Clippers are one captivating mess

L.A. has more than its fair share of drama, but you can't ignore its young talent

Updated: December 15, 2010, 3:15 PM ET
By Tom Haberstroh | ESPN Insider
Blake Griffin and Eric GordonAndrew D. Bernstein/Getty ImagesBlake Griffin and Eric Gordon have shown a lot of promise in the early going this season.

Forget the Los Angeles Clippers' off-court melodrama and their league-worst record. Beneath the carnage of 20 losses and the oppressive cloud of owner Donald Sterling, the Clippers are one of the most fascinating squads in the league. They're the NBA's version of a car wreck -- equal parts painful and captivating to watch.

To read why Blake Griffin is in elite company, how Eric Gordon has completely retooled his game and why there is reason to believe in the Clippers' young core, you must be an ESPN Insider.