Okay, so maybe it's not exactly what Doc Rivers had in mind when he revamped his roster in the offseason. I suppose he didn't think that Cole Aldrich would be more productive than Josh Smith, or that Luc Mbah A Moute would be more reliable than Lance Stephenson. I guess as long as the Clippers are winning anyway, they might as well provide a little entertainment on the sidelines though, right? It's about time they did something that put a smile on the face of Clippers fans. Their play on the floor certainly hasn't been successful in doing so.
The most telling aspect of this is that the rest of the team isn't even acknowledging their existence. Even one of the most foolish, lively benches in the league realizes there is a time and place for things like this. Court side with 10 seconds left in overtime after you nearly blew a double digit lead in the 4th quarter? Probably not the right time or place. Wesley Johnson is like "what are these morons doing?" and Wesley Johnson was teammates with Swaggy P last year. He should be used to silly bench antics and even he is surprised by the stupidity. Austin Rivers -the guy that has never met a circus he didn't want to show up to uninvited- wouldn't even pay them any mind. Paul Pierce intentionally blocked them out of his vision so he wasn't forced to scold them like school children. Doc Rivers isn't in the picture but he's probably so fed up with their inability to contribute that he would rather just pretend they aren't even there at this point. As the causal fan I can certainly enjoy a good round of slap boxing, but I imagine they are only one or two more rounds away from getting sat at opposite ends of the bench like two little kids that can't stop messing with each other during Social Studies.