Want to know more about the Lakers, Clippers and the NBA beyond the stories, box scores and tweets?
Full-Court Text gives you the opportunity to receive text messages and interact with Times NBA national beat writer Dan Woike.
You’ll get exclusive, behind-the-scenes insights on the league, your favorite teams and players.
Dan Woike on what you can expect
Here’s what you get: I’ll share with you story ideas, when I hear about new information, observations from some of the NBA scouts, players, coaches and executives that I trust most — the people I talk to when I try to bring you the best stories about what’s going on in the league.
Here’s what I get out of this: A whole bunch of phone numbers that I don’t have to explain to my wife.
But seriously, I love talking basketball. I do it on the radio. I do it on Twitter. I do it on TV. I do it with my friends. Now, thanks to Full-Court Text, I get to do it with L.A. Times’ readers. We’ll touch base a handful of times each week and discuss everything going on in the league, giving you a direct line to me for all your observations, opinions and questions about what could be the most exciting NBA season in Los Angeles ever.
Sign up and let’s get texting.
The 411 on Full-Court Text
What’s the difference between this and Twitter?
This is more of an immediate, in-depth, behind the scenes look at developments with the Lakers, Clippers and the rest of the NBA coupled with Dan’s commentary. While Twitter can be a megaphone for the masses, Full-Court Text is an intimate conversation between die-hard fans.
It gives you the chance to interact directly with a Times reporter to ask questions and share opinions. Dan will take these with him to his interviews and games and might pass it on. He is also interested in hearing what you think would be an interesting story for The Times to write.
As the community of users grows, Dan will be able gauge what interests fans the most about the NBA. Basically, this gives you a chance to interact with Times reporter directly in a private message and tell him what you want to know while getting an inside look at the NBA, its teams and players.
Will other people see my phone number or messages?
No one else using the service will see your phone number or messages. Only Dan and his team will see responses and questions from group members.
What will Dan do with my responses and questions?
Dan and his team read every response and question. He might reply to questions or present questions from the Full-Court Text group to people he’s interviewing before sharing the response in either a text or an article.
Will I be bombarded by text messages from the group?
No. While Dan’s messages are sent to everyone in the group, every response from individual group members will only go back to Dan and his team.
Does this service cost anything?
The SMS service will be free during the trial period. Standard SMS rates through your mobile carrier also will apply.
What if I don’t like it?
Text us your feedback so we can improve. You can opt out anytime by texting STOP.