5 reasons the Los Angeles Clippers shouldn’t ‘blow it up’

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Apr 12, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) and guard Chris Paul (3) react during a NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center. The Clippers defeated the Kings 115-95. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

After falling short in the playoffs yet again, the Los Angeles Clippers are facing their most important offseason in franchise history. Here’s why they shouldn’t “blow it up.”

Whenever a team with star power fails to bring home a championship, the natural inclination from fans is to see them “blow it up.”

It hurts to see talented players fail over and over again when the lights are at their brightest. It brings relief to see those kinds of teams give up and move on, even if it’s not always to bigger and better things. Deep down, most fans even enjoy watching title contenders fold, getting some sort of sick satisfaction from superstars repeatedly falling on their faces.

Few teams have exemplified this in recent memory better than the Los Angeles Clippers, a championship-caliber team that becomes the recurring laughingstock of the league every year once the playoffs roll around.

We’ll put it this way: The Toronto Raptors must be damn glad the Clippers exist to take the focus off their own postseason shortcomings.

With their Big Three failing for six straight seasons now, plus Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and J.J. Redick heading for free agency this summer, it’s perfectly understandable why there’s so much external and internal pressure on the Clippers to blow it up.

Here are five reasons why they shouldn’t do it.

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