It's better watching the Clippers when we just watch for fun! Lottery Clippers is the Only way to go for the Clippers. This way we only have to pay attention to the team right around February/March and then switch to March Madness to see who we will draft!

Stop. Quit pretending to be a sports fan if you just like watching for funzies and seeing the little guys run around in your favorite colors. Being a sports fan is rooting for your team no matter what and hoping for success in the end. Success isn’t a high draft pick. It’s winning games. You’re an embarrassment and what’s wrong with the Clippers fan base.


clippers88
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Lol I hope this is sarcasm because this the most embarrassing pile of drivel I've seen from a supposed "fan". Saying that the Clippers are the most fun when they are a lottery team is idiotic. Lob City was incredible and were the most exciting team in basketball. The proceeding years of failure obviously dampened the locker room, but I'll take 50+ wins and playoffs every year, over the irrelevant and lottery bound mess we were ten years ago.


jarca
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clipper*joe wrote:
To answer your question seriously.I did enjoy rooting for the underdog in key stretches of the season. Much better than dreading the playoffs while KNOWING the team was going to underachieve.

Only in stretches? I had fun from opening night to last night. Party all year long!


jarca
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Jerediscool wrote:
Stop. Quit pretending to be a sports fan if you just like watching for funzies and seeing the little guys run around in your favorite colors. Being a sports fan is rooting for your team no matter what and hoping for success in the end. Success isn’t a high draft pick. It’s winning games. You’re an embarrassment and what’s wrong with the Clippers fan base.

But so many people were rooting for clippers to fail?


david
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It was fun seeing a group that moves the ball the way the coaching staff wanted. Fun players like Boban and Milos with his great passing, as well as Lou's and occasionally Austin's heroics, made things exciting. Montrezl has been a pleasure to watch as he is so good around the rim, and some of the youngsters have shown flashes of promise as well.

Ultimately, making the playoffs, that anxiety, the pressure, the sheer will and determination displayed by the players in those games- those were still more exhilarating to me, so I voted no.


Jerediscool
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jarca wrote:
But so many people were rooting for clippers to fail?

And they did. Keep rooting for failures and participation trophies.


bballman
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Jerediscool wrote:
And they did. Keep rooting for failures and participation trophies.
yeah. Losing is easy. Winning is harder and more rewarding.


bballman
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Repped High Quality Post

This thread is why Lakers fans make fun of us.


clipperboy24
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clipper*joe wrote:
Are people really answering this thread seriously? This is a troll thread for those that are pro-rebuild.

Haha, yes, but I don’t think most people realize that. Barca will be back on the bandwagon when we finally advance past the second round in 2 seasons Smile


toohipcliptoslip
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What I liked about this year was that it was more eqalitarian. In the past, it was "the Big Three, Jamal and the 'Also Runs". We've got a bunch of guys who are fun to watch, DJ, Boban, Trezz, Milos, Harris, Ty, Lou, Austin for better or worse. They all gave us a show.


Clemenza
Clipper All-Star
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It was great up until the Houston choke. It was pretty much over after that. We're still hearing/seeing residue til this day from that meltdown. This was the season we started to finally get back on track towards the future even tho it meant losing our star players.


SamMays
CNS MVP X2
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There is something fun about watching young, hungry, players, seeing how they develop and having the ability to add a potentially great piece through the draft. We had thirty years of that, though. And now we have it again, with greater upside because we have faith in management in the wake of Sterling. Still, I will take the 50 win seasons that many of us seem to find more frustrating than rewarding.


sz123456
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2016-17 wasn't very fun for sure. There were 2 seasons in there though where we were legitimate title contenders (top 4/5 team), and those were pretty thrilling. Still remember experiencing Clippers/Warriors Game 7 in-person--hands down greatest sporting event of my life.


A7XDreamTheaterClipps
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The 2001-2002 season, 2006 Season, The Spurs series, 17 game winning streak and CP's first year with the Clippers were the most fun I've ever had as a Clippers fan. The 2002-2003 season and the 2016-2017 season were the worst.


clipfan63
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ClipperPostman wrote:
Hell no. Lob city first 2 years were way more exciting then this season. When Blake could still jump through the roof.

Recent bias in full effect obviously. I’d say the last year or 2 of the cp3 was kinda painful when it was obvious the locker room was divided.

Other than that making the playoffs was way funner. Winning was way more fun. Having a top 3-5 offense was way more fun. Seeing guys get posterized was way more fun.

I agree completely, I like some of the new guys but our cursed luck with injuries made this the worst season since before we drafted Blake. Always more fun to make the playoffs, period. This season sucked any way you look at it, we gambled on some very injury prone players and lost big. Now we're sitting home just like the Lakers. The fact that there's no Clipper playoff games to watch while listening to all the NBA playoff hype sucks period, you can't sugar coat it. So now instead of looking forward to the playoffs we look forward to the summer and the draft. No, personally this was a season I'd just as soon forget.


clipfan63
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Double post.


A7XDreamTheaterClipps
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The thing I like about this season is that the Clippers shook off the "soft" label. Against the Lob City Clippers, you just have to be physical and find a way to punk them and they folded almost every time. This current team doesn't take **** as easily.


bballman
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A7XDreamTheaterClipps wrote:
The thing I like about this season is that the Clippers shook off the "soft" label. Against the Lob City Clippers, you just have to be physical and find a way to punk them and they folded almost every time. This current team doesn't take **** as easily.
That was just mostly Blake.


LAC_12
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Jerediscool wrote:
Stop. Quit pretending to be a sports fan if you just like watching for funzies and seeing the little guys run around in your favorite colors. Being a sports fan is rooting for your team no matter what and hoping for success in the end. Success isn’t a high draft pick. It’s winning games. You’re an embarrassment and what’s wrong with the Clippers fan base.

This is a bit harsh and almost aggressive... but I have to say I agree with the sentiment.

I am wondering about the psyche of Clipper fans... are they underdogs and want to be a dark horse every time?

As a sports fan, you watch and cheer the team to win games, to make the playoffs, to win more games and win a title.

I know it sounds stupid to break it down as simple as that... but we are not going to win with G league players. People can bitch or moan all they want about CP3 or BG or "big name players"...

But big name players are marquee because of their work on the court (most times.) Most times you need these big name players to bring success to the squad. Only Detroit had a team with non-megasuperstar (although I would argue that they were big time players) and were able to win it all.

I love watching good basketball, but we did not play great basketball this season. It was kind of exciting. But I would welcome megasuperstar talent here and would want to enter the playoffs as a top seed. I want this team to put up THE bannera. Like the pokemon theme song: I want to be the very best, like no one ever was.


LAC_12
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bballman wrote:
This thread is why Lakers fans make fun of us.

I fell out of my chair after reading this!!!


Agent0
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Last year was not so fun, too much time missed by both Paul and Blake, and then Blake getting injured again in the post-season was just a "here we go again" situation. Also the team wasn't the same, they weren't doing their locker room dance contest, they were overly serious and just too much pressure. The years before that though were a lot more fun. The Memphis series in 2012 game 1 was super fun. The bench squad in 12-13, they were killer, destroying opposing benches by just shutting them down. 13-14 was a great season when the team transitioned from the VDN offense, they looked beautiful on the court. 14-15 was really nice with Blake taking another step as a playmaker in the offense, they had a great offense with the starters, very nice ball movement, and really making up for their deficient of playmakers and essentially creating space on the floor. SA series win was amazing, but obviously ended in large disappointment vs Houston. 15-16 was actually also fun, Blake got injured which sucked, and there were a lot of issues with players and rotations, but Luc became a great addition and the defense after Luc was added was sick. That team won a lot of games on defense and that was with freaking Paul Pierce starting. Of course again the ending sucked with both Blake and CP going down, and Blake was never even healthy in that series anyways, but it was fun while it lasted.

This season has been fun for what it was. It's been nice to see the team find some good young prospects, basically what we wished we had been doing since 13-14, would have helped a lot. Winning and being in the post-season is obviously more fun though. Getting stars/superstars is one of the not so easy things to accomplish in the NBA if you aren't going to suck massively (and even then it isn't guaranteed), so the Clippers just have to figure out how to now do that again.


toohipcliptoslip
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I have a framed sign on my wall that says, "Clippers, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory." This is the first year that I didn't believe it.

Our G league players have not performed like G leaguers. They performed like legit NBA players in one year. We don't need much to move forward fast. We need two mega stars. We have a sane owner who will fork out cash. We have Jerry West. LA is a great place to live and we aren't booger eaters anymore. We have a bunch of hard working no nonsense journeymen players. (a healthy Gallo is a handfull). Dump AR and DJ and dump everybody not under contract except MAYBE Ty (but I prefer Thornwell) and sign Trezz. Dump Doc.

Not a bad place to be. We don't suck.


LAC_12
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toohipcliptoslip wrote:
I have a framed sign on my wall that says, "Clippers, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory." This is the first year that I didn't believe it.

Our G league players have not performed like G leaguers. They performed like legit NBA players in one year. We don't need much to move forward fast. We need two mega stars. We have a sane owner who will fork out cash. We have Jerry West. LA is a great place to live and we aren't booger eaters anymore. We have a bunch of hard working no nonsense journeymen players. (a healthy Gallo is a handfull). Dump AR and DJ and dump everybody not under contract except MAYBE Ty (but I prefer Thornwell) and sign Trezz. Dump Doc.

Not a bad place to be. We don't suck.

I don't need a lot of money to consider myself wealthy... I just need 200 million dollars... Not a bad place to be... I'm not poor.

Just trying to say that I agree with you, but landing two mega stars is not as easy as... we live in LA, and our owner is not a racist lunatic anymore (even though those are great points.) If memory serves, we had two megastars (well maybe more like 1.5) and things weren't gravy.

We need 2 megastars that gel with one another and compliment one another, as well as the supporting cast. And besides two megastars we most likely will need an all star as well to be able to hang with the Warriors in a 7 game series.

It is not just about making it to the playoffs, it is not just about making it into the conference finals... CLIPPER FANS need to start thinking bigger.

Hence why you used the perfect word... MEGA-stars.


A7XDreamTheaterClipps
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bballman wrote:
That was just mostly Blake.

I though the Clippers had a ton of toughness before the trade, and I'm on team "good riddance, Blake."


LAC_12
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A7XDreamTheaterClipps wrote:
I though the Clippers had a ton of toughness before the trade, and I'm on team "good riddance, Blake."

So you think we were tough, but that we were mislabeled as soft... and now, even though we are not inherently tougher, we've broken off the "soft" label?

I am confused as your comments seem to say opposing things. But that ^ is the best way I can understand both comments....


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