So, what’s the problem here? Should we just blame Paul for not having the clutch gene and call it a day? Well, it’s a little bit more complicated than that.
Let’s travel back in time to when Paul first joined the Clippers and figured out what went wrong in each postseason. (If that’s not your thing, again, just yell CP3 is a choke artist! and enjoy your angry walk home.)
2012: Paul was traded to the Clippers on Dec. 14, 2011, effectively creating the Lob City moniker. The Clippers finished 40-26 in a lockout-shortened season, marking their first season above .500 since the 2005-06 Clippers led by Elton Brand went 47-35. What some may forget is LA’s foray into the playoffs began on a high note. The Clippers completed the largest comeback in playoff history (26 points, later tied by this year’s Cavs against the Pacers) to beat the Grizzlies in Game 1 of their first-round series. They Blue Jays Cheap Jerseys took down Memphis in seven games to advance to the conference semifinals before being swept by the Spurs.
A dorm room at UCLA once housed two future stars of the NBA: Kevin Love and Russell Westbrook.
While the two got along with one another, there was one issue that caused arguments throughout their residency. Appearing in Thursday’s episode of First We Feast’s Hot Ones Love explained how he and Westbrook would often battle over the thermostat.
We had thermostat battles, Love said. He was doing 74, 75 degrees, wake Buy Cheap Jerseys Online up in the middle of the night, turn that thermostat up. And for me, I’m like 68 [degrees]. But, you know, that little bit of heat really makes a difference.
For me, I was very responsive to [the heat]. I’d wake up in the middle of the night, sweating, couldn’t get any sleep.
They probably compromised at times, but that’s a pretty significant difference when it comes to a thermostat, so these two probably fought about this for as long as they were roommates.