. Ironically the Jazz and Suns was the easiest cakewalk to the finals and we won't even get that chance. Thanks Ty Lue for throwing the last 2 games! Great job!!Quake Griffin wrote:I don't even view it as defeatism.
Unless the Clippers come back and win the championship, this is just realism. They don't look like a team poised to win a championship and nothing about their culture over the last 2 seasons suggests that they are gearing up to be a championship level team.
I will gladly wear egg on my face if this team comes back to win a ring. Put it on there for me...please.
Does tanking for playoff seeding look like what a championship contender does?
Does losing 3 home games in the playoffs look like what a championship contender does?
Does choking in big moments during the last two seasons look like what a championship contender does?
There has been one 4 seed in our league history to win a ring (69 Celtics). There is one 6 seed (95 Rockets). Three 3 seeds (2011 mavs, 1973 Knicks, 2004 Pistons).
With this in mind, you'd think a championship level team would understand, championship runs are usually runs made by the 1 or 2 seed in their conference.
Clippers? Meh, even though our franchise has never had the one seed, let's arrogantly pretend we're strong minded enough to do this whole thing from the 4 seed. Does that look championship level to you?
We deserve a 60+ win season.
A #1 seed.
An easy 1st round sweep or 5 game series.
And AT LEAST a trip to the CF.
Every other franchise can backdoor their way to a conference finals. The freaking Timberwolves have been to the CF. The Memphis Grizzlies have made a damn CF. Wtf.
We're not winning a ring We'll be lucky to win game 6.
And we had a VERY clear chance at the 1 seed but thanks to that awful stretch of games with __ starting with the Pelicans game, we lost that chance and instead boxed ourselves in to throwing the last 2 games.