As part of the TrueLosAngeles series, I took a look at DeAndre Jordan and how the former second-round pick went on to become one of the NBA’s best centers. Click here to read the article in full. Here is an excerpt: Eight years earlier, Jordan had told basketball luminary Sonny Vaccaro practic[...]
Over at TrueHoop, I contributed to the TrueCities project, observing the tectonic shifts in Los Angeles basketball. In a weird fractal way, Doc is in charge of channeling those “gestures” on a nightly basis, while also being one of those gestures himself. His messages are simple and consistent. Pres[...]
1. Doc Rivers has an amazing telephone voice. Or at least an extremely persuasive one. When asked about their new coach, J.J. Redick, Jared Dudley, Darren Collison, and Byron Mullens all referenced personal calls from Doc as an important moment in their free agency decisions. Redick: “Doc is the rea[...]
We’re slightly more than halfway through the NBA season and that means it’s a perfect time to offer some midseason evaluations. ClipperBlog will be running “Clipper Midterms” throughout the week, one piece a day from Monday through Friday. Here is part one from Jordan Heimer.[...]
You don’t know you’ve been different until you’re back to being the same. Welcome back, angst. I missed you. What follows is a highly subjective, moment-by-moment, tour through last night’s third quarter, or, as I like to call it, my least favorite 30 minutes of 2013 thus far[...]
One of the ways analysts project a player’s production is through similarity scores; other players of comparable attributes and stats, then integrate that information into the player one is projecting. ClipperBlog has opened up the archives looking for historical comparables to key members of [...]
The movie business is tough. There is a higher likelihood that you will be struck by lightning this year, than that your original concept (i.e. not a remakes, toy, theme-park ride, adaptation, cereal spokes-vampire, etc.) will become a box-office smash. Everything has to go right – even the things t[...]
Dear Blake, Outside of perhaps LeBron James, no one had a more fascinating or paradoxical 2012 season than you. You were indisputably excellent. You started your first All-Star Game, and essentially matched your impressive rookie numbers (21 points, 11 rebounds per game) on fewer shots with a[...]
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