The last few years have not gone as planned for the Los Angeles Clippers.
Numerous people have predicted incredible things from this team recently and it sadly hasn’t come to be.
Today, fans of the Clippers are remembering an exciting yet bittersweet moment: the acquisition of both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
Four years ago today, the Clippers brought these two superstars to LA and the future looked bright.
Four years ago, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George became Clippers ???? pic.twitter.com/JYHR3q7Lmi
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) July 6, 2023
ESPN celebrated this special occasion on Twitter Thursday morning and the responses were intense, to put it lightly.
Most people were remarking that the Clippers didn’t live up to the promise they had.
This looked so promising… Oh well
— Roy B (@RoyBH29) July 6, 2023
Due to a slew of injuries again and again to both Leonard and George, the Clippers have rarely been at full capacity.
When they have been playing with all of their best stars, it hasn’t been for long.
Last postseason was a great example of that, with George and Leonard again on the bench due to injuries when their team needed them most.
“4 years of nothing,” one fan tweeted.
4 years of nothing
— penyumbang co2 (@mfaz97) July 6, 2023
And have thus far fallen short of expectations.
— KingRomeo (@RomeosWisdom) July 6, 2023
There were some people who were happy about this special anniversary: Oklahoma City Thunder fans.
Because of the massive trade for George four years ago, the Thunder were sent several draft picks, which really worked out to their benefit over the years.
And four years later they have nothing to their name. Thanks for the picks tho!
— The Honest (O)KC fan (@kc_truthful) July 6, 2023
It has been four years of a lot of high hopes and missed opportunities.
Now, there is a lot of speculation that this era of the Clippers is coming to an end.
Many people predict that the Clippers could substantially shake things up this summer and send both George and Leonard away.
This would be a huge change for the team and the end of a very challenging chapter in its history.