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12 Worst Sports Franchises

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2. Los Angeles Clippers

It is remarkable how terrible this franchise is, and it all starts with their owner. Donald Sterling has been accused of racism by former Clipper executive Elgin Baylor, sued by the Department of Justice for discriminating against Koreans at apartments he rents and has been sued numerous times for sexual harassment. In 2006, he pledged to create a center for the homeless in East L.A., but since buying the property, he has done nothing. In 2004, assistant coach Kim Hughes was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Sterling refused to help pay for his treatment, which was not covered by Hughes’ insurance. (Several Clippers players chipped in to pay for the procedure.)

Furthermore, the Clippers’ drafting record has been laugh-out-loud pathetic. They used a No. 1 overall pick on Michael Olowakandi, a No. 2 pick on Danny Ferry, a No. 3 pick on Darius Miles and a No. 4 pick on Shaun Livingston. Perhaps that’s why the franchise has won exactly one playoff series since 1976, and why they’ve missed the playoffs entirely in 31 of the past 35 years. Or maybe it’s just karma. —Johnny Goodtimes (AP Photo/Jason Redmond)

The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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