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To live and die with L.A.

The Clippers, yes the Clippers, are the sleeper team in the West and Bill Simmons couldn't be happier for the Staples Center faithful.

Updated: April 9, 2006, 1:25 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

Remember when Jack Buck screamed, "I don't believe what I just saw!" after Kirk Gibson's legendary home run in the '88 World Series? About four weeks ago, I found myself holding my mail and screaming, "I don't believe what I just opened!"

That's right, the Los Angeles Clippers were billing me for playoff tickets.

As a two-year season-ticket holder, I knew there was a chance, but still ... this was a bigger shock than Mischa Barton pretending she had never seen cocaine ...

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