Legendary Clippers TV announcer Ralph Lawler speaks out on LA blowing ‘special opportunity’
Legendary Los Angeles Clippers TV announcer Ralph Lawler believes the Clips blew a “special opportunity” to win the championship this season since the competition is going to be much tougher in 2020-21.
The Clippers had a 3-1 series lead on the Denver Nuggets in the second round of the 2020 playoffs and looked poised to advance to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history with All-Stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George leading the way.
However, Los Angeles lost three games in a row and fell to the Nuggets in seven games.
Lawler, who retired after the conclusion of the 2019 playoffs, says since the Golden State Warriors and Brooklyn Nets will be healthy next season, the Clippers are going to have a tougher time winning the title.
I agree this was a special opportunity missed. It will be much tougher to win it all next year with GSW and Brooklyn healthy and Dallas and New Orleans on the rise. https://t.co/vUhWkP0qxu
— Ralph Lawler (@Ohmeomy) September 22, 2020
The Warriors will have Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins leading the way next season, while the Nets will have Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving guiding the team.
The Clippers, who will still be title contenders next season since they have Leonard and George on the roster, will have to deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, Nuggets, Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks in the West. Plus, Leonard and George are getting older, so Ralph Lawler is 100 percent correct when he says the Clips blew it by not winning it all this season at Walt Disney World.
Will the Clippers blow up the roster outside of Leonard and George after collapsing against the Nuggets this offseason? Only time will tell.