NBA Crazed LA Is No Longer Just A Laker Town

Clippers first-ever Pacific Division titleFor as long as there's been two NBA teams in LA, the Los Angeles Clippers have served as the area's undisputed doormat, particularly when compared to the glamorous Los Angeles Lakers and their 16 world championships. The Clippers were always the little brother in the City of Angels, but that all changed upon drafting star forward Blake Griffin and acquiring superstar point guard Chris Paul.

The Clippers suddenly deep roster currently holds the fourth spot in the Western Conference, while winning a franchise record 52 games and counting. In addition to clinching their first-ever Pacific Division title, the team is basking in the fact that they are having a much better season than the disappointing Lakers, who currently have 42 wins and are struggling just to earn a playoff berth. LAC's meteoric rise has even created a celebrity fan base, once only limited to the iconic and ultra successful Purple and Gold.

It's incredible to think how far the Clippers have come in just three years. Their previous high win total was 49, all the way back in 1975, when they were the Buffalo Braves. In the short term, the Clippers main goal is to make a deep run into the postseason. Far more importantly though, the organization must re-sign Chris Paul, when he enters free agency this summer. Otherwise, the franchise's major step forward will slow down considerably.