Los Angeles Clippers: 12 Things Clips Must Do to Build on the 2011-12 Season

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Los Angeles Clippers: 12 Things Clips Must Do to Build on the 2011-12 Season
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2011 was, by definition, the best season in the Los Angeles Clippers history.

They had their best winning percentage in the team's 42-year history, Blake Griffin was their first NBA second teamer since Elton Brand in 2006 and Chris Paul was their first NBA first teamer since Bob McAdoo in 1975 (back then the Clippers were the Buffalo Braves).

Needless to say, the Clippers didn't have to set the world on fire to break team records.

Since moving to Los Angeles in 1984, every time the Clippers made the playoffs (a whopping five times in 28 years), they failed to have a winning season the next year.

In the past, Clippers fans would have been content with this season and gone on living in mediocrity for the next decade.

Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are trying to change that culture of mediocrity that exists in Clipper Nation.

To build on the momentum they gathered in the 2011-12 season, the Clips are going to need to avoid their typical bone-headed ways and make the same kind of moves that got them to the Western Conference semifinals.

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