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Glen Davis says there’s a ‘supernatural belief’ surrounding the Clippers

Mar 8, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT

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Glen Davis has only been a member of the Clippers for four games, but he’s already sensing something special about his new team.

Davis was bought out by the Magic and signed with Los Angeles less than two weeks ago, but played for Doc Rivers in Boston during his first four NBA seasons.

He was part of the championship team in 2008 as a rookie, and is drawing on that experience when explaining how he’s beginning to get a similar feeling about this current Clippers squad.

From Dan Woike of the Orange County Register:

Davis knows this feeling because he’s been a part of it before. Playing for Coach Doc Rivers and the Boston Celtics, Davis won a title in his rookie season.

“It’s almost to the point of a supernatural belief,” Davis said. “We’re starting to believe, and not only believe, but put in the work. You combine the two, you’ve got a deadly combination of guys who can play the right way and who are just so athletic.

“When you mix athleticism and playing the right way every time with a great coach like Doc, the sky’s the limit.”

All of this came on the heels of the Clippers shellacking a team that was the Lakers in name only by 48 points.

The Clippers are a legitimate threat this season, mainly due to the improvement of Blake Griffin, along with the mere presence of Chris Paul and what is finally a competent coach on the sidelines in Rivers.

If Davis truly sees the championship chemistry forming after such a short time with the club, then that’s great. But more importantly, the results have been there to the point where we don’t need to be concerning ourselves with this type of nonsense.

  1. campcouch - Mar 8, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    what?

  2. antistratfordian - Mar 8, 2014 at 10:03 PM

    Well it better become natural quick, otherwise you’ll be winning an invisible trophy.

  3. eugenesaxe1 - Mar 8, 2014 at 11:03 PM

    Jibberish pisses me off.

  4. saint1997 - Mar 8, 2014 at 11:38 PM

    With the Clippers, I’d like to see them add just one more piece before calling them a contender. I’ve always thought Luol Deng would work really well in a Doc Rivers system, perhaps he could be the missing piece?

    • azarkhan - Mar 9, 2014 at 12:16 PM

      Since Deng just rejected a 3 year, $30 million extension from the Bulls and is reportedly seeking $12-$13 million annually, how would you fit him into the Clippers salary cap situation? They already have $48.7 million booked for Paul, Griffith and Jordan. I know…details.

      • saint1997 - Mar 13, 2014 at 5:30 AM

        hahaha you’re a gimp!

  5. ProBasketballPundit - Mar 8, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    If the Clippers play the Hotel Keyboards in round 2 they’ll definitely be in the Western Conference Finals.

  6. campcouch - Mar 9, 2014 at 1:15 AM

    Come on man,the Celtics won their last title 7 years ago…yep,Doc Rivers got them there twice…with Garnett,Pierce,and Allen. Then he jumped ship because it’s far easier to coach Paul,Griff and Jordan than the bench squad the Celts are fielding now. There’s nothing supernatural,it’s called having good players ya porkchop!

  7. vikesdynasty - Mar 9, 2014 at 1:27 AM

    What a gigantic tool box.

  8. gameisours - Mar 9, 2014 at 4:28 AM

    I hope he’s not reffering to his donuts.

  9. 00maltliquor - Mar 9, 2014 at 6:46 AM

    Clippers have a better chance of going to the Finals then those fake arse contenders Thunder do. Clippers are a real threat. Thinder better pray they don’t run into them, let alone the Suns.

    • jimeejohnson - Mar 9, 2014 at 9:06 AM

      Wasn’t it the Thunder that eliminated the Lakers from the playoffs in recent years? In any case, a Clippers/Thunder playoff matchup would be some show.

      • 00maltliquor - Mar 9, 2014 at 5:36 PM

        How’d the Lakers get thrown in the mix in this convo? What I miss? Yeah, and? Lakers beat the Thunder in the 1st round the year before that. What’s that got to do with the price of beans in Mexico?

  10. favrewillplay4ever - Mar 9, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    No Clips fan by any means, but saying Doc is competent is an insult. He and Popovich are the best coaches in the game.

    They lift up and motivate their players better than anyone else at their craft.

    I hate Griffen and all his douchiness but Doc has made him twice the player he’s been in years past.

  11. mat9844 - Mar 9, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    Most fans of any NBA team want to believe their team is capable of making it to the playoffs; that’s what makes us loyal fans. But there is a big divide between wishing it were so and making it happen. I happen to believe the Clippers are poised to make a legitimate run for the ring, and I also think that the race for MVP is not over because the season is not over; Blake Griffin has as good a chance as Kevin Durant or LeBron James.

    • bjswoosh805 - Mar 9, 2014 at 8:07 PM

      No not Blake Griffin, not yet atleast. He’s not an mvp candidate like Durant or a Lebron James. Clippers isn’t one of the top 2 teams in the west. if you believe Griffin is an mvp candi then i put Goran Dragic up there with him.

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