Clippers Midseason Report, TRL Style (part 2)
In case you missed the first half of the Clippers’ midseason report, click here. In case you missed the first half of the Clippers’ season, read on. Because the Clips are in danger of making last season a one-year anomaly if they don’t turn up their play, and because LAist loves music, here’s a few more key themes of the season, accompanied by some notable one-hit wonders and videos.
“I want money, lots and lots of money / I want the pie in the sky / I want money, lots and lots of money / So don’t be asking me why / I wanna be rich”
– Calloway, “I Wanna Be Rich” (1990)
Inspired by: the three men who fleeced Donald Sterling out of $98.5 million worth of contracts
It has been well documented how Donald Sterling has historically maintained a highly thrifty approach to running the Clippers, generating significant profits without any concern about putting together a winning franchise. But after signing key players to lucrative, long-term deals over the last four seasons, Sterling has exhibited a change in philosophy, contributing to last season’s breakthrough. Thus, the contracts extended to Chris Kaman (5 years/$52.5 million), Tim Thomas (4 years/$24 million), and coach Mike Dunleavy (4 years/$22 million) were thought to solidify the foundation for a bright future for the Clips. So far, the Donald hasn’t gotten much return on his investment.