Wesley Johnson

Feisty Clippers become feel-good story of NBA

Feisty Clippers become feel-good story of NBA

In the waning minutes of another furious Clippers victory this week, an NBA legend walking past press row paused for a second to deliver a message.

“These guys!’’ he said. “I love their effort! I love their intensity! I love this team.’’

When Jerry West speaks, you listen, and right now, Los Angeles needs to be listening.

The Clippers are alive again. The Clippers are fun again. The Clippers are actually a team again.

For the first time since they energized this town after Donald Sterling’s downfall in the spring of 2014, the Clippers are playing unleashed, unburdened basketball.

They’re not title contenders. They’re doing it with duct tape. They regularly...