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Clippers Do a Little Spring Cleaning

ruben patterson onthebuzzer.comAlright, I just needed a reason to put this picture up. The first right move the Los Angeles Clippers have made all year.  On Thursday, they waived F Ruben Patterson.  The self-proclaimed “Kobe Stopper” has averaged 5 points and 3 boards all year in limited action.  Looks like he’s also a Ruben stopper as well. I’m glad this guy is off the team.  He wasn’t a good fit for a team that was actually filled with a bunch of good guys.  You don’t need one bad apple to ruin the bunch.  I’m sure the Rube will get picked up by some team in need of, hmmmm…., ball/towel boy?

December 14, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , | 1 Comment

This Clipper is Sinking

onthebuzzer.com los angeles clippersAfter a hot start (4-0) to the 2007-08 season, the Clippers have lost their last 4 of 5 games and have a record of 5-4. Now this might be good enough for the Eastern Conference but it’s not cutting it in the West. On Saturday night, the Clips dropped another game, this time to the struggling Chicago Bulls, at Staples. A lot of people, including some guys at ONTHEBUZZER, wrongly believe that the Clippers have a chance to make some noise in the West. Everybody take a deep breath, because I’m about to spit some truth right now: the Clippers suck, and here are 5 reasons why:

  1. Chris Kaman: I know, he’s having a great year, but it’s Chris Kaman for heaven’s sake.
  2. Ruben Patterson: that was a bad sign. You only face Kobe 4 times a year, what do the Clips do with him for the other 78 games?
  3. Sam Cassell: time for grandpa to hit the media booth.
  4. Al Thornton: the rookie has been a bust so far.
  5. Elton Brand: no Brand = no chance.

* honorable mention goes out to Mike Dunleavy (born loser) and Tim Thomas (now that was a great sign)
I wonder how good the Clippers would be if they traded for Allen Iverson last year? Oh well, who needs him, we got Shaun Livingston.

November 18, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Clipper Stopper

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse for the Los Angeles Clippers… On Thursday, 8/30, the Clippers signed the one and only self-proclaimed Kobe stopper, (drumroll please) Ruben Patterson. Why or Why??? First Shaun Livingston goes down (which some might consider a plus), and then Elton Brand for the most part of next season. What does Elgin Baylor do to remedy the situation; “fill” the position with a talentless, registered sex offender who can’t shoot or dribble but has limited Kobe to an avg. of 30 points during each of their head to head contests. After careful review, I figured out the logic to this madness; Baylor’s trying to outdo Kupchak and earn the title of worse GM in the league.

The Clippers are headed down a familiar path and someone needs to flip a bitch quick. They’ve already made a long term committment to Kaman, whose 10.1 ppg and 7.8 rpg are worth every penny of that 5-year, $52.5 million contract extension. The loss of Livingston, his 6’7, 182 lbs overrated frame and an aging Cassell leaves them without a true PG. How the “Rube” fits into the puzzle is mindboggling to me. Add that to the Clippers’ other additions as of late (i.e. Aaron Williams, Tim Thomas, Cat Mobley), I’m reminded of the Clippers of old. The good old days, worse records in the league and disappointing #1 draft picks. AHHHHHHH, I miss you Lorenzen Wright, Mo’ Taylor, Olowokandi, and Darius Miles. I feel a sense of nostalgia and find myself holding back tears, I mean, wait a minute, there’s something in my eye, I gotta go..

August 31, 2007 Posted by | Ara, NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , | 1 Comment