The Clippers trail the Lakers by just 1 1/2 games for the No. 3 spot in the Western Conference as they try to win on the road tonight at OKC. Fat chance. They are an 8 1/2-point dog and we’re betting they lose by more than that. Anyway, the rest of the stories…
Thug? Oh no, not Blake: Since we brought up his dirty play a week or so ago, much talk has shifted to whether Blake Griffin is a villain or not. Chris Paul plays defense attorney.
Kobe to miss 3rd consecutive game: The Lakers, who are 9 1/2-point underdogs, will be without the NBA’s leading scorer when they face the hot Spurs tonight in San Antonio.
Freedom of speech: Despite being 1 of the clueless folks in Major League Baseball, columnist Rob Neyer believes nitwit Marlins Manager Ozzie Guillen should not have been suspended for speaking his mind.
More Lamar Odom stink: Now if the producers of the Kardashians show wanted to hit the roof with the ratings, they would air an episode with Odom and his less than professional attitude in Dallas immediately. But of course it ain’t about him. It’s all about the fame whores. Mark Cuban, though, speaks his mind about how the Mavs tried to make it work with Odom, who couldn’t even make it to practice on time despite living across the street.
Big man on campus: Folks are singing the praises of Arkansas AD Jeff Long for showing some balls and canning Bobby Petrino.
Fox, MLB object to Dodgers sale: It appears to be just a bump in the road.
Typical Vegas visitor?: The snapshot here says he’s white (big surprise there), 49-years-old and from Southern California.
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