While the Clippers seem hot at the moment after aquiring CP3 and having a ton of talent in Blake Griffin, this isn't the first time they looked like they where ready to turn it around, only to have things crumble apart for the step-child of LA basketball. Check out this song by Ryan Parker that highlights the team's low-lights.
And here is the BeerMug breakdown of the just how ****** the Clips have been in the draft since the lotto started in 1985:
Benoit Benjamin is an Draft Bust O.G. 1985: Clips pick Benoit Benjamin, C, Creighton (3rd overall) - Could've had: Karl Malone.
1986: Clips traded thier first rounder to Cleveland for Kobe's dad Jellybean Bryant. The Cavs took Brad Daugherty with the pick.
1987: Clips pick Reggie Williams, G/F, Georgetown (4th) - Could've had: Scottie Pippen.
1988: Clips pick Danny Manning, F, Kansas (1st) - Could've had: Mitch Richmond.
1989: Clips pick Danny Ferry, F, Duke (2nd) - Could've had: Glen Rice.
1990: Clips pick Bo Kimble, G, Loyola Marymount (8th) - Could've had: Toni Kukoc.
1991: Clips trade the ninth pick to Hawks for Doc Rivers. Hawks select Stacey Augmon it.
The Candy Man Couldn't!1992: No lottery pick.
1993: No lottery pick.
1994: Lamond Murray, F, Cal (7th) - Could've had Eddie Jones.
1995: Clips pick Antonio McDyess, F, Alabama (2nd). Then trade him ans Randy Woods to Nuggets for Rodney Rogers and the rights to Brent Barry (15th pick).
1996: Clips pick Lorenzen Wright, F/C, Memphis (7th) - Could've had Kobe ******* Bryant.
1997: No lottery pick.
1998: Clips pick Michael Olowokandi, C, Pacific (1st) - Could've had Dirk Nowitzki.
1999: Clips pick Lamar Odom, F, Rhode Island (4th) - Couldv'e had Shawn Marion.
2000: Clips pick Darius Miles, F, East Saint Louis (Ill.) High School (3rd) and Keyon Dooling, G, Missouri (10th) - Could've had Michael Redd.
2001: Clips pick Tyson Chandler, C, Dominguez High School, Compton, Calif. (2nd) and trade him to Bulls for Elton Brand. They could've had Pau Gasol
2002: Clips pick Chris Wilcox, F, Maryland (8th) and Melvin Ely, C, Fresno State (12th) - They could've picked Tayshaun Prince and Carlos Boozer.
"**** the dress code! Lets lose every game!"2003: Clips pick Chris Kaman, C, Central Michigan (6th) - Could've had David West.
2004: Clips pick Shaun Livingston, G, Peoria (Ill.) Central High School (3rd) - They couldv'e had Devin Harris
2005: Clips pick Yaroslav Korolev, F, Russia (12th) - Could've had Danny Granger.
2006: Clips make the Playoffs!! No lottery pick!
2007: Clips pick Al Thornton, F, Florida State (14th)
2008: Clips pick Eric Gordon, G, Indiana (7th).
2010: Clips pick Blake Griffin, F, Oklahoma (1st).
2011: New Hornets scrub Al-Farouq Aminu!
This pic of Shaun Livingston's knee sums up the Clippers' existence
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