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He’s No David Blatt

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We hear Houston doesn’t have a pulse. Steve Kerr? He’s all the way live.
We know some would argue Cavs-Bulls being the best series right now but we beg to differ. Never a more contrast in styles than the Warriors and Grizzlies, the Wild, Wild West at its best again. The winner surely captures the Western Conference Final by beating the Clippers, no? We’ll get grief for asking.
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May 12, 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

White Caps

April 23, 2015   No Comments

Lakers Take The Stand

December 10, 2014   No Comments

First Team

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The President and First Lady welcomed Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Little League baseball team to the White House Wednesday.
Chicago Sun-Times

November 6, 2014   No Comments

West Coast Fantasy

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    How come Deron Williams gets to hug the 1st Lady and all LeBron gets is a handshake from the President?
    LeBron James to the Clippers? Why not? Chris Paul. Blake Griffin. DeAndre Jordan. Doc Rivers. Hey, the King could piss off Kobe by pissing in his castle (the 1 that Shaq built) at Staples like the Clippers did all season in their beatdowns of the Lakers.
    Remember, the Clippers were 1 of the finalists for LeBron when he made “The Decision” and hitched up with the Heat. With a broken down D-Wade, maybe he’s looking to get hitched on the West Coast.

June 19, 2014   No Comments

Silver Bullet Cans Donald Sterling

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    You can’t change a person’s heart, but you can take away his power.
    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was right to put the hammer down on Clippers Owner Donald Sterling.
    The lifetime ban, heavy fine and attempt to ultimately force him to lose his team were not only well within Silver’s powers, but also in the best interest of the league.
    Let’s face it though, this was an easy call for Silver.
    Sterling teed him up for the big hit by spewing his racial venom.
    The only way Silver didn’t gain total support was to do not enough.
    However, Silver set the right tone with his voice, stating not only his professional but personal outrage toward Sterling.
    Of all our professional sports leagues, race plays out largest in the NBA. It is a league that for the most part was built on the dollars of rich, older white males and the sweat of young black men.
    That alone leads to trust issues.

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    But that was the old NBA, 1 that had more Sterlings leading teams then we would ever like to admit.
    Granted, not all of them are gone, but the younger owners and wiser players have filled voids left by some of the old guard who have seen their time pass.
    That’s why it was important that Silver not only hand down punishment but also send a loud message clear to all — that the NBA is not going back in time but rather continuing to move forward.
    This is not a black and white issue. This is a right and wrong issue.
    Sterling was wrong. Silver got it right.
    Then again Silver had to do this.
    He had to send a message to the players that he was on their side. He had to send a message to the sponsors that he is going to hear their cries.
    Sterling will get his money when the team is finally sold. The rich always get richer. But it is important to note that the rest of the league is a winner.
    The ironic thing in all this is that more than any team in Los Angeles, the Clippers reflected the face of the city.
    Having covered sports in L.A. for 2 decades, I can tell you no team had a more diverse crowd than the Clippers.
    The very people Sterling violated with his vomit are the ones that made him rich.
    Now comes the tough questions: Are we going to hold all parties up to such standards?
    Kobe Bryant was only fined for his anti-gay slur last year during a game. Could he now be banned for a lifetime since the precedent has been set?
    If the NBA is going to become the moral sports leader he must next time.
    But that is a different story for a different time.
    Now we know that Adam Silver understands what is right and what is wrong. He understood that allowing Sterling to stay would set the league back at least 35-40 years.
    We all know times have changed, the world has changed and the games we play have changed.
    It is good to see that Silver understands that and is willing to make sure his league is really ready to change.
    No, you can’t change the hatred one spews from his mouth, but you sure can take away his microphone.
    Sterling’s silence will be golden.

April 29, 2014   No Comments

Scandal: Tales And Dollar Bills

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V. Stiviano, formerly known as María Vanessa Perez, is the mistress behind the fall of Donald T. Sterling. Here’s a copy of the complaint filed by Rochelle Sterling (could she just go away too?), wife of the Donald.
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April 28, 2014   No Comments

Signs Of The Times

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The raging controversy revolving around Donald Sterling and his racist behavior is only beginning. Game 5 is Tuesday in L.A. and we’re expecting a zoo in and outside the arena.

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April 28, 2014   No Comments

Where Have We Heard This: Anti-Gay Measure Could Result In Super Bowl Loss

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    Arizona’s Jan Brewer, 1 of the biggest nitwit governors in America along with Oklahoma’s Mary Fallin, has a huge decision to make between now and Saturday. Brewer needs to veto an anti-gay legislation passed by the ReThugliKKKan-dominated body or risk losing next year’s Super Bowl game.
    It isn’t the 1st time either. Arizona, you probably remember, lost a Super Bowl (and we ain’t taking about the game but the Cardinals dropped 1 of those too) in 1990 when it refused to approve a holiday for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fortunately, we wonderful folks in Cali benefitted because the game was moved to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
    You’d think they wouldn’t let this happen again, particularly considering all of the money Super Bowl week pumps into a local economy, but Brewer and her ilk don’t play with a full deck.
    USA Today

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February 25, 2014   No Comments