Eventually, your little brother grows up. Sometimes, he turns out to be bigger than you’d expected.
The old adage “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.” doesn’t hold nearly as much water in sports as “If you can’t join ‘em, beat ‘em.”. The Los Angeles Clippers seem to be bent on the latter as they’ve begun a pattern of trying to best their Staples’ Center counterparts, and in doing so, make themselves into a perennial contender.
This episode Nick and Gabe talk about what Kyrie Irving is doing on and off the court (but mainly what he’s doing off the court) as well as some shakeups in Cleveland and Los Angeles. Other points of interest include a retrospective look at All-Star Weekend and current standings in the league! Lots of jokes in this one, consider yourself warned. Continue reading →
Wow! We had a monster night last night! All our picks hit! Thank you D’Angelo Russell and Andrew Wiggins. After last night’s insanely heavy, stacked, crazy night, we only have two games to work with. So let’s see what we can come up with!
With so many moving parts ahead of the trade deadline, the Miami Heat entered Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers shorthanded. Only eight Heat players were dressed. Miami pushed to an early 12-point lead against the Clippers but eventually ran out of steam. The Heat would go on to lose the game 128-111. Miami’s record is now 34-16 for the season.
The Miami Heat suffered their second home loss of the season. This time against another LA team in the Los Angeles Clippers. After building an early 15-point lead, the Heat found themselves playing from behind thanks to a rough third quarter. Miami’s season record is now at 31-14. Continue reading →
It’s almost December and at this point, the NBA season has shown what teams came to play to start the season and those that didn’t. It’s no debate who some of the top teams are in the league right now and who needs to reevaluate their approach before it’s too late. Here’s where the teams that have gotten off to a marvelous start rank. Continue reading →
HAPPY THANKSGIVING HOOPS FAMILY!!!! We are already heading into week six of the NBA season and the play on the court couldn’t be better. The season is starting to take shape and we will dive into the best games of the upcoming week to keep on your radar. The last week of November basketball is here and it’s no looking back as we get into December and the games really starting to count. Continue reading →
Welcome Back Hoop Heads!!! We are already into the fifth week of the NBA season and we can see some teams already distancing themselves from the rest of the pack. The standings should start taking more shape as we grow closer to December and beyond.
The Pacific Division is set to look very different after one of the biggest offseasons in NBA history completely shifted the league balance. The division went from one of the decent divisions in the NBA to the most competitive in a very quick period of time. Here’s an outlook at the division. Continue reading →
The NBA season is less than a month away and after all the offseason craziness everyone is itching to see how some of the new-look teams will fare. The Los Angeles Clippers held Media Day for the press yesterday to showcase some of their new players in Clipper threads especially big free agent signings Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. The players talked to the media in pairs yesterday here’s what some of them said. Continue reading →
Gabe flies solo this week but invites Justin Doyle (@JustinRobDoyle) to come on the air and talk shop about the NBA. Justin and Gabe talked Celtics, GOATs, and the state of basketball in Florida so this is an episode you don’t want to miss! We also discuss the western conference and how it could prove to be different than we anticipate. Don’t forget to subscribe, rate the show, and tell your best friend about the podcast! Continue reading →
Is it too farfetched to put all your faith in Kawhi “Fun Guy” Leonard to bring the Los Angeles Clippers their first NBA championship? After all, he was one more errant bounce away in his final shot from losing the series against the Philadelphia 76ers and this wasn’t even the Eastern Conference Finals. I heard many different people say during his free agency that wherever Kawhi goes, a championship will follow but is that fair? Is it fair to put all your eggs in one basket? Continue reading →
July 5th, 2019 will go down as one of the wildest days for the state of California in history. Coming off its second earthquake in as many days, the NBA’s prime summer league game between Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans verse R.J. Barrett and the New York Knicks was stopped and ultimately suspended because of safety concerns due to the earthquake. Who would have guessed an earthquake stopping a Las Vegas summer league would have been only the third biggest NBA story of the day!
After what has proven to be the longest and most overblown free agency decision in years, if ever, Kawhi Leonard, Friday night finally made his decision. Leonard signed for Los Angeles and not the LA team most of the world is familiar with. In a decision that left media pundits, social media and the world in hysteria. Leonard signed with the Los Angeles Clippers in what can be described as stunning fashion. Continue reading →
Early this morning, it was confirmed by Adrian Wojnarowski that Kawhi Leonard has chosen to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers, spurning the rival Los Angeles Lakers and the defending champion Toronto Raptors. Later that same minute, Wojnarowski reported that the Oklahoma City Thunder are trading Paul George to L.A. for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Gallinari, five first-round picks, and swap rights for two other draft picks.
One of the most highly anticipated off-seasons in NBA history is in full force. Tonight at 6 p.m. on June 30th is the unofficial official start of NBA free agency. Some mighty large names will be available on the open market to sign for any organization they so desire. Below is a list of names that are free agents and teams who own the most cap space to go wrestling for a player that can join their respective squads.
Corey Maggette was a hyper-athletic wing player that feasted on his ability to get the basket, draw contact, and ultimately the free throw line. This would not only help become a perennial scorer during his time in the NBA but also lead to him earning one of the more interesting nicknames in sports history. Continue reading →
First, there was Magic Johnson abruptly stepping down from his front office position. Then, there was the coaching stall with Lebron James’ former coach Tyronn Lue, who reportedly turned down the Lakers’ three-year $18 million offer. What’s even crazier is the idea that the Lakers should trade Lebron James, who doesn’t have a no-trade clause in his contract. Continue reading →
He has gone from being a bench warmer for the Houston Rockets, to being one of the most important players for the Los Angeles Clippers.
Montrezl Harrell was born in Tarboro, North Carolina. He attended North Edgecombe High School, where he was the star player. After high school, he was prepping for a year at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia. He led that team to a 38-1 record, averaging 25.2 points and 13.6 rebounds per game. Continue reading →
The Los Angeles Clippers are currently sitting in 8th place in the Western Conference. Clippers are 5-5 in their last ten games. After trading Tobias Harris, many people thought Clippers would tank and look forward to next season with a higher draft pick, two max roster slots, possibly landing the likes of Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant. But, with the team, they have now, led by Lou Williams, alongside Danilo Gallinari, Montrezl Harrell, and Patrick Beverley, the Clippers can still compete and be the dark horse team that makes the playoffs as the 8th seed.
The Los Angeles Clippers squared off against the Charlotte Hornets. Los Angeles would come away with the 117-115 victory thanks to a Tobias Harris buzzer beater. Harris would have 34 points while going 13-of-21 from the field as well as making six three-pointers.
The latest entry in the Lakers–Clippers rivalry was an exciting one. Though this was a back and forth game for much of the first half, the Lakers began pulling away in the third quarter. The Lakers would jump out to a 14-point lead thanks to a three-pointer from Lance Stephenson with 45 seconds in the period. Montrezl Harrell would cut the Lakers lead to 12 off of a layup for the final points of the third quarter.
The NBA trade deadline is just around the corner and the rumor machine is on fire. While most teams won’t make a deal, each will consider many options between now and the February 7th deadline. In a six part series, I will provide one trade each NBA team should consider making between now and the trade deadline. The Pacific division is up next and here is a trade each team should make. Be sure to check out the previous parts on the the Northwest division, Southeast division, Central division and Atlantic division.
The Los Angeles Lakers had another gruesome week. They went 1-2 last week, the one win coming on Sunday against the Phoenix Suns. Good news and bad news for the Lakers. The good news was that Rajon Rondo returned to action; however, Kyle Kuzma did not play on Thursday or Sunday due to a hip injury.
As the All-Star weekend approaches, I wanted to tell you which players deserve to be in the All-Star game who didn’t get the votes they should have. I will select one player from the Western Conference and one player from the Eastern Conference and want to hear who you guys think deserves an All-Star spot that is not getting the votes they should be getting.
After a drama-filled week for the Dallas Mavericks‘ fans, Dennis Smith Jr. checked back in for the first time in five games last night against the Clippers. As few had predicited, DSJ didnt miss a beat in his return, going for 17 PTS, 8 REB, and 4 AST. Although reports have suggested tenison has been high in the locker room, Smith Jr. showed no evidence to validate those beliefs, orchestrating the Dallas offense with regularity. Head coach Rick Carlisle had high praise for the 21-year-old upon his return: ”I thought he was great, just really tremendous, and everything we needed: speed, attacking, shot-making, a couple of amazing assists,” Carlisle said. ”It has been tough for him, being away from his teammates, and he played one of his best games since he has been here.”
For anybody who read my DeMarcus Cousins piece on TheScorecrow, available here, they would know that I believe he is not as big of an asset to the Warriors as analysts make him seem. In my debut article, I asserted my idea that Cousins’ Achilles injury may render him almost futile to the Golden State Warriors organization. With Boogie making his debut for Golden State against the Clippers on January 18 with 14 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists in 15 minutes, this follow-up piece will substantiate or negate the predictions I previously made about him six months ago.
The Los Angeles Clippers seem to have cooled off after a hot start to the season but are still exceeding expectations because of people, including myself, completely writing them off. It’s still a young season and these Clippers haven’t handled adversity well, especially when Lou Williams went down with an injury so it still remains to be seen if they can really compete for a playoff spot in the Wild, Wild West.
This week on player spotlight we are taking a closer look at another Clipper player who should be getting All-Star consideration this season Tobias Harris. The 26-year-old dual threat forward out of Tennessee is having a career season in his 8th season in the league.
The LeBron-less Lakers lost a tough game last night in Sacramento. They could redeem themselves with a win tonight against the Clippers, but it will not be easy. Before the season began, Clipper guard Lou Williams was asked who the best team in LA is, he said, “I mean, the Lakers ain’t beat us since I’ve been on the Clippers,” Williams tells TMZ Sports. “So, record-wise, yeah, we are the better team in L.A. until they prove it”. Later on, Patrick Beverley said, “I’ll tell y’all right now, we are the best team in L.A. for sure”.
This week the spotlight is shining on Clippers fourth-year forward Montrezl Harrell. It has been a breakout season for Montrezl after signing a two-year deal worth $12 million this past offseason. The 25-year-old Harrell is averaging 15 ppg and 6 rpg in his second season with the Clippers after being apart of the CP3 (Chris Paul) trade last off-season.
Welcome Back, hoop heads! We are already into the third week of December and the NBA season, for most teams, is already beginning to take shape for better or worse. Some teams are still fighting the injury bug and others are just losing the fight. We take a deeper look into some of the must-see game this week as we get ready for a slew of games Christmas Day.
If it is possible for an NBA conference to be drunk (and hey, this season has not exactly been short of bizarre moments), then the West, in all its drama and unpredictability, is absolutely plastered at the moment. With a mere 6.5 games separating the top fourteen teams, everyone besides the pitiful Phoenix Suns look set to contend for the eight postseason spots. There have been shocks galore and, with the standings so close, almost every game out west is highly-entertaining.
Happy Holidays basketball fans! We are moving along in this NBA season and are already in week 6. Some teams’ seasons are taking shape the way we thought they would, while others are headed in a totally unexpected direction. Could this be the week that they put together some wins and get back on track? Let’s take a look at some of the most intriguing match-ups.
Basketball fans! We are back with another preview of some of the must-see games of the week all in one place for you. We have had a huge trade happen over the weekend as you know as Jimmy Butler heads back to the Eastern Conference to the 76ers. Keep an eye out this week to see how the Timberwolves look now with all this behind them.
The Los Angeles Clippers have been quietly playing good basketball. They are currently 4-2, including wins against the Thunder and the Rockets (twice). This team plays with a lot of heart, led by Patrick Beverley’s defense and Tobias Harris‘ and Lou Williams‘ offense. They have been finding ways to win games.
The Los Angeles Clippers finished 42-40 last year and missed the playoffs by five games. They were one of the best non-playoff teams in the league. With the moves they made, can they get back to the playoffs?
The Minnesota Timberwolves were a mess organizationally especially with team chemistry last year and it has caused Jimmy Butler to officially declare he wants out of Minnesota. The Timberwolves only have money left for one big payday, which was being debated on being given to Butler or Karl-Anthony Towns.
A little over a year ago, Kawhi Leonard had it all. Entering the 2017 playoffs, the San Antonio Spurs forward was considered the best two-way player in basketball and seemed destined assume the mantle as the leader of the most successful franchise in the NBA since the turn of the century. When he averaged 27.8 points per game on 52% shooting through the opening two rounds of the postseason, everything was going according to plan.