Monday May 18th, 2015

Clippers fans are reeling after the team let a Western Conference finals appearance slip through its grasp losing a Game 7 to the Houston Rockets.

The team is in the midst of the best run in franchise history, it has never made a conference championship.

The Clippers most recent brush with the playoffs has one fan so distraught they posted a hilarious "Missed Connections" classified ad to Craigslist, lamenting their close call.

Me: The Los Angeles Clippers, a 40 something-year old pro-basketball team. 

You: The Conference Finals. 

Where: Staples Center, downtown LA.

I saw you there, briefly, from where I was on the court. Golden and wonderful, you smelled like victory and confetti. I was intoxicated with the thought of reaching you. You smiled -- I thought at me -- and it was a smile that went right through my being, that made everything seem perfect, whole and worthwhile. Then, with, like, six minutes left to go in the game, I looked up and you were gone.

Describing the playoffs third round as "golden and wonderful" and smelling of "victory and confetti," the ad speaks for heartbroken fans across all sports.

- Brendan Maloy

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