HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: You have your answer to why the Los Angeles Clippers are, well, the Los Angeles Clippers.
Instead of rebuilding through the draft, instead of developing those draft picks by providing legitimate mentors, instead of operating with a sense of sanity and purpose, instead of doing what’s right, they do this.
The Clippers – after striking out on every major free agent, which was as predictable as full time party girl and part time actress Lindsay Lohan ending up in the slammer – are desperate.
They’ve reached out to a desperate, past-his prime veteran. They’ve invited Tracy McGrady for a tryout.
Let’s be real. He’s not that McGrady. He’s not an All-Star. He’s not dominating on offense. And he’s not the guy we once compared to Kobe Bryant.
He hasn’t been for years. So wipe those romanticized memories of T-Mac from your mind.
Face reality: he’s injury prone, especially after coming off micro-fracture surgery; he wasn’t good enough for the Rockets or lowly Knicks; he’s become irrelevant, surviving off his name.
McGrady makes little sense for the Clippers. They must build around their youngsters. Not flirt with a superstar who is hanging on and, if he made the team, would demand first option status.
Of course, these shenanigans are par for the course with the Clippers. And it’s why they’ll always be second fiddle in their city, and a league laughingstock.
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