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Flip Saunders: 1955-2015

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    The NBA has taken some big hits with deaths during this off-season. This one, though, we didn’t see coming.
    Kevin Garnett took to Facebook to post this image, which says plenty about his relationship with the late Flip Saunders.
    “This is a very sad day and my heart, my prayers and condolences go out to the entire Saunders family,” said Clippers Coach and President of Basketball Operations Doc Rivers on Sunday. “Flip was more than just a friend, he was a confidant and a mentor. The basketball world lost a ‘coaches’ coach’ today, and I lost a great friend.”
    An appreciation for a man loved by many throughout the NBA.
    USA Today

October 26, 2015   No Comments

Keep Them In Oakland

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    Let’s hope the Warriors’ owners build the new arena in Oakland instead of San Francisco.
    Sports Illustrated

July 8, 2015   No Comments

Game 4: Sights & Seen

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Jamal Crawford gives props to the great George Raveling, while Dwight Howard and Josh Smith get loose on the other end of the court.

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May 11, 2015   No Comments

Cover It Up

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May 1, 2015   No Comments

Series Over?

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Somewhere Bill Standford is shouting “I told you guys, you’ve got to beat the officials too!”
A few sportswriters, we of course not among them (right, right), would love to see this thing end Thursday in San Antonio, unless it’s a nooner and Bloody Marys on Saturday at Staples, to watch some big fight that night.
But back to the matter at hand, in our best Snoop impersonation. As entertaining as Doc Rivers is, he’s still 1 of the biggest whiners in the NBA. And it’s why his Clippers led the NBA in T’s during the regular season. Do you see a pattern here? Do they get hosed by the officials sometimes against the Spurs? Yes. But who doesn’t?
Our play-by-play.
The Sports Xchange

April 29, 2015   No Comments

Eyes Have It

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    Photo courtesy of Eric Geller

April 8, 2015   No Comments

We’ve Seen This Movie Before

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      Xavier was impressive. So was center Matt Stainbrook. In crunch time though, the big dogs started to hunt. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson was 1 of them. He went top shelf and snatched a rebound that sealed the deal for me.
      The Sports Xchange

March 27, 2015   No Comments

Haven’t Totally Crashed & Burned, But…

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Did we mention our UCLA friends said Doug Gottlieb could fuck himself? Didn’t think so.
Lost a finalist (Virginia, what were we thinking?) and another Final 4 pick (Iowa State). We drank the Kool-Aid on these 2. Shame on us, Mayor Fred Hoiberg, and what’s this about Tony Bennett being the Coach of the Year again?
Wichita State, though, has really done our brackets proud. And don’t get us started on our Sooners. Had them in the Sweet 16 but its all gravy now. Jeff Goodman picked them for his Final 4, and we knew he was smoking better shit than us.

March 25, 2015   No Comments

Blue Magic

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    Excuses, excuses, excuses…
    I’ve watched fewer college basketball games this season than any I can recall. Like it would make a difference if I did, right?
    Still, when we were fortunate to catch some games, 1 team stood head and shoulders above the rest. The Kentucky Wildcats are long and they can ball, Mr. Obvious said. We wanted to justify picking Arizona to win it all. Or maybe Virginia. Gonzaga is the pick of many, but we just couldn’t go there. Truth be told, we’re kind of rooting for Kentucky to run the table.
    Anyway, this is how we see the greatest sporting spectacle of all time unfolding.
    Final 4: Kentucky, Arizona, Iowa State and Virginia.
    Kentucky defeats Arizona and Virginia beats Iowa State.
    Champ: Kentucky 74, Virginia 71.

March 19, 2015   No Comments

Death Takes A Toll In February

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    Earl Lloyd got 4-5 paragraphs in the L.A. Times. Disgusting. But those are the times we live in.
    February has been a cruel month when it comes to deaths of icons and sports figures. Unfortunately, we add Anthony Mason to the list.
    The Sports Fan Journal

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February 28, 2015   No Comments