The Los Angeles Clippers in 2013-14
The Los Angeles Clippers are having a fine 2013-14 season, looking like one
of the best teams in the Western Conference. The Clippers had a big offseason, landing head coach Doc Rivers in a deal with
the Boston Celtics. Rivers led the Celtics to a championship in his time in Boston, and the Clippers organization is hoping
that he can do the same in Los Angeles this season. The team also acquired two veterans in a trade by sending away young guard
Eric Bledsoe, landing Jared Dudley and J.J. Redick. The team is hoping that such role players can help support star players
Chris Paul and Blake Griffin for a deep playoff run. Paul is generally considered to be the best point guard in the NBA, and
fans love to come out to the Staples Center to see this maestro conduct the offense with complete control on the court. Griffin
wows those in attendance by jumping out of the gym on some of his most thunderous dunks, and is having his best season as
The Western Conference is extremely competitive, and even though the Clippers are certainly a contender to represent
the West in the NBA Finals there are plenty of teams that could take them down. With clubs like the San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma
City Thunder and Houston Rockets lurking out West, it won't be an easy road to the Finals this season. The Clippers will likely
have to face at least one of these three powerhouses if they're going to make a run in the playoffs, but they have the firepower
to get the job done. This could be a historic season for the Clippers, and if they can make it to the playoffs the most dedicated
fans will make sure they're there at the Staples Center to support their favorite team.
The Experience of a Los
Angeles Clippers Playoff Game
Being there in person at a Los Angeles Clippers playoff game come tip-off is an experience
that every basketball fan should experience at least one time. The Staples Center as an awesome venue at which to catch a
game, as many fans of the National Basketball Association have come to know over the years. Fans pack into the arena for each
and every home postseason game to see the action-packed play that the NBA has become known for. You can be there to see what
it's all about when you head to a game this season. It doesn't get any better than being there when Blake Griffin throws down
a dunk that makes the entire crowd explode with excitement.
Los Angeles Clippers Trivia
How did the Los
Angeles Clippers land point guard Chris Paul?
The Clippers landed Paul in a trade with the then-New Orleans Hornets,
who have since changed their name to the New Orleans Pelicans. Los Angeles gave New Orleans a package centered around guard
Eric Gordon, landing them one of the best players in the National Basketball Association. The trade completely changed the
course of Clippers history. However, this deal was the second trade that the Hornets had agreed to that involved Paul. Shortly
before the deal with the Clippers, the Hornets had a deal in place to send the star point guard to the Los Angeles Lakers.
However, the trade was ultimately not approved by the league and negotiations broke down. It was one of the oddest scenarios
in NBA trade history.
Los Angeles Clippers Postseason History
The Los Angeles Clippers have had some memorable
playoff moments over the years, and the team looks to be a real contender in the Western Conference yet again. That has a
lot of people excited about the team, and playoff games are always well-attended. The Clippers first made the postseason back
in the 1973-74 season and they won their first playoff series before being eliminated by the Boston Celtics. The following
season the Clippers would return to the playoffs led by NBA Most Valuable Player Bob McAdoo, and again the next season. The
team has failed to advance past the Conference Semifinals to date, but that is something that the Clippers are looking to
change as soon as this season.
Los Angeles Clippers Fans
Fans of the Los Angeles Clippers are known for
supporting the team through thick and thin, but they obviously prefer to attend games when the team is winning. That is certainly
the case these days with players like Chris Paul and Blake Griffin donning Clipper uniforms, and fans pack into the Staples
Center for each and every home game. Once the playoffs roll around, though, things get taken to the next level, and the demand
for tickets to games skyrockets. The Clippers are sure to see a great home crowd the next time they take the court in the