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Category Archives: Los Angeles Clippers

Jerry West Assesses the Kings

I advise the Clippers and generally don’t share my insights publicly but suppose it’s all right to tell you I like the Kings, especially De’Aaron Fox, who speeds past more defenders than anyone in the league. He’s also been hitting his jumpers and threes. Right, I know his outside shooting’s cooled off recently. Last five […]

Also posted in Dave Joerger, De'Aaron Fox, Depression, Jerry West, Los Angeles Lakers, Marvin Bagley, Phil Jackson, Sacramento Kings

Jerry West Watches the Lakers

At the Lakers third game this season, against the Spurs, I turned in my courtside seat, pulled out my mini-binoculars and spotted Jerry West standing in a luxury box. I hustled upstairs, twice used a counterfeit pass to trick security guards, and reached the hallowed door on which I knocked. A starlet opened up, and […]

Also posted in Basketball, DeMar DeRozan, Gregg Popovich, Jerry West, Josh Hart, LaMarcus Aldridge, Lebron James, Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio, Wilt Chamberlain

Lamar Odom to the Hoop

This story appears in the collection “In Other Hands”

Also posted in Alcohol, Basketball, Cocaine, Depression, Lamar Odom, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Lakers, Marijuana, Mental Health, Nicotine, Prostitution

Chasing DeAndre Jordan

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football”

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

New Owner of Clippers

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football”

Also posted in Adam Silver, Basketball, Donald Sterling, Los Angeles, Racism, V. Stiviano

Donald Sterling Speaks

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football”

Also posted in Adam Silver, Basketball, Charles Barkley, Donald Sterling, Los Angeles, NBA, Racism, V. Stiviano

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, Blake Griffin, Demarcus Cousins, Eric Gordon, Gavin Maloof, Joe Maloof, Las Vegas, Lebron James, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Lakers, Michael Jordan, Oscar Robertson, Sacramento, Sacramento Kings, Tyreke Evans

Basketball and More in Las Vegas

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football”

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