Honestly, I was expecting Zu to give me the classic cookie cutter answer of, “both the Clippers and the Vatreni will be crowned champions this summer.” But no, he went with the Clippers when asked, which team will go farther?
I just wanted to give Zubac a fun little question amongst the Clipper beat writers, but then I got thinking, this is a coin-flip of an answer. On one hand, the Clippers have already started in the Round of 16 by making the NBA playoffs. Croatia will surely get out of group stage to make the final 16. However, could the Clippers get dumped in the first round by the Mavericks; already down 1-0? The Vatreni may have to go through France or Portugal to get to the quarterfinals.
Who gets farther this summer? The Clippers or the Vatreni?
I live in LA and have seen the Clipper Curse in full effect for decades. This is an easy one. Croatia goes deeper than the Clippers.