| Apr 9, 2013
| 9:12 PM
Blake Griffin and I were discussing the statue that one day will be standing outside Staples Center.
As we talked, we struggled initially to make a connection.
Bless his big heart, it wasn't until he realized we were talking about him rather than a...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 10:15 PM
The Clippers are in trouble.
They got their 50th win of this storybook season Wednesday night, a franchise record, but internal problems seriously threaten their chances for extraordinary postseason success.
The feel-good Clippers are gone, with...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 9:56 PM
After 12 NBA seasons and with a firm reputation as a pure shooter, Clippers guard Jamal Crawford tried something during the off-season he had never done before.
He practiced shooting.
It's astonishing to think that Crawford, who is the NBA's career...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 11:20 PM
The Lakers and Clippers will play many dramatic, high-caliber games against each other this season and will bring fans at Staples Center to their feet with a parade of dunks and alley-oops and the sheer brilliance of their superstar-stuffed lineups....
| Oct 28, 2012
| 5:00 AM
It's the most anticipated NBA season in Los Angeles history, so what are we waiting for?
Oct. 30 — The Lakers defeat the Dallas Mavericks by 55 points in the season opener. At least, this is the rumor. Nobody actually sees the game after it is...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 11:16 PM
The world as Lakers fans know it ending because their heroes apparently will need time to adjust, I thought I would check with someone who went through the same thing a year ago.
But what a difference in producing instant pizzazz, Chris Paul doing the...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 1:16 PM
The Clippers stayed in-house and named Gary Sacks, a longtime player personnel and scouting executive, as their vice president of basketball operations to succeed the departed Neil Olshey.
Sacks is entering his 19th season with the Clippers and spent the...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 10:32 PM
I'm going to gush here, the local columnist going homer on you again as I do so often.
Obviously I won't be writing about the Lakers.
Instead this is going to be an ode to a great friendship, and how two incredible players would rather praise each other...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 11:15 PM
I worry Charles Barkley might have the Clippers pegged correctly as "fool's gold."
Good to know, though, Barkley has already pronounced the Lakers goners, and here they were Wednesday night pulling a Lazarus while Utah was digging a hole for itself....
| Feb 21, 2013
| 11:17 PM
I'm thinking the best place for Dwight Howard's statue outside Staples is right beside Oscar De La Hoya's 7-foot likeness.
That way they can keep the guys together who have been beaten up the most in the building.
De La Hoya was 0-1 in Staples and so...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 10:42 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Clippers' biggest sweetheart needs to get nastier.
Drive to the basket as if his defender has just made a Kardashian joke.
Use his superior length to bury teams under a flurry of floaters.
Stop passing up shots instead of...