It really is a bizarro world among L.A.'s
Now it's the free-falling Lakers who are pining for James while the Clippers roll their eyes amid their latest free-agent acquisition.
Former All-Star forward
Orchestrating it all has been Clippers Coach
"I don't know if we're going to make it the destination," Rivers said, "but we want it to be one of them. That's our goal."
They're off to a great start under Rivers.
Stephen Curry and
You might have thought otherwise reading a recent ESPN.com story about league executives being open to the idea, with Tom Haberstroh reporting that Rod Thorn, the NBA's president of basketball operations, said a four-point line had "come up" during internal discussions.
League spokesman Tim Frank told Bleacher Report, in essence, that the story was
"No one at the NBA, nor the competition committee, has had any serious conversations about increasing the size of the floor or adding a four-point line," Frank said. "Rod Thorn and Kiki Vandeweghe were entertaining a line of questioning about out-of-the-box ideas and ESPN.com chose to make a story that doesn't exist."
Not that it didn't make for some entertaining conversation around the league, with players and coaches discussing how far away from the basket a four-point line should exist and who would be allowed to take such a shot. Count the Clippers'
"I would give Crawford the green light," Rivers said, "if they instituted a seven-point shot."
Leave it to the franchise that brought us the ghastly Pierre the Pelican mascot to top itself with an even more frightening creation: King Cake Baby.
The oversized infant who waddled onto the court this week inside the Smoothie King Center, complete with an ill-fitting bib and diaper, is supposed to represent the
Maybe, but we suspect even
Like the original Pierre the Pelican, King Cake Baby desperately needs a makeover. Unfortunately, there's not much that can be done for those who have had the misfortune of having its image seared into their minds.