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Category Archives: Kobe Bryant

New Review of “Basketball and Football”

We’re Proud to Present this New Review of Basketball and Football “As a guy who coached in the NBA, I enjoyed the basketball stories very much. Clark certainly has a good feel for the game.” Jerry Reynolds Former coach of the Sacramento Kings March 20, 2020 For thirty-five years Jerry Reynolds has been a warm […]

Also posted in Basketball, Basketball and Football, Donald Rogers, George Thomas Clark, Jerry Reynolds, Lebron James

Tom & Jesse Podcast #2 – Campaign 2020, Kobe Bryant

Tom and Jesse Podcast #2 – In today’s podcast we talk about the presidential primary, Donald’s Trump’s upcoming visit to Bakersfield, Melania’s emergence as a fundraiser, the coronavirus, and we remember Kobe Bryant. CLICK HERE FOR PODCAST

Also posted in Amy Klobuchar, Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Melania Trump, Pete Buttigieg, South Carolina, Tom & Jesse Podcast

BASKETBALL AND FOOTBALL – On Sale

In a rousing trip through the worlds of Basketball and Football, George Thomas Clark explores the professional basketball league in Mexico, the Herculean talents of Wilt Chamberlain, the difficulties and humor of attempting to play basketball in middle age, and observes that coaching at Caltech can be more painful than studying all night for a […]

Also posted in Basketball, Basketball and Football, Football, George Thomas Clark, O.J. Simpson, Wilt Chamberlain

5-Star Review for “Basketball and Football”

I would like to thank Lance Smith, the Sports Book Guy, one of the top reviewers of sports books in the nation, for his kind words about my most recent book, “Basketball and Football.” Sports Book Guy Lance Smith January 20, 2018 “With one of the simplest titles for a sports book, ‘Basketball and Football’ […]

Also posted in Basketball, Basketball and Football, Football, George Thomas Clark, Lebron James, O.J. Simpson

“Basketball and Football” is Published

In a rousing trip through the worlds of Basketball and Football, George Thomas Clark explores the professional basketball league in Mexico, the Herculean talents of Wilt Chamberlain, the difficulties and humor of attempting to play basketball in middle age, and observes that coaching at Caltech can be more painful than studying all night for a […]

Also posted in Basketball, Basketball and Football, Bill Walsh, Donald Rogers, Football, George Thomas Clark, John Wooden, Kevin Durant, Kristaps Porzingis, Kyrie Irving, Lebron James, O.J. Simpson, Stephen Curry, Wilt Chamberlain

Jackson Pursues Porzingis

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football”

Also posted in Basketball, Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis, Latvia, Michael Jordan, New York, New York Knicks, Phil Jackson, Scottie Pippin, Shaquille O'Neal

Kobe Decides

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football”

Also posted in Bakersfield, D'Angelo Russell, Jerry West, Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Lakers, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal

Coaching Kobe Bryant

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football”

Also posted in Basketball, Byron Scott, D'Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers

The Las Vegas Lakers

Have to admit, I don’t sit courtside when I go to Lakers games in Staples Center. I suppose I could once a year, if I find two tickets, but it would lighten me a month’s salary, so I sit up about twenty rows and that isn’t cheap either but is doable a few times a […]

Also posted in Basketball, D'Angelo Russell, Jack Nicholson, James Worthy, Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Lakers, Movies

Jittery Jackson

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football”

Also posted in Basketball, Kristaps Porzingis, Michael Jordan, New York City, Phil Jackson, Philadelphia, Scottie Pippin, Shaquille O'Neal

Clueless Kobe Bryant

Clueless Kobe Bryant yesterday cursed teammates for being inadequate and responsible for the Lakers losing most of their games. Kobe’s got it wrong. He’s the problem, and his compulsive gunning and low shooting percentage are why the Lakers are struggling. While Kobe hits an appalling 39 percent from the floor, most of his teammates are […]

Also posted in Basketball, Los Angeles Lakers

Einstein Calculates Kobe

This story is in the collection “Basketball and Football”

Also posted in Albert Einstein, Basketball, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Lakers, Nuclear Weapons, Physics, World War II

Courtside in Las Vegas

He’s the master of smooth jump shooting. He’s a shrewd passer and disruptive long-armed defender. He’s the player who hits shots when it matters. He’s Mr. Clutch, Jerry West, man in the NBA logo. He’s also the legend whose 1960s Los Angeles Lakers lose several times in the finals to the Boston Celtics of supernatural […]

Also posted in Basketball, Bazooka Limon, Boston Celtics, Jerry West, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Las Vegas, Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Pat Riley, Shaquille O'Neal

Basketball in Downtown Los Angeles

Trust yourself. You’ve been to the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles many times, so you know you’re walking the right way, south on Figueroa Street a couple of blocks to the arena. Okay, then. Where is it? It’s got to be there. They haven’t moved a building holding almost twenty thousand people, have they? […]

Also posted in Basketball, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson, Tyreke Evans

Pistons Pound Lakers into New Era

Don’t dare claim you knew the Detroit Pistons were going to kick the stuffing out of the Los Angeles Lakers, not unless you’ve got it in writing and notarized by at least three solemn souls.  You couldn’t have known a seven to one underdog was going to pound Hollywood’s favorite team, and pride of NBA […]

Also posted in Basketball, Jerry Buss, Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson, Shaquille O'Neal