The Los Angeles Clippers are set to make their first trip to the postseason in six years. And unlike most new entrants, the Clips have the talent to make a deep run on their maiden voyage.
Built on the backs of two All-Star starters, the Clippers have shaped their roster into a winner—something that L.A.'s second team is certainly not used to.
There are still many doubters out there, though. The Clips are dismissed as title contenders because of the name scrawled across the front of their jerseys.
But this is a new day in Clippers Nation. Chris Paul brought more than his immeasurable leadership and sublime skills to this squad.
He brought hope.
Here are four reasons why you might just see the Clippers in the Western Conference Finals this season.