It's hard to argue against how crucial the Los Angeles Clippers' bench has been so far this regular season. The Clippers average 41.7 bench points, which is the second-most in the NBA and about 15 more than last season. Also, let's not forget Los Angeles is on its largest winning streak in franchise history: 12. Lob City is looking like an early playoff contender, but the spectacle is still months away. Right now, it's time for some t-shirts!
The Clippers' bench nickname, A Tribe Called Bench, has been around for a while now, and the team will be debuting its shirts with the name on Christmas Day. It's a good look for Los Angeles, and if the below tweet to ESPN's Arash Markazi (who tweeted a picture of the shirt) is any indicator, Phife Dawg knows this, too.
@arashmarkazi I need that!— Phife Dawg [ATCQ] (@IamthePHIFER) December 22, 2012
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[via Larry Brown Sports, Twitter]