This Impersonation Of Nearly The Entire Clippers Roster Is Unfortunately All Too Accurate
As someone that roots for the Clippers, this video was, in a word, sobering. Obviously, there were some imitations that were exaggerated. For instance, Chris Paul making three different hesitation moves after getting by his defender, or JJ Redick going on a hike to get open, but still, they were all at least relatively rooted in truth.
What was worse than the scenes that were done for dramatic effect, however, were the scenes that looked like they were straight off the Staples Center floor. Austin Rivers melodramatic head fake and the subsequent two second hesitation before he releases his incredibly mediocre jump shot. Spot on. Jamal Crawford going behind the back multiple times in a row happens so often in real life that you would think it's a requirement before he does anything else with the ball. Paul Pierce, in the twilight of his career, does fall into his shot like he is trying to will it into the basket. If he was playing beer pong he would be the guy that nearly everyone would accuse of shamelessly leaning. When this dude was slowly dribbling between his legs before taking a half hearted jumper I felt exactly how I felt when Josh Smith has the ball at the top of the key. You can literally see him becoming overwhelmed by his thoughts when he has room to work and you just know that a forced jumper is coming seconds before it does. Lance Stephenson making an erratic, yet effective, move around a screen and not being able to pass the ball without making it look like he is auditioning for an 'And 1 Mixtape'? Wonder why that looks so familiar? Last, but not least, the Clippers giving the ball to Blake Griffin at the top of the key and saying "make something happen". I feel like that has been their most effective offense this season, so it makes sense that it was the only basket scored in this whole video.
My complaints? This guy didn't look nearly uncomfortable enough at the line to "be" DeAndre Jordan, and it was an obvious miss not to include "Doc Rivers" yelling at someone in a referee's shirt. Still, this reenactment was pretty solid. When the Clippers are playing good they look great, but when they playing poorly, much like this video, they are a goddamn parody of themselves.
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