The world's a confusing place today; the Los Angeles Clippers are into the final eight of the NBA playoffs, following their victory last night over the Nuggets. It's the first playoff series win since they were the Buffalo Braves, almost 30 years ago.
As a Buzzsaw fan, we couldn't be happier for Clippers fans, who, we suspect, have absolutely no idea how to deal with success like this. Though we can't help but wonder what will happen if the Clippers end up playing the Lakers in the second round. It would be the ultimate insult, we think, to Clippers fans to have their most successful season in their history ... and have it end to the less-talented Lakers. So they better win.
But for now, it's happy time. As Clipper Blog puts it, "Breaking up this group would be like bulldozing a orphanage to make way for a Wal-Mart. Even this owner has a threshold for shame. It's low...but it exists. For this, we're eternally grateful. "
Stu Jackson, Please Explain [True Hoop]
(UPDATE: Bill Simmons is all over the Clips vs. Lakers idea.)