The Clippers Slipping Back Into Irrelevancy

The L.A. Clippers have lost Chris Paul and with him, their identity. The Lob City era is over. Unfulfilled expectations linger and the fear of irrelevancy has taken hold. This is what happens when a team is assembled with incredibly high expectations and fails to deliver time and again as the Clippers have. The four…

Doc Rivers and the Bumpy, Clippers Ride

Regardless of how the Los Angeles Clippers have come out the gate like that thoroughbred horse that is streaking to the finish line, Glenn “Doc” Rivers is on the sidelines with a quiet burden buried deep beneath the bone. It won’t go away because it can’t. Losing in the most important game of your career…

Doc Rivers has had enough of the Black Mamba

Every great comedian knows that the best jokes come from the worst pain. Doc Rivers isn’t a comic but he tried his turn at wit when asked about Kobe Bryant’s last game at Staples, in front of Clippers fans, to be played Tuesday night. He said,”I’ll be very happy when Kobe retires. He’s inflicted pain…

Doc Rivers and the Quest for More

How exactly does Doc Rivers lead from the front with everything that has happened to him the past year? The roll call only rehashes the less than glorious facts: a Western Conference semi-finals  loss when leading the series 3-1. His team disintegrating in front of him, Rivers was helpless and impotent. A few months later,…

Another Failure for Doc Rivers the GM

The Clippers made news just before the trade deadline. They didn’t trade Blake Griffin. Even if they wanted to trade Blake, it wouldn’t have made good business sense. If Griffin is going to be traded, it will be in a sign-and-trade for Kevin Durant this summer. Otherwise, there is no reason to give Griffin up.…

Klay Thompson Laughing At The Clippers

The Warriors getting a little bit arrogant and full of themselves is just one of those consequences of winning a title. They are not a big market team and they pulled off the unthinkable. They won the title as a perimeter shooting team. They won the title after trailing in back-to-back series, two games to…

Doc Rivers Integrity: Dead On Arrival

Doc Rivers likes to preach values that define manhood such as trust, honesty, compassion and ethics. His voice often articulates those things that are decent about humanity. Even after a grueling NBA game has devastated his team, Rivers has the character of a man who knows he has to tell the truth, even if it…

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…