Category Archives: Blake Griffin

Chasing DeAndre Jordan

We knew we might be too late so I opened full throttle on Steve Ballmer’s private jet Wednesday afternoon. Our reports, confirmed by U.S. military satellites, proved that Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and ace recruiter and forward Chandler Parsons had already arrived in Houston in a piper cub, not as obscurely as they’d hoped, and […]

Also posted in Basketball, Chris Paul, Dallas, DeAndre Jordan, Doc Rivers, Houston, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Clippers, Mark Cuban, Microsoft, Steve Ballmer

Letter to my Cable Company

Dear Cable Company, Please excuse me for annually asking you to send a technician to upgrade my service from a “limited-basic” menu of twenty-one channels to the still-merely-“basic” package of seventy-five, and then a few months later recalling your cable guy, always a different one, to climb the telephone pole in my back yard and […]

Also posted in Advertisements, Alaska, Basketball, Commercials, George Thomas Clark, Glenn Beck, Internet, Jerry Springer, Media, Sarah Palin, Television

Clippers Carve Kings during Thanksgiving Feast

On Thanksgiving night I made my first visit to Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles since New Year’s Day when the defending-champion Lakers hosted an aroused and hot-shooting group of young Sacramento Kings who would’ve prevailed if Kobe Bryant, with customary flair, hadn’t swished a three-point jumper a millisecond before the final horn. The capacity […]

Also posted in Basketball, Demarcus Cousins, Eric Gordon, Gavin Maloof, Joe Maloof, Las Vegas, Lebron James, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Michael Jordan, Oscar Robertson, Sacramento, Sacramento Kings, Tyreke Evans

The Battle for LeBron James

I am most grateful for the passion and wealth focused on me since puberty and, particularly, in the delirious days since long-yearned-for free agency has given me the opportunity to bestow my interplanetary style of basketball on a new metropolis where fans will also call me King James. The President of the United States is […]

Also posted in Basketball, Chicago, Cleveland, Gavin Maloof, Joe Maloof, Lebron James, Los Angeles, New York City, Sacramento, Tyreke Evans

Basketball and More in Las Vegas

As summer school ground toward conclusion in late June I was anxious to get a break from teaching and spend hours a day writing in my office at home.  I tried to do so and some days did but what I hadn’t remembered, though it happens every year this time, was I also needed release […]

Also posted in Art Galleries, Basketball, Brock Lesnar, Eric Gordon, Fedor Emilianenko, Gambling, George Thomas Clark, Las Vegas, Liberace, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Mixed Martial Arts, Music, Nevada, Russell Westbrook, Sacramento Kings, Travel, Tyreke Evans, Wayne Newton