A team that overachieved with old, washed up players like Sam Cassell the alien, and Cuttino Mobley in the 2005-2006 season, quickly became regarded as the better team in Los Angeles. This is due to man's inner nature to jump on the bandwagon and only root for the team with the better record. (See also Detroit Pistons right after winning the 2004 championship) Coincidentaly, they only won 2 more games than the Los Angeles Lakers. They will probably overachieve again next year and the year after that, Sam Cassell and Cuttino Mobley will retire and the Clippers will be back where they started.
Dude the Clippers are sooooo good even though they were only 12 games above .500. Clippers 4 lyfe, Elton Brand is a monster!!!