Oh the Clippers, they love to toy with their fans. We long-time Clipper fans and season ticket holders have learned how to separate potential from reality, promise from certainty, and what if from what is. We’ve learned the best way to deal with heartbreak is to never expect anything from our team. However, this year there's reason for optimism. So much optimism, in fact, that we're willing to get our hopes up and risk another heart-break.
This coming year, the playoffs are within reach, and talking about the Clippers as a contender will no longer get you laughed out of your local sports bar.
Here are 5 reasons why the Clippers are poised for their greatest season in history: