That’s the message right there, plain and simple. The Los Angeles Clippers have their newfound greatness and are looking to become a dynasty because of that Chris Paul acquisition a few years ago. Since then, the Clippers have sold out countless games, and are the new talk of LA.
Angering, isn’t it? For years, the Clippers were regarded as “that other team”. The one that is the sister to the Los Angeles Lakers, who was one of the best teams in the NBA. Now, however, the tides have turned, and LA fans are slowly switching sides. It’s great the Clippers have fans, yes, but why do they have to switch? All of us real Clipper fans remember that faithful year in 2005 when the Clippers, led by Cuttino Mobley, stormed into the playoffs and made quite some noise.
All of those fans were noisy and boisterous. As the Clippers entered the time of rebuilding, however, the fans disappeared quickly, and then suddenly came back when the Clippers became good again. That’s what angers me the most.
If you’re going to be a fan of the Clippers, or for any team for that matter, then stick with your team for the good and the bad, the joyous and the ugly. Is that too much to ask? True satisfaction will only come when the team that you actually care about is winning basketball games. Until you bandwagon fans realize that, you will never be truly satisfied when your ‘team’ wins.
The message will be taken lightly, and not seen by many people at all. When the Clippers once again re-enter the rebuilding phase, a lot of the “faithfuls” will disappear, and then re-enter the scene when the Clippers are good. Many of us remember the good old days, when the arena was half full. Now, there’s a lot of new faces who came in just because CP3 entered the scene.
Bandwagon, bandwagon, bandwagon. And that’s never going to change.