Lakers 2, Doc Rivers 1

Doc Rivers couldn’t escape his record. Worst in NBA history at Game 7s. Not advancing to the NBA Finals had extreme consequences in the city of Los Angeles. It was a reminder. He couldn’t beat the Lakers when it mattered.

Willie Reed Arrest Continues Dismal Clippers Summer

As if losing Chris Paul wasn’t enough, and Doc Rivers being demoted wasn’t egg on the face, and J.J. Redick choosing the 76ers wasn’t humiliating, and all the pretending that the Clippers 2017-18 isn’t Blake Griffin and mediocrity, if that isn’t enough to make you say uh-oh, then the free agent signing of Willie Reed,…

A Few NBA Teams In Salary Cap Hell: 2017-18

The salary cap projection figures for next year’s NBA season have been released. The good news is that the salary cap [tentatively] goes up $7 million to $101 million, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. The tax level will rise $8 million whereas if you spend north of $121 million you have to pay…

LeBron Winning In Oakland?

Our Basketball Panel Talks Christmas Day Games Is Warriors-Cavs going to be worth the hype as a Finals rematch? C.J. Hampshire: The Warriors haven’t lost at home. They have their hyper-kinetic style of play. The Cavs are now at full strength even if Kyrie Isn’t 100%. The Cavs want this more than the Warriors. The…

Blake Griffin as Invisible Man

Where were you on December 25th 2011? The Los Angeles Clippers were in Oakland playing the first game of the season. The season was seven weeks late in starting because the NBA lockout had dragged on until finally the players caved. A 66 game schedule was ready to begin which was how the Clippers landed…

Josh Smith: A Flawed but Useful Veteran

Josh Smith signed a NBA contract with his fourth team over the summer, agreeing to a one-year deal after spending last year with Detroit and Houston. It’s a bit jarring to see him as a nomad since his career began with Atlanta and he spent nine seasons there. Then again, this is a guy who has…

Los Angeles Clippers: The Most Hated Team?

If you are old enough to remember the Shaq-Kobe Lakers then you remember they were the most hated team in the NBA. Kobe was young, gifted and arrogant. Shaq was a bully on the court who the refs protected. Rick Fox was a pretty boy who looked like a model. Robert Horry always looked bored until he…