Clippers vs. Spurs: Comic Offers Perfect Breakdown of NBA Playoff Teams

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterMay 16, 2012

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MAY 15:  Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs posts up against Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on May 15, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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The LA Clippers and Spurs have their differences. The only ones that matter are encompassed in a comic that had me LOL and teehee. I even found time to chuckle. 

Let's not beat around any NBA bushes and concede the Spurs are the cerebral artists, a group of seasoned vets that rarely make mental errors. 

We can also plainly see the Clippers are pure power, speed and electric dazzle. They lob like no men have ever lobed before. 

With that, I give you some genius found over at SportsGrid and illustrated by J.O. Applegate

Photo Credit: SportsGrid
Photo Credit: SportsGrid

It's as plain to see as a Blake Griffin flop. The Spurs are the professors of basketball while the Clippers are forced to play on talent alone. 

I know what you dozens of Clippers fans are thinking. That's not right, we have plenty of brain power and finesse, and we can be as cerebral as the next team.


All year we have seen sweet dunks and ridiculous lobs with very little regard given to forming, you know, a working half-court offense. 

I am all for highlight-reel athleticism, but there is just one hiccup to these things. I have said it once and will say it again.

Dunks don't win championships. 

The quiet team sipping coffee and mentally massacring every NBA team in the last month does. Chin up, Clippers faithful. You do have Vinny Del Negro leading the charge. He is smart enough to know what a time out is, and that's something.  

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