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Griffin injury brings more misery to Clippers

Posted on: October 27, 2009 7:49 am
The NBA season tips off Tuesday night, but already something quite normal and expected has happened.

Something bad has happened to the Clippers.

The news that No. 1 overall pick Blake Griffin will miss up to six weeks with a broken left kneecap seriously dampens all the optimism that has surrounded the league's most star-crossed franchise. When the Clippers take the court Tuesday night against the Lakers, they'll not only have to watch their co-tenants in Staples Center receive their championship rings, but they'll have to do so without the player who has come to symbolize their potential resurgence.

Besides putting the brakes on the Clippers potential resurgence behind Griffin, the injury seriously opens up the rookie of the year race -- before a ball has even been dribbled yet. Going into the season, I predicted that Griffin would hold off a formidable challenge from Sacramento's Tyreke Evans to win the award for the league's best rookie. Now, all bets are off.

The question is, will the injury create a longer-term problem for the Clips? if you're wondering you someone misses only six weeks with a broken knee cap, it's apparently only a stress fracture; the Clippers have promised more info later Tuesday. But any way you look at it, this is a bad break for the Clips and a significant development in the race for rookie honors.

On my way to Cleveland, folks. Time to get the ball in the air.

Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: October 28, 2009 8:53 am

Griffin injury brings more misery to Clippers

That is another tough blow to the Clippers.  Hopefully Eric Gordon and the crew can win some while he is out and keep them in the running for a playoff spot.  I am starting to think that I am the jinx as I am a Raiders fan, IU Hoosier fan and now a Clippers fan and we all know those stories.

Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: October 27, 2009 12:37 pm

Griffin injury brings more misery to Clippers

I take back everything I said about there not being a jinx on the Clippers.  Clearly, there is; everyone with any talent who manages to find their way to the Clippers, despite the best efforts of managment, gets injured.  And not just a jammed finger, but KNEES ... always the knees ... Oy, vey ...

Since: Nov 27, 2008
Posted on: October 27, 2009 11:30 am

Griffin injury brings more misery to Clippers

I miss the jay leno jokes about the clippers. They made the playoffs in 05-06 season with a healty elton brand and cassell but that is old news and now without griffin they will be history.

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