Fox Sports- Here's what 2014-15 Clippers backup big man Glen "Big Baby" Davis had to say to CBS Sports Radio regarding what he thought would've happened had the Clips gotten to the Western Conference Finals to play Golden State, via CBS Sports:
"We would’ve beat Golden State. We would’ve beat Golden State. And I think the reason why is because Blake Griffin. Who’s going to guard Blake Griffin? You got these little 4s, range-shooting 4s. Blake’s 6-9. He’s a true power forward. And then also, he can play around the perimeter. It’s hard to stop that when you’re playing small ball."
Woulda. Coulda. Shoulda. Hey, Big Baby, I love the optimism. I actually had the same line of thinking. Literally could have written this exact quote word for word right after game 4 of the Clippers/Rockets series. Hell, I could have written it after the first three quarters of game 5. You know, before the Clippers blew a golden (no pun intended) opportunity to make history and began an epic three game collapse. The Clippers team that battled back from being down in the series twice to beat the Spurs in one of the best game 7's of all time? Yeah, they could have beaten the Warriors. The Clippers team that absolutely decimated the Houston Rockets in 3 out of the first 4 games of the series despite playing without Chris Paul for a couple games? Yeah, they probably could have beaten the Warriors. The Clippers team that let Josh Smith, Corey Brewer, Jason Terry, and Pablo Prigioni drive a stake into the heart of their dream season? Wellllll, not so much. I don't care if Blake Griffin was 7'4 and had fucking wings, the team that I watched meltdown physically and emotionally was not beating a 67 win team of any kind. The last 9 quarters of basketball that I watched the Clippers play this past season they couldn't have beaten the Warriors in wall ball, never mind small ball.
Hell of a time for this statement too. Hey, ummm, Glen...We still aren't over it bro. Still trying to do that thing where we smile and laugh when talking about basketball, but in reality were just doing it to cover up the pain inside of us. Can we just let sleeping dogs lie? Clippers fans do NOT want to talk about last season. The first 93 games do NOT make up for the nightmare that was the last three. I'm honestly STILL expecting to wake up and start the conference finals series against the Warriors. So maybe don't remind me that I'm not in the longest dream sequence of all time? K, thanks babe.