Chris Paul exits Rio, Is LeBron Next?

There is a photograph of an ecstatic Chris Paul with two gold medals around his neck, taken in London, after USA Basketball’s second straight triumph in the summer of 2012. In the background of the photo, Kobe Bryant is looking off in the distance. He also has two gold medals. Neither Bryant nor Paul will…

Kobe’s An All-Star But What About Chris Paul?

Chris Paul’s first All-Star game was in 2008. The game was played in Paul’s professional hometown of New Orleans. Outside of it being Paul’s first All-Star game nod, the importance of the event was enormous. The city of New Orleans was hosting the corporate and celebrity event three years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city.…

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…

DeAndre Jordan Cuts Ties With Agent

DeAndre Jordan’s very dramatic summer ended with a separation. Not that it’s worthy of tears but Jordan has parted ways with his agent(s) Dan Fegan and Jarinn Akana of Relativity Media. Per league rules, Jordan has to wait another 15 days before signing with another agent. Sucks for him that he still has to fork…

Clippers Chemistry A Question Mark

ESPN took a hard look at the Clippers roster and considered the moving pieces volatile enough to blow up. They ranked the Clippers 5th in their team turmoil poll, the only contender in the top 5. Perception is reality here; things can go awry with Lance Stephenson on deck. His moodiness and temper and irascible…

Dirk Nowitzki to Surpass Shaq (and Other NBA Milestones)

The 2015-16 NBA season begins in 64 days. It will, on cue, provide the usual dramatics and injuries and disappointments and surprises. A handful of bad teams will struggle early, particularly when they have to go out west. A select few will start hot out the gate. New acquisitions will take a while to mesh…

A Hellish Los Angeles Clippers Summer

If the Los Angeles Clippers could go back in time and relive that moment when Chris Paul hit a one-legged game winner that advanced his team to the second round of the playoffs, they would gladly repeat those last seconds over and over again, only to remember what pure joy feels like. What’s happening right…