Regular season finished; franchise records set; standings set in stone; playoffs arriving. Today’s Found Objects features end of season awards, Clippers vs. Warriors analysis, interviews and some good ol’ Matt Barnes.
- ESPN’s take on Jamal Crawford’s Sixth Man of the Year bid is a familiar story. Taj Gibson, defensive aficionado, should win. Jamal Crawford, entertaining firecracker, is more likely to actually win.
- Grantland. Jonathan Abrams + Matt Barnes. I haven’t read the magnum opus yet but the combination of these two elements sounds like a good bet, especially for a Barnes devotee like myself.
- TrueHoop. So, Andrew Bogut is out. What now? Friend of the program and village contrarian, Ethan Sherwood Strauss, takes the floor to talk about what this means for the Warriors’ playoff hopes and looks at some possible alternatives. Let’s hope Mark Jackson doesn’t read this.
- In other news, Klay Thompson adds himself to the laundry list of players to take a shot at Blake Griffin. No love lost, but plenty of words exchanged: Here’s a Clippers vs. Warriors quip compilation at Clippers.com.
- End of season listicles! Rob Mahoney at Sports Illustrated ranks first round match ups by entertainment value. Clippers vs. Warriors, predictably, is first.
- Grantland. Zach Lowe compiles his ultimate “Like and Do Not Like” list, featuring some Clippers’ nuggets.
- Shameless plug: Me! Complex’s new NBA blog, The Triangle Offense, launched today. I sat down with Jensen Karp, lifelong Clippers fan and producer, to talk about DeAndre Jordan + Blake Griffin’s live reading of Space Jam 2, the highlights of which were dropped today on Funny or Die.
- Also at The Triangle Offense: Alex Wong, or Steven LeBron, appreciates Chris Paul’s spin cycle.
- Rolling Stone. “Does the carpet match the drapes?” A hilarious interview with Blake Griffin, featuring Justin Bieber, creationism and medical marijuana.