Kawhi Leonard and Paul George teamed up together for the biggest free agent/trade move of 2019. But the Clippers don’t yet have much to show.
There hasn’t been much for Clippers fans to rejoice about since September 2020. All they’ve heard is slander for their players, and half of their own comments are slanderous to their squad.
This needs to change, and change fast, if owner Steve Ballmer is to be kept content and engaged as an NBA team owner. Ballmer has the deepest pockets of any owner in the NBA. There may come a point when he won’t care about paying exorbitant luxury taxes in pursuit of a title.
But till that time, this current squad will bear the brunt of remarks mocking their meltdown last year. They didn’t do much to change that impression in Game 1 of their series against the Mavericks either.
Kawhi, Paul George and Marcus Morris, who’re considered the Clippers’ best scorers, couldn’t hit a barn door with a bazooka from 3-point range on Saturday. The trio finished 3-of-20 combined from downtown.
Reggie Miller mocks Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Clippers ahead of Game 2
Pacers legend and TNT announcer Reggie Miller was recently on the Dan Patrick Show. The 56-year-old spoke about the state of the current NBA at length, and one of the teams that came up in the conversation were the LA Clippers.
Miller went all in on Kawhi Leonard and Paul George especially, while acknowledging the immense pressure they’re under:
“They have that Clipper curse. And he’s given him that nickname ‘Playoff P’. And the first half, he was non-existent, and Paul George, he came alive a little bit in the second half.”
“Look there will always be pressure on the Clippers because their cross-town rivals are the Lakers, and they have won championships. You go out and get Kawhi and get PG, you go out and get Serge Ibaka… I thought the Lakers and the Clippers were the two best teams in the West.”