(Using the Maester Pycelle voice) mmm, uh, oh, my dear boy, you seem to have missed, mmm, the underlying and most fundamental reason the Warriors, and not the Lakers, are dominating the NBA today…
Maester Clutch was responsible for EIGHT NBA championships, the Showtime Lakers and the Shaq-Kobe three-peat. Even his deal as Memphis GM that sent Pau Gasol to the Lakers (a gift of two more rings), helped Memphis go further in the playoffs than they ever did with Pau:
Best. Trade. Ever.: In Which the Grizzlies Traded One Gasol for Another
The best trade in Grizzlies history also happens to be referred to as the worst trade in the history of the NBA.
The horror of Maester Clutch leaving the Warriors is two fold: within three years, the Warriors will be DOOMED, doomed I tell you, while the Clippers may be resurrected a la the Mountain. (Now that I think about it, many of the Clippers often sport the same kind of lifeless, franenstein type of expression, so maybe the Clippers are already undergoing the process.)
Please, carry on…