Clippers are one captivating mess

Blake Griffin and Eric Gordon have shown a lot of promise in the early going this season. Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images

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.