On May 15th, Oklahoma knocked the Los Angeles Clippers of the 2014 playoffs in game 6, finishing off California’s hopes of a basketball championship this year. If you have been struggling with a divorce or child custody situation, the Clippers’ downfall holds a few important lessons for you.
The Clippers made it incredibly far, given the distractions caused by owner, Don Sterling, who earned the ire of the entire NBA (and much of the nation) after recordings of him spouting racist epithets got published in the blogosphere. Just because something awful happens – or some embarrassing revelation occurs – does not mean that you should give up. You can fight on and get better results if you have resilience and heart.
Secondly, the team’s performance in game 6 (their last game of the season) highlights a common problem that people face under duress. The Clippers needed to win game 6 to stay alive. At one point, they were actually up by 16 points. That lead collapsed. Not only did Oklahoma make up the difference, but at one point, OK got up by 10 points in the fourth quarter — a swing of 26 points in the last minutes of the most crucial game of the season.
Similar swings happen during divorce. Just because one spouse is “up” over the other for whatever reason — has more money, has a better case on paper, etc. — does not mean that that spouse will prevail during negotiations or litigation. You need to have tenacity and focus to get results. Fortunately, the team here at Dinnebier & Demmerle can help you with your case. /contact/