The Bleeding Clippers

Word that Pat Beverley was out for the year because of microfracture surgery would have been major news, despite the hit in the gut, had it not been overshadowed by something far greater and more specific. It was the revelation that the Clippers waived the physical of Beverley¬†before trading for him,¬† a physical that may…

Everyone Loves Chris But Can He Blend In?

Chris Paul makes his debut in Phoenix tonight and he will be very efficient because it is Phoenix. Tonight is one of those dip the toe in cold water things where you won’t learn anything. I expect Paul to look great.¬† Phoenix doesn’t play a lick of defense and they are bad at just about…

Rockets: All Hype or The Real Deal?

The pairing of Chris Paul and James Harden has re-stimulated Rockets fans excitement, so much so, that on opening night against the Warriors expectations are very high. The trade for Chris Paul, as well as reeling in various other pieces including PJ Tucker and Luc Mbah a Moute, has prompted a large number of experts…

In A Warriors World Does Chris Paul Matter?

Chris Paul has been medically cleared and may return tonight at Oracle against the Warriors after missing a ton of time because of a torn ligament in his hand. As he ages in this era of skilled point guards who can dribble, penetrate, score and drain the three, Chris Paul’s relevancy is diminishing. He is…

The Chris Paul Accomplishment: Labor Peace

Chris Paul¬†has never won 8 playoff games in a single season. In 2008, he won 7 playoff games. In 2012, he won 4.¬†In 2013, he won 2 playoff games. In 2014, he won 6. In 2015, he won 7. In 2016, he won 2.The Freud definition of insanity applies here: do the same thing over…

The Clippers Bench is Their Weak Link (Again)

Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers entered this offseason with the hopeful yet precarious status of championship contenders.¬† Not for the first time, the Clippers find themselves maxed out and with very few options to fix any of their glaring depth issues.¬† However, due to their star talent and solid coaching, they are still…

The Los Angeles Clippers Same Old Thing

New Faces: Raymond Felton, Brandon Bass, Marreese Speights, Alan Anderson, Brice Johnson (R), Diamond Stone (R) 2015-16 Regular Season Record: 53-29 2015-16 Regular Season Achievements: 2nd:¬†Field Goal % (Defense).¬†3rd: 2-Point % (Defense), 3-Point % (Defense).¬†4th: Free Throw Attempts.¬†6th:¬†3-Point %, 2-Point %.¬†7th:¬†Steals,Points. ¬†10th:¬†Blocks. Leading Scorer: Blake Griffin, 21.4 Leading Rebounder: DeAndre Jordan, 13.8 The enduring image…

The L.A. Takeover is On Pause

Chris Paul wasn’t used to seconds. It had never happened. He was the bright star of New Orleans, the fourth pick in the draft. From 38 wins to 56 wins to a playoff upset of the Mavericks. Chris Paul was treated like family. After Hurricane Katrina forced his move to Oklahoma, he was loved there…

Clippers Playoff Preview: All Eyes On Chris

It’s no longer the elephant in the room. No longer is anyone shy; everyone talks about it openly and with a lot of emphasis on the word choke. Everyone questions the sheer ridiculousness of it in one breath and then uses it to de-legitimize Chris Paul¬†in the other. The greatest point guard of his generation,…