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HoopsHype ranks the top-50 Clippers of all-time

In what has become a yearly practice for HoopsHype.com, their roster of writers have once again ranked the top-50 Los Angeles Clippers of all-time.

Unlike the team across the hall, the Los Angeles Clippers don’t have a storied franchise who relied on some of the game’s best players in league history to catapult them to the top. Instead, Donald Sterling gave way to good players who underachieved, not because of talent reasons, but because of his inability to surround them with the right personnel to enhance their game.

Baron Davis.

Chris Kaman.

Elton Brand.

All of those guys, near elite talent at their position during their tenure with the Clippers, would’ve become world-beaters elsewhere. Instead, they haplessly carried dead weight on their backs on an annual basis because of their owners cheap ways. Just recently has that changed–Sterling paid the luxury tax for the first time in the franchise’s history. With the likes of Blake Griffin and Chris Paul on the roster, it seems that Sterling has just now realized this franchise has a legit chance at a championship, revoking his niggardly ways for the benefit of the team.

Of the current roster, only five appear on the list: Matt Barnes (47), Jamal Crawford (42), DeAndre Jordan (24), Chris Paul (5), and Blake Griffin (2).

Barnes and Crawford are in solid spots. They’ve been role players a bit past their primes during their tenure with the Clippers. With each playing well, they have a legit chance to move up this list as they finish out their contracts. There’s no doubt that Jordan will move up from 24th as he continues to learn under Doc Rivers and Blake/Paul, well, they’ve an opportunity to finish at first and second if the two continue to succeed as Clippers. A championship would be the icing on the cake.

Of course, you all are likely interested in HoopsHype placed in the top-10, so here is that group:

10. Chris Kaman
9. Loy Vaught
8. Ron Harper
7. Corey Maggette
6. Danny Manning
5. Chris Paul
4. Elton Brand
3. Randy Smith
2. Blake Griffin
1. Bob McAdoo

What do you all think of HoopsHype’s list? Let us know in the comment section.

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