Nov 21, 2012; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Los Angeles Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro reacts during the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Vinnie Del Negro's pregame speech tonight against the T-Wolves

(Or at least what it SHOULD be.)

Fellas, I don’t need to tell you we’ve been playing like crap since we lost to OKC a week ago. I think the three games since have proven that emphatically.

Lots of folks are now doubting, even mocking us. “Same old Clippers,” they’re saying. Sports talk radio is even back on the old tired saying that we’re a cursed franchise.

But tonight we make a stand and tell them to go to hell.

Chauncey is back and it’s time to kick some asses, starting with the Timberwolves. I’ll say it here and loudly – this team doesn’t BELONG ON THE COURT WITH US. Anything less than a 20 point win is failure. I’ll say it again; if we don’t absolutely destroy this collection of bums, we have FAILED.

So for 48 minutes we beat them back into the D-league. Every loose ball is ours. Every shot they make is an insult. Every rebound we miss is a crime in our house. No attempts at the rim will go unchallenged. For 48 minutes we play as though we’re going to lose our heads in a game of Mayan soccer. That is the Clipper creed. We are Spartans and let  no man enter the key without penalty.

If we’re up by 10, I want us up by 20. If we’re up by 20, I want it doubled. There is no lead too big. We have a point to prove and it starts tonight. Beat them hard, beat them DOWN.

Tonight, Clipper Nation will expect victory and we will deliver – period. From here on out, will unleash hell on the NBA and we will justify our opponent’s fear by destroying them, team by team, player by player, fan by fan. We’ve given the league a taste, now we serve the meal.

Now get out there and bring the PAIN!!!

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