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Old 08-12-2006, 04:09 AM   #1
Finn T-Mac
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Post Remember this: "ROCK L.A.FAMILIA"




I was reading my old copy of SLAM from way back 2001 and there was this interesting story, which I liked even when I first read in 2001. ROCK L.A.FAMILIA, of the three upcoming NBA players from the Clippers. There was all so much hype on the pages and I came to wonder what if...the trade's were never made.

I know the Clippers are now in great shape but what if the core of the roster from 2001-2002 season would still be there.

34 Michael Olowokandi C 213 122 27 1975 4 1-98
42 Elton Brand PF 203 120 23 1979 3 1-99
50 Corey Maggette SF 198 103 23 1979 3 13-99
52 Eric Piatkowski SG 198 97 32 1970 8 15-94
5 Jeff McInnis PG 193 81 28 1974 5 37-96
45 Sean Rooks C 208 118 33 1969 10 30-92
7 Lamar Odom PF 208 100 23 1979 3 4-99
21 Darius Miles SF 206 95 21 1981 2 3-00
3 Quentin Richardson SG 198 101 22 1980 2 18-00
11 Earl Boykins PG 165 60 26 1976 4 -
54 Obinna Ekezie F - C 206 122 27 1975 3 37-99
40 Harold Jamison PF 206 122 26 1976 2 -
32 Tremaine Fowlkes SF 203 100 26 1976 1 54-98
1 Kenyon Dooling PG 191 89 22 1980 2 10-00
24 Doug Overton PG 191 86 33 1969 10 40-91

There's also Q, Maggette, Dooling, Jeff and so on (and remember Piatkowski wasn't all that bad way back then). Q has the game still on lock (but not in NY), Maggette is still with the Clippers and so great. And of course, Odom has become so very good can-do-all type of player, Brand, a dominating pf and Miles still atletic wing with the talent.

So how far would've the Clippers gone, considering what these players have become. And with couple of key trades, I think they would've rocket some playoffs with those players. (And the next season they got Andre Miller and Cris Wilcox).

So what do you think? Could it been great or disaster and could that team now days be better tha today's team?

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