Ah, the intrigue of pro sports. It will take years to figure out if
Turns out DeAndre Jordan's word is about as reliable as a 19-point second-half lead.
"Mommy, I don't want to play for Mr.
"No DeDe, it's OK, I'll still love you."
"Mommy, Should I go back to the
"To you and everyone else son, just ignore him."
"Mommy, CP3 is mean to me, and plus he never wins anything."
"It's OK, ask him to be nice, go be a Clipper, winning isn't everything."
The way the Clippers behaved in the DeAndre Jordan signing made me think
Ralph S. Brax
DeAndre Jordan's free-agency saga is a good lesson in Business 101: 1. A deal is not a deal until both parties sign on the dotted line. 2. In today's world, emojis mean more than a handshake or a promise.
Perhaps this is what Steve Ballmer was referring to when he said the Clippers were "hard-core."
Mark Cuban, apparently one of the two owners responsible for having the
As a cinephile, Mark Cuban must be wondering how "My Dinner With DeAndre" turned into Spike Lee's "Do the Wrong Thing."
William David Stone
The real reason DeAndre Jordan decided to stay with the Clippers is that he couldn't live without wearing that sporty new Etch-A-Sketch logo jersey!
DeAndre Jordan's change of heart may have been the best career move for him. Temperamental players have not fared too well in Dallas. Go ask
Howard J. Kern
But alas, I fear the league is backing a loser.
Now if we can somehow convince DeAndre to shoot his free throws underhanded, all will be perfect once again.
Jim B. Parsons
Across the hall ...
The Lakers opted out of a $9-million contract with
Had to chuckle when reading Mike Bresnahan's comment on
I hope Kobe saw it. As one who thrives on challenges, the super-competitive Kobe just got all the incentive he needs for another All-Star season.
Thanks, Mike. Keep up the good work.
Palos Verdes Estates
C'mon, Bill Plaschke, give the Lakers a break. They won five titles in the first 11 years of this century and you're bellyaching because they had a couple of down years? These aren't the Knicks.
What a kick!
The U.S. Women's soccer team again showed why America loves it more than many men's sports. With a bow to Letterman, here are the top five reasons why:
5. The women don't change countries via free agency or wake up one day and decide to "take their talents to South Beach."
4. The women don't hold out from playing in order to renegotiate their contract or renege on an offer to another team.
3. The women actually play their sport, avoiding the who-can-have-more-tattoos or silly hair competitions.
2. The women don't flop.
1. The women win!
I was one of the 26 million watching the U.S. women defeat Japan on Sunday and aside from the swell of pride I felt at the tremendous accomplishment, and that unreal half-field goal by
It would be great to see Kobe Bryant go out as a champion, the way
It's fitting that
Except for that ...
So I see that Alfred E. Mattingly recently opined that the
Yes, and I hear Mrs. Lincoln loved the play, ahem, "other than the ending."
I just saw the list of
After seeing that a rookie hitting .234 was chosen for the All-Star game by the players,
And stay out
Kudos to the Rose Bowl folks for snubbing the NFL. As an Angels fan with a major in baseball and a minor in UCLA football who doesn't need the NFL, I'm fine with L.A. being the Snub-Hub Center!
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