The Los Angeles Clippers are barely hanging onto their .500 record right now, having lost 6 games in a row and sinking to 7th place in the West.
This is not what fans were expecting as they were promised that this was going to be the season that the Clippers finally and truly capitalized on their talent and became the team they were supposed to be.
Because of injuries and tough losses, the Clippers are in quite a hole.
But superstar Kawhi Leonard doesn’t seem too worried about it.
“It’s fun. It’s a good challenge for us.”
🗣Kawhi Leonard after the Clippers’ 6th loss in a row. They play the Mavs tonight without Paul George due to a hamstring injury.
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) January 10, 2023
Speaking to the press following the latest loss, Leonard said that the team’s chemistry was “still good” and that everyone is still being positive despite the tough defeats they’ve endured.
“This is the spot where you see if you really enjoy the game,” Leonard said, before adding that the situation is “fun” and a “good challenge” for the team.
It’s great that Leonard doesn’t seem bothered by the current adversity but fans of the Clippers are very nervous and there is growing speculation that this iteration of the team might be coming to an end.
If Leonard and his guys are able to rebound and climb out of their hole and actually have a strong playoff run, the front office might stand pat and not make any moves.
But there is also a huge chance that we are seeing the final months of the Leonard-Paul George experiment.
The simple truth is that this team has not delivered as expected.
While many people thought they could conquer 2022-23, many others thought that if they didn’t things would change drastically.