Eric Gordon entered the Dunk-in as a massive underdog against DeMar DeRozan. His two successful dunks — each after a series of missed attempts — weren’t enough to convince the electorate. You have to feel for Gordon. He was completely surprised by the invitation — he doesn[...]
From my column at ESPN Los Angeles: The debacle in Oakland Wednesday brought into focus the fallacies of the Clippers’ new strategy. Hughes and Davis have been diplomatic with regard to Dunleavy, but both men seem to subscribe to a syllogism that goes something like this: (A) The Clippers̵[...]
It’s pretty rare for me to laugh when watching a basketball game. Ralph Lawler’s quips will usually produce a mild chuckle, and I’ll admit that I get more than a little giggly when his patented “Bingo” turns into an emphatic and somewhat delirious “BAAAANGO!”[...]
Before we get to the full recap, let’s touch on a few things from tonight’s 132-102 loss to the Warriors: Total fast break points: GSW 38, LAC 13. By my count, the Clippers had exactly two transition opportunities in the first period where the game was practically decided. Why the lack o[...]
My assignment Tuesday night at Staples Center was to examine the Utah Jazz and figure out why they’re the playing the best basketball in the League. Utah has been running much of the same stuff since the Harding Administration through its flex offense. Aside from its cool name, the flex has a [...]
One of my closer friends is a musical conductor and through osmosis, I’ve learned a teeny bit about musicology. He once lent me composer/conductor Pierre Boulez’s “Orientations: Collected Writings” when we were stranded on a rainy beach in West Africa, both completely out of [...]
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