LOS ANGELES -- A case could be made that the other basketball team in Los Angeles, the one that did not rock the NBA with its blockbuster deals last summer, did not blow out its coach five games into the season, and does not generally operate as if exists under a big top, is actually the one worth watching.
No, really watching.
The Lakers are masters at collecting talent, headlines -- and in past iterations, championships -- but watching them play can sometimes requires effort.
Watch the Clippers, on the other hand, and you never know what you might see.
Jamal Crawford, the newly acquired sixth man, is well on his way to compiling a mix tape of defenders he's clowned -- making Rudy Gay fall down, turning Metta World Peace inside and out, and nutmegging Nando De Colo.
When DeAndre Jordan threw down a one-handed rebound dunk, he jumped so high that his foot clipped the net as he began to fall.
Then on Wednesday night, Eric Bledsoe, the defensive dynamo of a guard, blocked a d...