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The Clippers and Their Sure Return to Incompetence

November 28th, 2017 · No Comments · Basketball, Clippers, Lakers, NBA

As a native of Southern California, I knew all about the Los Angeles Clippers. They were bad, except when they were horrid. They didn’t have fans, per se; their games were attended by bargain-hunters who could not afford to see the Lakers or were supporters of whatever NBA team the Clippers happened to be playing. […]

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Lonzo Fever Chart: No Diagnosis Yet

October 20th, 2017 · No Comments · Basketball, Clippers, Lakers, NBA

Los Angeles Lakers fans presumably saw the stat line from the NBA debut of savior/point guard Lonzo Ball. It was scary. The headline espn.com ran on the Associated Press report began like this: “Deflated Ball”. Couldn’t argue with that. Lonzo was unable to escape the enthusiastic defense of Clippers guard Patrick Beverley and the rookie […]

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Catching Up With the Flawed Clippers

January 24th, 2017 · No Comments · Basketball, Clippers, Lakers, NBA

When we last lived full-time in the U.S., the Lakers were good and the Clippers were awful. Same-ol’ same-ol’, that is. Now, the Lakers are awful and the Clippers are … pretty good. Not as good as some thought they would be, certainly not champion contenders, but the best team in Los Angeles and a […]

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NBA, Hanging Santa on Christmas Day

December 25th, 2016 · No Comments · Basketball, Clippers, France, Lakers, NBA, NFL

We concluded most of our holiday activities on Christmas Eve, aside from getting a photo of “hanging Santa” (above, info below). So that left me free to eat a lot of turkey and watch NBA December 25th games till tryptophan and hoops overload knocked me out. I saw the whole of the game of the […]

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Labor Peace: So Much Money, Everyone is Happy

December 15th, 2016 · No Comments · Baseball, Basketball, Clippers, NBA, NFL

Two remarkable events occurred this month involving major North American sports leagues. The NBA and Major League Baseball agreed to new collective bargaining agreements with their players. Before the old CBA ran out. No weeks or months of acrimony between deadlocked players and management. No games lost to a strike or a lockout. No seasons […]

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Can’t Beat Them? … Kevin Durant Joins Them

July 4th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Basketball, Clippers, NBA

This disappoints me, and I assume it disappoints NBA fans, as well. Kevin Durant signs a two-year contract with the Golden State Warriors. Happy Fourth of July, hoops fans! Durant was a free agent, and could join any team he chose. He hosted presentations in the Hamptons, an upscale region near New York City, and […]

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Is Tyronn Lue the Cavaliers’ Biggest Problem?

June 2nd, 2016 · No Comments · Clippers, Lakers, NBA

Despite reading a dozen stories on Game 1 of the NBA Finals, I am still not quite clear on why the Cleveland Cavaliers lost by 15 points — even while limiting Golden State stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson to 20 points. Combined. I didn’t see the game because 1) it started at 3 a.m. […]

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Chris Paul, the Clippers and What Might Have Been with the Lakers

April 26th, 2016 · No Comments · Basketball, Clippers, Kobe, Lakers, NBA

How Clippers is this? Ten hours after learning yesterday that Stephen Curry, leading man of the Golden State Warriors, will be out for two weeks, setting up the possibility of the Clippers being able to beat a weakened Warriors team in the second round of the NBA playoffs … … Chris Paul suffers a broken […]

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Clippers Fight Back!

July 8th, 2015 · No Comments · Basketball, Clippers, NBA

Not a headline we could have written often over the past 30 years. The Los Angeles Clippers look to have been asleep at the switch as the Dallas Mavericks pursued center DeAndre Jordan and said he would sign a four-year, $80 million contract with them. The Clippers were pummeled by media, and even by one […]

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And They’re Back! ‘Those’ Clippers

July 3rd, 2015 · No Comments · Basketball, Clippers, NBA

Well, this is embarrassing. Not that the Los Angeles Clippers are strangers to embarrassment. The best team the Clippers have had, the team that fell one victory short of the Western Conference finals, just saw their third-best player, 7-foot center DeAndre Jordan, leave for the Dallas Mavericks. –For $20 million less than the Clippers presumably […]

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