But L.A. lost thrice in the first round and thrice during the second round in that span.
Griffin, via Alex Wong of Yahoo Sports:
“We ultimately didn’t accomplish anything,” Griffin says. “In sports, that’s how you get measured… If they succeed, they’ll be the ones who really turned the franchise around and actually solidify them as not the same franchise that it was back in the day.”
I get why Griffin feels that way. He’s a competitor chasing a championship.
But I disagree and wish our discourse won’t so title-or-bust.
Those Clippers teams were very good. Particularly for the Donald Sterling-owned franchise. This was the best era in franchise history.
They were the last team to beat the Warriors in a playoff series before Golden State turned into a dynasty. They beat the Spurs in a series that was too good to belong in the first round. They won a lot of games.
Did they accomplish as much as they could have? No. Did they accomplish as much as they should have? Probably not. That blown 3-1 lead against the Rockets in 2015 will live in infamy.
But we should still appreciate what the Clippers did. It was far more than nothing.