In sports, you need hope. Without hope, there's really no point in staying loyal to teams who always let you down. Like the Clippers. (Sorry, Clippers fans, but it's true).
Because let's face it, is there any reason LeBron James should sign with the Clippers? Sure, it's LA, and yes, they have the makings of a decent young core with Blake Griffin and Eric Gordon. But there's also Baron Davis, Clippers history and playing in the same city as Kobe Bryant to be considered. Oh, and Donald Sterling. LeBron would LOVE playing for that guy, right? Uh ... yeah.
But that won't stop Clippers fans from having hope. So much hope that they're going to try to lure LeBron to the Clippers themselves. The CBS Los Angeles affiliate is reporting that Clippers fans will hold a "parade" near the Staples Center on March 27 at 3 p.m. to try to convince LeBron to join their team.
Fans of the Clippers have planned a march around Staples Center at 3pm on May 27 at L.A. Live to "Bring Lebron to the L.A. Clippers."
Lebron James in an unrestricted free agent and the Clippers are one of the teams that has room under the NBA salary cap to sign the superstar.
Predictably, the parade is being organized by Clipper Darrell, the famous superfan of the league's most tortured franchise. He's trying to rally support on Twitter, which, I've been told, is the way to go in today's Internet age. Darrell's enthusiasm is a far cry from his despair a month earlier, when he claimed he was "retiring" from being a Clippers fan. Like I said, hope is a wonderful thing.
(This is the part where I should be leaving you with a photoshop of LeBron in a Clippers jersey, but screw that, I'm not making the effort. That meme has officially run it's course).