Dude, you keep making my point for me.....yeah, they're lightyears better...yeah, they're competitive in the division and the west...but their players and fans act like they're the goddamn 1 seed when they're not even the 1 seed in their division. They're getting there, but they are most certainly NOT there. Prime example of a young up and coming team that is hard not to get behind: OKC. I can't hate on them. They're legit...and when they were up and coming, they didn't pull the crap that LAC pulls. I WANT to like the Clippers, but they make it difficult. A little bit of humility from their best player could go a long way. (Oh, and the team can't help this but Ralph Lawler and the color guy are the most annoying homers I've ever heard. Not so much the Lakers' play by play guy, but i've always admired Stu Lantz for calling it like it is during games) And you say my point is moot because others agree with you.....so what...OTHERS agree with me.