2010 NBA Draft Results: LA Clippers Draft Steve Urkel

Jose SalviatiCorrespondent IIJune 25, 2010

NEW YORK - JUNE 24:  Al-Farouq Aminu stands with NBA Commisioner David Stern after being drafted eigth by The Los Angeles Clippers at Madison Square Garden on June 24, 2010 in New York City.  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 Al Bello/Getty Images)
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It's hard to be a Clipper fan.

Imagine following a team that takes two steps backward for every one step forward. A team without a coach, an actor for General Manager and an owner that gets as much respect as Tiger Woods at a NOW convention.

Soccer fans in America think they have it rough; no way Jose. Clipper fans have it worse; Clipper fans have it the roughest.

When word came out a few weeks ago that something good might happen, Clipper Nation just let out a collective sigh. They knew that the chances of David Geffen prying the Clippers away from Donald Sterling's greedy lil' paws were slim to none. Perez Hilton has a better chance getting invited to a Cyrus family dinner.

It's hard to be a Clipper fan.

First round draft picks are busts. When they seem like they can actually play, they get hurt. If the team manages to land a great player, they leave. It's just the Clipper way. The franchise seems to be allergic to success.

All this happens in the shadow of one of the greatest NBA franchises in the history of the Association.

It's hard to be a Clipper fan.

There had been lots of speculation about the Clippers 2010 pick in the NBA draft. When the team selected Al-Farouq Aminu no one was surprised. When we saw his picture this morning, more than a few were shocked.

The Clippers will suit up Chris Kaman, Eric Gordon, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, Baron Davis and Steve Urkel in 2010. Seriously, it's hard enough to root for this team as it is Al-Faroug Aminu.

Team President Andy Roeser chimed in, "Now you look at it and say we've got a player for every position. We've still got players to fill out with free agency coming and we are going to be very active."

Isn't that the Clipper way? Hey, lets get a player for every position then we can sell this as a basketball team and hope people don't look too close. Winning teams look to get really good players, maybe even great players, at every position, not just a piece to fill a gap.

Roesner said "very active" when it came to the upcoming free agency period. None other than LeBron James himself has said the Clippers are one free agent away from being a great team.

So, the Clippers must be active clearing more space like in Chicago? No. Um, they must be busy throwing lavish parties like in New York? No. They must be hosting parades downtown to convince the King to come? No. Well, there was a parade, but it was hosted by the longtime Clipper fan known as Clipper Darryl.

Seventy five people showed up.

It's hard to be a Clipper fan.


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