The Los Angeles Clippers have been this close to true greatness for several seasons now.
But things entered a new era three years ago when the team made a massive trade to change the future of the franchise.
Three years ago today, the Clippers made a trade for PG and signed free agent Kawhi Leonard.
— ESPN (@espn) July 6, 2022
So far, that promise from the Clippers has not become a reality.
But will this deal that Stephen A. Smith called a “power move of epic proportions” eventually pay off?
Look Out, Los Angeles
The Clippers have not lived up to their potential since George and Leonard came on board.
Yes, the team has gotten a lot better but it’s never reached the Finals.
Of course, some major injuries have stood in their way, including one that has kept Leonard off the court for more than a year.
But that’s all set to change in the months ahead: George is healthy again, Leonard is about to come back, and the team just made a big signing with John Wall.
So now the team has its own big three, including two players who have been dead set on winning it all since they joined three years ago.
Will that be enough?
That’s in doubt because the Western Conference is very deep and intimidating.
But the Clippers now have their best chance of going all the way.