NBA Reality Index: Yup, the Clippers are legit

The Clippers became the first team to 10 wins this week, getting there in 11 tries on the back of a seven-game winning streak. This is unfamiliar territory for the Clips. Their best start in the Chris Paul era was 8-3 back in 2012-13. L.A. has been very good for five years, but that hasn’t usually translated in the Clippers storming the gates. They usually Dante Exum Authentic Womens Jersey make up ground on the back end of the season.

“It had to hurt when they lost LeBron. That was definitely a slap in the face. But there were a lot of little things that came out of that. When LeBron was playing with the Heat, they went to Cleveland and he wanted to spend the night. They don’t do overnights. Teams just don’t. So now (coach Erik) Spoelstra has to text Riley and say, ‘What do I do in this situation?’ And Pat, who has iron-fist rules, answers, ‘You are on the plane, you are with this team.’ You can’t hold up the whole team because you and your mom and your posse want to spend an extra night in Cleveland.”

“I always thought Pat had this really nice vibe with his guys. But something happened there where it broke down. I do know LeBron likes special treatment. He needs things his way.”
LeBron’s business manager, Maverick Carter, was the first to take exception to Jackson’s loose usage of the word “posse.”

“To use that label, and if you go and read the definition of what the word ‘posse’ is, it’s not what I’ve built over my career,” he said, via Sporting News’ Jordan Heck. “It’s not what I stand for. It’s not what my family stands for. And I believe the only reason he used that word is because it’s young African-Americans trying to make a difference.”

Jackson’s franchise player and James’ close friend Carmelo Anthony also agreed the Derrick Favors Authentic Womens Jersey word “posse” has a negative connotation to it, saying he’d “never want to hear that word about” him and his family.

This isn’t a fluke. L.A. was No. 6 and No. 5 in those categories respectively last season despite Griffin’s long injury absence. The Clippers are a proven commodity and they are performing better than ever.

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