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Fresh update on "clippers" discussed on Premium Hoops
"Kind of the ethos of this of this group. It's just you know everybody made the jets when when they hired nat. He does think all they're going to be the vibes team. He's the vibe curator which were totally spot on by the way. I don't think it goes and he's you know he's obviously doing. His fair. share of xs knows and gain planning and stuff that seems like a pretty good video scouting team but Yeah i just i he. The vibes of that team are pretty pretty impeccable. They were throughout the year. So it's it's really interesting. They maintained that part. I think what made them so alluring for me when i first started covering them just you know the the culture thing you know kinda stopped into the ground. I don't know if you ever saw that. But they would just stop talking about they suck up about it. Oh my god much better job of promoting it than the clippers. Did though 'cause like it's kind of funny like if you compare the two Like the clippers obviously trying to quote unquote takeover. La from the lakers And brooklyn really kind of combating little bit with the knicks for vying for supremacy of new york. I mean the nets were able to promote things. This way and the clippers are talking about. How many toilets during their new arena. So it's just like it's a very different brand mostly joking but yeah it's It's been interesting. The one of the things i want to talk about next though and i think what i'm i keep saying i'm most excited about. I'm just excited about everything like in looking at this team next year you go from and part of the reason. They struggled a little bit in the playoffs last year. The obviously due to injury. But outside of kevin nobody can handle the ball and really create anything from the perimeter in the playoffs. And now you add in patty mills and cam thomas. Where two guys that. I think really add a lot to this team I know. I mean. I did a lot of draft work. I wasn't like the highest on cam. Thomas but i also think that people got way too low on him. Yeah and he makes perfect sense for this brooklyn team And we'll talk about patty mills and a second to boy cam thomas Obviously very much. So just a complete bucket which i think has a negative connotation to normally belykh. That's the kind of guy that this team missed off the bench last year wasn't somebody you could say. Okay take the ball and make something happen and wanted to do. Yeah marchers wanted it. I take it was not a thing. And he's in the turkish. Lean our. where's yet he. Yeah he signed. I think he signed it on the turkish lee or something like that. It was that erlichs. Usda moscow the best guy. I really workout. But no. I'm psyched about cam thomas. When he could bring though. I think he's going to have a pretty sizable role on this team like..
LA Clippers to Announce Partnership During Groundbreaking for Intuit Dome
"Into. It's going to have a dome. Because steve bomber former microsoft ceo. Who owns the los angeles clippers clippers announced. They've got this brand new home. They're building starting in. I believe twenty twenty three and the naming rights have been purchased by into it so the clippers are going to be playing at the into it. Dome who doesn't want dome
Paul Pierce, Chris Bosh Among 16 Inducted Into Basketball Hall of Fame
"Talk about the basketball hall of fame. They celebrated the class of twenty twenty one on saturday. They were sixteen legends. That were inducted into the hall of fame among those people chris. Bosh paul pierce chris webber also bill russell the first black mba head coach Two-time ncw national champion villanova coach jay wright seven-time wnba star in two time olympic gold medalist yolanda griffith seven times. Wnba star and three-time wnba. Most valuable player lauren jackson. Those were among the people who were honored. And here is paul. Here's Talking about the teams passed on him. Coming out of college team. All american projected number two pick and so. I like to thank the clippers new cover grizzlies denver nuggets. Toronto raptors go to stay whereas dallas mavericks sacramento case philadelphia. Seventy sixers and walkie buck knives past. Thank you for passing on adding fuel to my
The History of US Presidential Transportation
"First us president of any sort to fly in an airplane was theodore roosevelt. It was rather short flight as airplanes at the time didn't have a very long range and it was probably one of the more dangerous. Flights ever attempted by president sitting or former come over after this short sightseeing flight. Us presidents didn't do any flying. It would be another thirty three years before an actual sitting. Us president would get on an airplane. The first airplane designated for presidential use was purchased in nineteen thirty three it was a douglas dolphin amphibious aircraft and it was operated by the us navy as there was no air force at the time. The co name. It was given was r d two. It could seat four passengers and there was a small sleeping compartment. The interior was custom made for presidential use with leather seats. It was stationed at the anacostia naval airbase in washington. Dc until nineteen thirty nine and during that time it was never once used by the president to be fair. Fdr was in a wheelchair and getting in and out of an airplane especially a small amphibious plane was probably something that he wasn't keen to do however he did eventually take a flight the very first airplane flight by a sitting. Us president took place on january. Eleventh nineteen forty-three when franklin roosevelt flew on. The dixie clipper was a commercial boeing. Three fourteen clipper which was operated by pan. Am he flew fifty five hundred miles to the casablanca conference in morocco to meet with winston churchill and charles de gaulle. The flight was done in three stages any flu rather than took a ship because it was considered safer than risking german u boats in the atlantic after the trip the army air force didn't want to rely on commercial airlines for presidential transportation. They proposed the president. Use a modified. C eighty seven liberator express heavy bomber. The plane was dubbed the guess where to when the secret service reviewed the safety record of the plane. They rejected it. For presidential use. The plane was used for carrying the first lady. Eleanor roosevelt however on a trip to latin america. But it never carried the president. The secret service then approved a douglas. C fifty four skymaster which was a transport plane used in the war. It was named the sacred cow ended. Had sleeping quarters are radiotelephone and a lift for getting roosevelt in and out of the plane in his wheelchair. The only time you used it was to travel to the yalta conference in february of nineteen forty five. This plane is on display at the museum. At the wright patterson air force base outside dayton
U.S. Officials Provided Taliban With Names of Americans
"Know why we're all a basket case because we're we have a suspicion. This is intentional. I don't believe for one minute that our military intelligence community is this inept. I don't believe i don't believe that. This is a surprise when biden is willing to stand up there and admit admit that we gave americans up to the terrorists. You have to recognize the intention of all of this you. What clippers that derek. Let's got play this clip for you. So you understand at of his own were out of his own mouth and of his own mouth. We've got the american president at the shame of this american president. Admitting that we may have handed names of americans to the taliban now let that sink in. He doesn't deny it here. He is not denying. This political report confirmed by fox news that this administration gave a kill list of americans to the taliban and there have been occasions when our military is contacted their military counterparts in the taliban and said this for example this buses coming through with x number people on it made up of the following group of people. We want you to let that bus or that group through so yes. There have been occasions like that. The best of my knowledge in those cases. The bulk of that has occurred. They've let through. But i can't tell you with any certitude that there's actually a list of names. There may have been. But i know of no circumstance that doesn't mean it's not didn't exist that here's the names of twelve people. They're coming let them through and could very well have happened. This is beyond just this man being a doddering old fool. This is nefarious. This is this is evil. That is that is an evil admission. You're gonna calendar taliban. You're you're going to count on the taliban how 'bout you get the americans out of the country before you pull the military
Minnesota Timberwolves Acquire Patrick Beverley From Memphis Grizzlies
"Clippers. Patrick beverley got traded to the minnesota timberwolves column clippers. S to the gatorade from the clippers to the grizzlies now the grizzlies to the wolves. Four one show. Earning gomez and jericho ver. I didn't think he was going to be on the christie's long and is waiting to see where rondos gonna play because you don't run run on. He didn't even get a hotel. He didn't even look memphis on google yet. He ain't going here okay. i don't care. I'll fake retirement. There's no chance
Clippers Trade Patrick Beverley, Rajon Rondo for Eric Bledsoe
"The clippers have reportedly acquired veteran guard. Eric bledsoe from the grizzlies. They will send patrick. Beverley rajon rondo and daniel otaru to memphis and the deal. This'll be bledsoe's second stint with the clippers. He was drafted by the team in two thousand ten and spent his first three seasons in la. This is mostly a money move. It saves clippers thirty million in luxury tax and it creates eight point three million traded player exemption that they will have a year to us so it gives them some flexibility moneywise bledsoe's going into his twelfth. Nba season the average twelve point. Two points three point four rebounds and three point eight assists per game last season with the pelicans. He was traded to the grizzlies before the draft in july. So think this is a good move overall. Money wise for the for the clippers. And you also get a good player and eric so people were kind of freaking out like us too much eric. What's it like. This is cleared up a lot of money with this. Also the way patrick. Beverley season ended with a clipper. That's something the way. Push chris. Paul the clippers organization his had a history of being not the classiest they now feel like a classy organization and that was a kind of a really bottom move. That was not it kind of felt like that was the end of the
Shannon Sharp: Kawhi Leonard Will Not Win a Championship for Clippers
"We have some big clippers news and even though there's no timetable set for his return we now know will be sticking around in la. Yesterday quiet agreed with the clippers to a four year deal. They player option. That is worth over. One hundred seventy six million according to ward so shannon will. He lead the clippers to championship. During this contrast this up look at it like this. Break it down like this. We do know that there's a likelihood that he's gonna miss some of the season this year. You're going to be some or is it going to be all. He missed fifteen games with thirty. Gave me say you know what guys. I'm gonna make sure totally healthy because this is what we know about learning history. He does not play hurt. So i'm gonna say this year. I'm gonna wash it up. He played on even though. I think there's a fifty fifty chance. He does play but he missed some games. You better hope. He doesn't play this year art. I wanted to play. I wouldn't i wouldn't play. It doesn't matter to me He we don't worry about we. Don't worry about the other squad but anyway so that's one year so he has two years left. Because the fourth option basically skip. That's an insurance policy. In case the need do give out on it. Because we know his history. He's had some issues over the last several years. That's called the time. I was gonna say they don't scale because i don't believe the nets. I don't believe we are walking out. Don't believe the lakers. I don't believe some of these other teams have some of the issues that they have now. When you signed when you have two guys on deals paul george and aqua leonard it becomes very difficult for you to fill out your roster with significant players basically. You're getting guys who mid level exceptions you guys taking the vet minimum.
Small Impacts Churning up Europas Surface
"And you study claims. Small comet meteoroid impacts on the jovian ice moon europa. Make the search for evidence of signs of life beyond earth far more difficult billions of years europa as experienced battering of impacts and as the surface of the icy moon. Churns youtube brought up to the service. Is that high. Energy electron radiation accelerated by jupiter. Scientists have been studying the likely effects of all these small impacts on europa's surface as they prepare to explore this system with abc upcoming europa clipper mission. And to look at the possibility of a feature land emission rope is of special interest to science because of its subsurface global ocean which lies beneath. It's thick ice crust this massive body of water at least three times more than the earth's oceans combined may have conditions suitable for life and this growing speculation that some of this water could be cpr under the surface. So what's the likely a fake of the accumulation of all these impacts from comets and media onto the jovian moon. surface will a new study in the journal. Nature astronomy has been calculating. Just how five down. This churning process called impact. Gardening may have disturbed. Europa's frozen christ. The study estimates at the surface of europa has been shown by smaller impacts to an average depth of around thirty centimeters and any molecules that my qualifies potential buyers signatures which includes chemical signs of life could be affected at that depth. That's because the impacts would churn material up to the surface where radiation could break down the bonds of any potential lodge delicate molecules generated by biology. Me well some material already on the surface will be pushed further downwards or it could be mixed with the subsurface further contaminating the scene. The study's lead author. Emily ca stellar from the university of hawaii says finding pristine chemical by signatures would require looking deep below this impact gardening zone because chemical by signatures in areas shallower than the sun may have been exposed to destructive radiation
NBA Rumors: Pelicans Plan to Hire Former Sixer Willie Green as Head Coach
"Head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans. So David Griffin has his next man to lead Zion Williamson. Last year. It was Stan Van Gundy the year before that it was Alvin Gentry. It's just now going to be the third head coach that Zion Williamson is going to have his third year in the league. Now, when you look at Willie Green Clearly has an extensive basketball background was in Philly, the Hornets in New Orleans. Atlanta. Play with the Clippers was with Orlando as a player the last few years, though, because just because you're a former player doesn't mean that you're going to be a great coach. You want to see what experience? Yes. Sometimes guys have a lot of experience. Sometimes guys have no experience. Willie Green was on the Golden State Warriors staff 2016 2019. And Is on the sun staff, too. Currently So this is someone That has been around the league now for a while. And Yeah. I don't know how
Kawhi Leonard Has Surgery to Repair Partial Tear of Right ACL
"Crazy breaking news. Kawhi Leonard had surgery for a partially torn ACL in a lot. That's not good explains a lot. Yeah never heard. I had never heard of an ACL injury that you know, didn't require surgery or wasn't some level of at are they're so hyper extent, hyper-extended knee injuries, and things like that. But the way they described that the ACL injury, I mean, I saw another kind of stuff that they were trying to play their, you know, you always have. I don't know what they're sending out mixed signals on injuries, especially in the playoff series. You know, is a guy going to play tonight. Is he not dead teams? Do that a lot, but it was always weird to me that an ACL injury was played, in a way that he could have possibly returned, cuz now surgery is going to knock him out at least. For part of next season and there's a guy that can become a free agent opting out this year. So you might have the Clippers in a situation here where they kind have to do that Katie thing and eat part of that first year just to keep them long time. And this is tougher guy who already was starting to deteriorate a little bit and it's lower. Body had to take a lot of load management days since 2017 with that injury against ZaZa. And, you know, was always kind of a guy that was dealing with something in terms of body. So this isn't going to help.
Billionaire Blastoff: The Rich Riding Own Rockets Into Space
"Galactic Sir Richard Branson will be onboard a spacecraft when it launches this Sunday. Two pilots and three other mission specialists will make up the crew. Branson's voyage aboard Virgin Ones. Galactic spaceship will come just nine days before fellow billionaire Jeff Bezoza, the former CEO of Amazon. Takes off for his own trip to the edge of space in one of his blue origin rockets. Sunday's launch will take place from what's known as Spaceport America in the New Mexico desert in the small town of Truth or Consequences. Officials in nearby UM, officials nearby Expect to see an economic boost of almost $400,000 as a result of the launch, and Los Angeles Clippers
Clippers' Patrick Beverley Suspended One Game for Shoving Suns' Chris Paul
"Also suspending Clippers guard Patrick Beverley for the first game of next season. That for shoving Chris Paul in the back during Western finals game number six, A few nights ago, Beverly ejected from a game where Phoenix went on to win and advance the finals. They will face the survivor. Of Milwaukee and Atlanta.
Chris Paul Leads Suns Past Clippers 130-103, Into NBA Finals
"Phoenix is Chris Paul scored forty one points in the sun's one thirty one oh three blowout win over the clippers earning Paul his first trip to the NBA finals in his sixteen year career teammate Devin Booker who scored twenty two in the game six clincher says he's thrilled about the all star point guard finally gets a shot at the championship I'm always happy about this first first on but you know I know what he's on the pursuit of ten you know we have the same understanding we don't talk about it much but we know we're trying to get to their son's left made it to the NBA finals back in nineteen ninety three mark Myers Los Angeles
WNBA Says 99% of Its Players Are Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19
"I felt during the time. There's a pause in sports. The most influential voices and solidarity amongst a union of individuals in sports happened in the wnba. And i wanna make sure. I shot out that league. Here's what is the only one that has announced that each of his coaches in each of his players have been vaccinated. They said ninety nine percent is one hundred ninety. Nine percent of their participants have been vaccinated. That's extremely impressive.
Gritty Clippers stave off elimination, beat Suns 116-102
"Paul George had a playoff career high forty one points including twenty in the third quarter the clippers staved off elimination and defeated the sons one sixteen one or two George added thirteen rebounds and six assists and he says there was a game they just had to have thriving this moment on we come together even more so in these moments Marcus Morris added twenty two for the clippers Devin Booker led the Suns with thirty one points the series now moves to Los Angeles Phoenix still hold the three game to two advantage George terror Phoenix
Portland Trail Blazers Name Chauncey Billups as Next Head Coach
"Hired Chauncey Billups is their next head coach. Billups has been an assistant with the Clippers since 2020 and played in the NBA from 1997 through 2014, making five All Star teams and winning the finals MVP with the 2004 Detroit Pistons championship team. Blazers fired Terry Stotts after finishing 42 30 and losing in the first round of the playoffs to the Denver Nuggets.
Suns Outlast Clippers 84-80, Take 3-1 Lead in West Finals
"The sun's head home with a three one series lead after beating the clippers in game four eighty four to eighty Chris Paul sealed it with five late free throws three wins on the series okay right now we do we can really do want to get one of these now we got to stay focused on you ready to go back to our crown Devin Booker scored twenty five points before fouling out the Andrea Ayton had nineteen with twenty two rebounds the clippers got twenty three points from Paul George but LA made only five of thirty one from three point land Phoenix is now a win away from reaching their first NBA finals since nineteen ninety three I'm mark Myers
L.A. Is Rumored to Be Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie’s Preferred Destination
"Dinwiddie, who missed almost all the season tours. A CL is interested in signing with the Clippers this offseason now believe he's got a $12 million out that with the Nets, which you'll undeniably exercise, you're gonna get a few bucks. The Clippers will be well above the salary cap next year. But there are some maneuvers that they can do to make the move work out. How valuable is a guy like then what he next season, especially coming off the injury? I think he's highly valuable. I think you'll get them because of the injury about 85, cents all the dollar It's not the injury. It's not an injury where There's such trepidation like, Oh, nobody comes back from this. It's a pretty straightforward recovery. One blast through it If you're diligent, so he'll be fine. I think he might be a little rusty and a little little hesitant and reluctant again, trusting his body like burrow. At the start. But if you get him on 80 cents on the dollar, you might have a guy who was really the second half of the season and the playoffs. Then would he can help you? I like Spencer, and I think he'll be. I think he'll be healthier sooner rather than later BTS. Let's not forget. He almost tried to like play in the postseason. They got her very early, right. So, um, I think he's fantastic. Especially coming off the bench. You need a, you know, an extra point guard a guy who can handle and score. He's that guy.
"clippers" Discussed on The Lead
"It felt like something was happening. . There is something about the emotion. . Past. . Was Now you've? ? Seen. . This isn't a story. . Be The athlete. . It stays with you. . There Sam first of all, , where are you right now I'm in the NBA bubble a new home away from home inside my hotel room and Casillas number to think twenty seven, , twenty two is the room number if anybody wants to. . Send packages or love one of the two <hes>. . But yeah, , this is this is why these days. . How has your bubble experience been so far to be honest committed it's gotten better. . The airport experience <hes> was felt more stressful than I thought it went I actually had to masks because the end ninety five that US was one of those that does not protect the other person. . So I put a cloth masks over that and then I ended up doing facial as well and it was the right move except man that first day travel psychologically I, , remember just getting. . Into, the , hotel room just going Oh, , boy that was the longest day of travel. . I've ever had because mentally you can't smile at people. . You can't talk to people that got me off to a tough start and then it's a nice room but the windows don't open you can't have a window open. . There's no balcony unfortunately, , the floor when I got here had not been cleaned so I would pay some walk and have bare feet in at the end of the. . Day My feet would be black and so that mentally can after four five, , six days you're sitting there going man I feel like I'm in this kind of dirty box. . The other stuff that the players have talked a lot about is that even if the accommodations are fairly nice, , it's just the psychological restriction and lack of freedom and knowing that you cannot go where you want to go. . You can go on a walk around the perimeter, , but if you go that. . Direction and if you even go ten feet past the perimeter, , you'll get seven days a quarantine. . You know the other stuff also as it's just the interpersonal relationships and the people that everybody left behind you know whether you have a family or a girlfriend or a boyfriend whatever it is all that stuff adds up to a pretty challenging landscape had a productive couple of days. I'm . going to carve out a little mental health time and there's a big pick ballgame happening. . This afternoon with me in a few writers. . I'm getting there. . Well. . So speaking of all of these challenges as in the bubble, , let's talk about this epic meltdown of the team, , a lot of people expected to at all the clippers. . mcnuggets Oregon on time La. . Twenty point lead with two ten remaining. . This is absolutely shocking. . What went wrong with the La Against Denver I think the broadview for me would be that we always felt like this team was potentially far too transactional if that makes sense. . Somebody the other day, , use the word mercenaries where it's kind of like I collide Leonard Paul. . George have a ton of talent and they looked very good for most of the regular season. . But in the bubble, , what you saw was a team that was still learning one another in a team that wants the pressure continued to be applied by these other very good playoff teams. . They did not have the fabric, , the togetherness that connectivity and leadership to get through that. . In Game Seven, , I sat about twenty feet away from the clippers bench and that meant that I watched a clippers bench that with around seven minutes to go and I think they were down around thirteen at the time they just completely look like they gave up. . This is what your best players got to elevate their game. . And the clippers have disappointed asphalt. . From the field. . Two points in the fourth quarter. . And frustrated, , the stock of the heads went down the talking stopped you had all of a sudden whereas earlier in the game there was a flood of support and clapping from guys on the bench and intensity and passion. . You had the golf clap clippers owner Steve bomber feeling like limber fans right now. . I am absolutely shocked. . Give this Denver Nuggets team a lot of credit. . have taken the fight away from the clippers. . deservedly. So . the leadership thing is what they need to analyse going forward because as amazing Kawhi is he's incredibly quiet. . We know that and Paul George I don't think has really ever found his leadership voice maybe that's just not the type of personality he is. . But if you compare them to that other team in La, , you know you've got a dude and Lebron whose so fogel and raise on Rhonda who sell vocal and I think if I had to pinpoint one of the biggest factors that kind of led to their demise I think it would be that. . <hes> you and our colleague Yvonne Boo reported on chemistry issues within the clippers back. . In January, , did you get the sense that those issues were still present inside the bubble? ? So I don't I wish I had a better pulse on that. . You Doc was kind of the main voice that I heard. . I went to to other practices where I would listen closely to what doc had to say, , and one thing that struck me was he would very candidly talk about how they were still learning each other as a team in the middle of the playoffs I look at the whole picture and I realize we haven't been together <hes> we haven't had a lot of time together. . So I get it. . You had the old guard, , the Lou, , Williams Pat Beverley mantras hair let group that did some pretty special things and the playoffs last year and was gritty and would play forty eight minutes a night if you wanted them to. . Now, , they tried to integrate with Choline Paul who came with the very different script and a very different style and combining the old and the new had its fits and starts, , and certainly in the end, , it seems like a lot of those things out. . Cherishing teams are. . The more chemistry for this group. . D, , better. . I think that's really the tell at a tape with the season just didn't have enough time together. . Paul George has been vocal about the mental toll of being in the bubble a couple of weeks ago. . Paul George talked about being in a dark place whatever. . The bubble got the best of me. . <hes> I was just in a dark place. . A really wasn't here. . I checked out and SAM. . You've gotten a taste of what it's like to be an isolation down there. . We've just talked about that. . Do you feel like Paul George and the clippers were maybe hit harder by the challenges of playing in this Environment Paul for sure I mean I applaud him for his willingness to speak openly about it, , and then only he knows where his head was at in the later part of the series but I'll never forget I mean right corner. . He shoots that three and it clicks off the backboard George. . Why office to side of the backboard left corner he barely draws rim on three George Corner three way off short. . Gets the rebound Paul George. . Now, , just to for ten from downtown they were more shook I don't know how to explain it than any NBA team I've ever seen in a crucial moment. . I've never seen anything like that. . So I don't know how Paul's State of mind came into play but I do think the clippers had a really hard time getting through all that stuff. . So Sam what comes next for the clippers, , they have a lot of strong personalities and obviously some divisions between them can they hold it together and be titled Favorites Again Next Year you know to be determined. . There's already a little bit of a growing sense or at least questions around the League of are they is there any chance they would think about blowing this out because you got to remember to why Paul signed deals they're up next summer they can get out and and when they came to the clippers. . People felt like it was unofficially you know a lifetime contract because those guys have the personal connection to the area but I think we're quickly getting reminded that if the basketball situation is not right and if their work life is negative, , then you absolutely can't rule out the possibility of them changing their minds. . Year and maybe sounding somewhere else you know the NBA rules are when you have a superstar a year away from free agency YOU'RE GONNA probably have to take those phone calls from other teams if you're not getting assurances and promises from those players that they're not going anywhere. . So they've got a lot of questions to have answered and it's going to be painful for them to watch this Lakers nuggets series knowing how close they came. .
"clippers" Discussed on The Lead
"There Sam first of all, where are you right now I'm in the NBA bubble a new home away from home inside my hotel room and Casillas number to think twenty seven, twenty two is the room number if anybody wants to. Send packages or love one of the two But yeah, this is this is why these days. How has your bubble experience been so far to be honest committed it's gotten better. The airport experience was felt more stressful than I thought it went I actually had to masks because the end ninety five that US was one of those that does not protect the other person. So I put a cloth masks over that and then I ended up doing facial as well and it was the right move except man that first day travel psychologically I, remember just getting. Into, the hotel room just going Oh, boy that was the longest day of travel. I've ever had because mentally you can't smile at people. You can't talk to people that got me off to a tough start and then it's a nice room but the windows don't open you can't have a window open. There's no balcony unfortunately, the floor when I got here had not been cleaned so I would pay some walk and have bare feet in at the end of the. Day My feet would be black and so that mentally can after four five, six days you're sitting there going man I feel like I'm in this kind of dirty box. The other stuff that the players have talked a lot about is that even if the accommodations are fairly nice, it's just the psychological restriction and lack of freedom and knowing that you cannot go where you want to go. You can go on a walk around the perimeter, but if you go that. Direction and if you even go ten feet past the perimeter, you'll get seven days a quarantine. You know the other stuff also as it's just the interpersonal relationships and the people that everybody left behind you know whether you have a family or a girlfriend or a boyfriend whatever it is all that stuff adds up to a pretty challenging landscape had a productive couple of days. I'm going to carve out a little mental health time and there's a big pick ballgame happening. This afternoon with me in a few writers. I'm getting there. Well. So speaking of all of these challenges as in the bubble, let's talk about this epic meltdown of the team, a lot of people expected to at all the clippers. mcnuggets Oregon on time La. Twenty point lead with two ten remaining. This is absolutely shocking. What went wrong with the La Against Denver I think the broadview for me would be that we always felt like this team was potentially far too transactional if that makes sense. Somebody the other day, use the word mercenaries where it's kind of like I collide Leonard Paul. George have a ton of talent and they looked very good for most of the regular season. But in the bubble, what you saw was a team that was still learning one another in a team that wants the pressure continued to be applied by these other very good playoff teams. They did not have the fabric, the togetherness that connectivity and leadership to get through that. In Game Seven, I sat about twenty feet away from the clippers bench and that meant that I watched a clippers bench that with around seven minutes to go and I think they were down around thirteen at the time they just completely look like they gave up. This is what your best players got to elevate their game. And the clippers have disappointed asphalt. From the field. Two points in the fourth quarter. And frustrated, the stock of the heads went down the talking stopped you had all of a sudden whereas earlier in the game there was a flood of support and clapping from guys on the bench and intensity and passion. You had the golf clap clippers owner Steve bomber feeling like limber fans right now. I am absolutely shocked. Give this Denver Nuggets team a lot of credit. have taken the fight away from the clippers. deservedly. So the leadership thing is what they need to analyse going forward because as amazing Kawhi is he's incredibly quiet. We know that and Paul George I don't think has really ever found his leadership voice maybe that's just not the type of personality he is. But if you compare them to that other team in La, you know you've got a dude and Lebron whose so fogel and raise on Rhonda who sell vocal and I think if I had to pinpoint one of the biggest factors that kind of led to their demise I think it would be that. you and our colleague Yvonne Boo reported on chemistry issues within the clippers back. In January, did you get the sense that those issues were still present inside the bubble? So I don't I wish I had a better pulse on that. You Doc was kind of the main voice that I heard. I went to to other practices where I would listen closely to what doc had to say, and one thing that struck me was he would very candidly talk about how they were still learning each other as a team in the middle of the playoffs I look at the whole picture and I realize we haven't been together we haven't had a lot of time together. So I get it. You had the old guard, the Lou, Williams Pat Beverley mantras hair let group that did some pretty special things and the playoffs last year and was gritty and would play forty eight minutes a night if you wanted them to. Now, they tried to integrate with Choline Paul who came with the very different script and a very different style and combining the old and the new had its fits and starts, and certainly in the end, it seems like a lot of those things out. Cherishing teams are. The more chemistry for this group. D, better. I think that's really the tell at a tape with the season just didn't have enough time together. Paul George has been vocal about the mental toll of being in the bubble a couple of weeks ago. Paul George talked about being in a dark place whatever. The bubble got the best of me. I was just in a dark place. A really wasn't here. I checked out and SAM. You've gotten a taste of what it's like to be an isolation down there. We've just talked about that. Do you feel like Paul George and the clippers were maybe hit harder by the challenges of playing in this Environment Paul for sure I mean I applaud him for his willingness to speak openly about it, and then only he knows where his head was at in the later part of the series but I'll never forget I mean right corner. He shoots that three and it clicks off the backboard George. Why office to side of the backboard left corner he barely draws rim on three George Corner three way off short. Gets the rebound Paul George. Now, just to for ten from downtown they were more shook I don't know how to explain it than any NBA team I've ever seen in a crucial moment. I've never seen anything like that. So I don't know how Paul's State of mind came into play but I do think the clippers had a really hard time getting through all that stuff. So Sam what comes next for the clippers, they have a lot of strong personalities and obviously some divisions between them can they hold it together and be titled Favorites Again Next Year you know to be determined. There's already a little bit of a growing sense or at least questions around the League of are they is there any chance they would think about blowing this out because you got to remember to why Paul signed deals they're up next summer they can get out and and when they came to the clippers. People felt like it was unofficially you know a lifetime contract because those guys have the personal connection to the area but I think we're quickly getting reminded that if the basketball situation is not right and if their work life is negative, then you absolutely can't rule out the possibility of them changing their minds. Year and maybe sounding somewhere else you know the NBA rules are when you have a superstar a year away from free agency.
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"Freezes up in the big moments. I thought he was trying to actually pass the ball to some person in a virtual stands rate to what you in the virtual part of the bird just they. Drink McColl right blizzard. Here's the thing the clippers right the clippers are gonNA break this up whether you like it or not heard from is sauce all going to break this up they'll going to break this up. Well, listen I agree I agree with what you're saying I'm not blaming I'm not talking about how they got to this spot obviously collide played great in the first round Paul George struggled a little bit in the first. Round started building off of that. But here in this series, how they played in the first and the first four games versus how they played in the last three we we can't give all of this criticism to Janas to James Harden to all these other players and is coming up great year we have to start pushing some of this. This is not what if you're going to give everybody number one title this just can't happen. All Day I'm not saying I'm not saying, Kuwata doesn't deserve some criticism Baluch Lou will lou wheel and Mantras Herro, couldn't God apart car let last night off in this series Luke will was horrible horrible on offense of being he was so worried about trademark in his limited bebel wings that he forgot what he And, that's the provider, a bitch production, and I'm telling you like I said before mark my words they're going to break this team USA big. If you believe that that's what they're going to do than I a hundred percent trust you but I just believe that you can build off. This is not it is a championship or bus, but it's not the group championship or bus the group can grow the crew can build. They can use this stuff for opportunities for the future guys right now you disagree and yet the chemistry and the love and the family is still good so it Happen all right guys coming up. What was your biggest takeaway from game?.
"clippers" Discussed on The Lead
"The clippers have beaten the Lakers twice this year. What have you noticed in those games? And what are you going to be watching for in this match upon Sunday? I've noticed that Leonard has been the best player on the floor in both games. George Finds Leonard Backs in falling away is eighteen. Colli Leonard. Lebron James. Anthony Davis to me are the best duo in the NBA. Their numbers back that up but the one thing that can kind of swing not is quiet. Leonard's just individual brilliance and he's really come into his own as arguably the best player in the NBA and really the most unguarded player in the NBA where he can create his shot against any defense against any defender. Davis right now picks up Leonard on the switch Leonard. A three pointer. Good those off the dribble threes there. I don't know how you guard those. Those are just end. That mid range shot over past year. Plus is basically been automatic. So really looking at the matchup. The Lakers don't have a great defender to throw at quite Leonard Danny Green Avery. Bradley case EP or too slow cal. Kuzma is an good enough defender and Lebron can probably do it. But he can't do it for a full game. So what you've kind of seen I think. In both instances has been quite Leonard. Feeling out the Lakers defense. And then kind of just gone off the Lakers do of the size advantage. And that has materialized. In the matchups great players matched up Davis turned szucs. Was Right too much for the Lakers side of things that the most interesting thing is what happens with Anthony Davis because on paper the clippers. Do not have anyone that should be able to guard. Anthony Davis Everyone's either too small not strong enough not long enough But they've actually defended him really. Well they've single covered him You know sometimes they'll send a late double. Sometimes they'll send a soft double. But what what the Lakers have kind of fallen into as just posting up. Anthony Davis isolating him and letting him try to go to work against the clippers and the companies have done a really nice job of getting into his legs pushing him off the block and forcing him into a bunch of mid-range Jumpers which Anthony Davis can hit but he has not hit consistently in the first two match ups. And you have on. You spoke with us a couple of months ago about some apparent chemistry issues within the clippers. Much of that around Kawhi Leonard. And the way that he fit in with this kind of gritty salt of the earth kind of team. What's the latest there does? It seem like those issues of more or less been resolved now. The issues have gotten better from what I've heard. They're still there you know they have not been fully resolved. There are still issues with preferential treatment with sort of some of the locker room dynamics and just different personalities and and guys not fully clicking and but everything is masked by winning. They have been playing better since they made the Marcus Morris Trade and added Reggie Jackson so for now I think things are fine but if for whatever reason this team under achieves that has something to keep an eye on into watches as maybe some of the stuff behind the scenes not going as well as his team needs to during the playoffs and coming back to this question of fans. You know the clippers are the home team on Sunday so theoretically at least they should have more fans there than the Lakers. But I know there have been plenty of times where this matchup has actually felt more like a home game for the Lakers. Is that still the case Clippers home games. Have I think gradually shifted over the years You know like I think there is a point where it was over. Fifty Percent Lakers fans or at least it felt that way in the arena. The there were so allowed and overwhelming. I remember During the heyday of the Miami Heat After one game John J Jordan Had a quote where he said. This felt like a road game Staple Center having so many Miami Heat fans in the crowd But it's been the Chicago Bulls the Boston Celtics. Even the Golden State Warriors for Shark. So that's also something. I'm sure they're going to try to work out in Infix with the new arena is making it way. More of just clipper fans have icing on the secondary market to to some extent. But I'm going to be interesting to see how the dynamic is on Sunday because at the end of the day. These two teams are on a collision. Course they're most likely going to face each other in the conference semifinals or conference finals. It's the matchup. Everyone wants to see To a lot of people it is the NBA Finals of. You know whichever team comes out is probably going to win the title of course Up to Oh and season series so they have that advantage right now but I think everyone's edge of their seat and I'm very interested to see how plays out and you'll von overall is Steve bombers quest to build this team's fan base working yes. I think. It's probably working more marginally than they would like because again. I think the Lakers are just such a cultural Establishment in Los Angeles. You know they really are in my opinion the team of a but I think this is going to be a long for the clippers. Short-term BUTTS TRY to maximize his champion window with Kawhi Leonard with Paul George. Try to win a title within the next four or five years hopefully even multiple titles and start to kind of shift the conversation shift the history head into their twenty twenty four arena with some momentum. And then you know long term looking at the next decade. The next two decades three decades. Let's win multiple championships. Let's establish a culture and a history and a brand in our new arena. Let's continue what we've done around the L. A. Area giving back with with you know building basketball courts. Different charities and initiatives and that's really been what they've been trying to do us in Steve. Lomas become the owner. You're on thanks so much for joining us and enjoy the game on Sunday. Appreciate it man. Thanks for having me. You can follow Yovany. Buddha's coverage of the clippers and all of Steve bombers boss moves at the athletic dot Com. Hey I'm David From Los Angeles. I've been clippers fan for eighteen years summarizing from Detroit so I grew up a huge pistons fan and so I'm really anti Lakers fan so when I moved to La. I had to choose a basketball team. Not Being Lakers fan shows the clippers and this is when they're horrible to and I just kind of stuck with them and now we got and you know we're looking we're looking positives. My name is Chelsea Reba. I moved to La from DC about six and a half years ago and the wizards. I mean they're not great but I love basketball. I've always loved basketball. And they play so when I moved to La. I was like. Oh probably be a Lakers fan. I like purple also. Everyone's a Lakers fan. But then I got here and I saw the prices and I was like under your Clippers Fan. And it's been great. I like seeing. More Clipper bumper stickers. I like seeing more fans out there. you know. I think it doesn't take away from the super fans who have liked it for so long. I feel like clippers ran is someone who's there to have a good time there because they like watching the sport not necessarily for cloud. There's a lot of influencers who go to the Lakers games like. Yeah just rich people wanting the they go to Lakers clippers is more like I like the game. I almost relief clippers more to the dodgers. Like if you like them you love Them. You have to Enjoy losing It's almost like counterculture to say. You're you're like in the clippers so cool on another level you know. Everyone loves a winner and if they can bring home a title this year. This'll be all about clipper town. So much the Lakers. In fact they would be a huge defeat to the Lakers clippers. One and all this year here are some other stories. We're following add the lead. Parana virus concerns aside. Olympic athletes are prepping for the upcoming Tokyo Games. And it's looking good for American women in the pool. Katie let that is the fifth fastest fifteen hundred meter of all time American feed on Katie. Decky finished almost forty seven seconds ahead of the second place swimmer in the fifteen hundred meter freestyle at the ty are pro swim series in Iowa on Thursday will decky already has five gold medals to her name and seems on pace to dominate again in Tokyo. Meanwhile there was an update Thursday to the Trent Williams Washington redskins drama Williams. If you'll remember miss all of last season largely due to a dispute with the team and its medical staff Williams had a cancerous growth on his scalp removed last year but said the team initially ignored his concerns about it now. The team has given Williams permission to.
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"So your son. What's it like to be at a clippers? Press Conference when Steve Balmer is at the podium. Well the his first press conference as the clippers owner was a pep rally. Not IMPRESSED CONFERENCE STEVE. Where he came out there glaring. Lose yourself and he's fist pumping and high fiving. Everybody and he's coming out like it's the first game of the season and he's being introduced to the crowd like a flare and that really is set. The tone I think for his ownership tenure over the last six years where. He's been very unconventional you. You never know what he's GonNa say you know there's GonNa be a couple of viral moments over this past summer. When he introduced Leonard and Paul George he was very animated during that. These notes say I'm just to be here today. It's pretty cool pretty cool. Those two guys got a kick out of that and relaxing onstage. He definitely is someone who I don't think we've ever really seen before. Because he does kind of spasm with those gestures and he turns red when he's you know go yelling and screaming and you never know what you're going to get what was the bomber. But that's what makes it so entertaining and exciting. And he's an ex. Ceo of Microsoft. But not your typical computer geek. No not not at all. He's not the typical techn- erred. He was the the basketball manager for his high school basketball team. He was the football manager at Harvard. East from the Detroit Metropolitan Area. So he's always been involved in sports in kind of had a jock sort of mentality's still very nerdy a borderline genius. You know he was the one who graduated from Harvard. Not Bill Gates and Steve. Top class and one of the smartest guys in the world. So Steve Balmer bought the clippers back in two thousand fourteen. Right after a very dark chapter in the franchise's history from the NBA Dow Sterling banned for life. After that caught on tape racist rant now says he will not fight the for sale of his team instead. He wants his wife to find a buyer and some big names have expressed interest. What was the feeling within the clippers organization as Donald Sterling went out and Steve? Balmer came in. It was shocked. It was relief. Donald Sterling really viewed it as a way to make money not as a way to run a successful basketball organization. He was lording over the franchise in a way that it there was no hope it was basically like one. Is this guy going to die? He owned the team for thirty years aside from the personal stuff which we can really divorce from his ownership but if you wanted to look at strictly what he did as an owner the touristy cheap in every regard trading away players Not Resigning key pieces. I mean the team was always in the lottery yet. Rarely re-signing those guys because he was so cheap and did not want to pay guys and didn't really care about the encore product so as a owner in that regard he was one of the worst owners. If not be worse donor Not just in the NBA but in professional sports.
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"You're looking live at the site of the Kawhi Leonard and Paul George Introductory Clippers press conference at the Green Meadows Recreation Center in South Los Angeles. We're just moments away from their rival. We'll go right to them once. It begins walk into the jump. I'm Georgia Donna fearless leader Rachel Nichols today. I'm joined by our Bucks reporter Movie Andrews and our Lakers reporter Dave McMenamin. Thanks for hanging out guys should be obviously a lot to get into coming up. Jaanus was working on his shot with Kyle Korver. So of Yannis develops a jumper the rest of the lead on notice at that point well stay tuned for that but I the clippers will officially introduced Kawhi Leonard and Paul George shortly making a monumental moment in franchise history the clippers who have never even been to the conference finals as a franchise suddenly find themselves with the reigning finals m._v._p.. And the second runner up for the regular season M._v._p.. On their roster so dave let's discuss the dynamic duo here are Hawaiian P._G.. The best pairing in the league right now they're fantastic but there's another pairing right down the Hallway Staple Apple Center in Lebron James Anthony Davis. That's the Best Combo in the league and not because of any shade on the clippers standing but there's one thing that Lebron A._d.. Will complement each each other on the court with running pick and roll and that one thing they can do better with each other skillset combined than anything that Paul George and can do now. You can say that Paul Jordan quiet Leonard on opposite wings defensively is a menace if I'm talking offensively and usually when we talk about players complementing one another I it is on the offense events and that's why give the nod their and even though lebrons older they have the health and that do coming into the air. Yeah I mean that's going to be a big thing right whether or not the health of Paul George is something that's one hundred percent. I mean he's coming off of that shoulder injury. Is that something that's going to be plaguing him going forward <hes> and this season I actually I think that it might very well be the clippers. Bristow is the best deal in the League but going forward..
"clippers" Discussed on Arrive Early, Leave Late
"Oh, now, you wanna talk to this team doesn't seem to have a chip on the shoulder at all. Yeah. Here's the thing with the clippers. It's that I cover them during the lob city years despite their success, they have not been able to penetrate, the market of Los Angeles because as you know, you got to win championships. So you gotta get to the finals or at least get the conference finals, and they haven't been able to do that. And again, this team might not do that they probably won't do that. But the fact that they had a thirty one point comeback. They made history. That's the team that you can kind of get behind and support Nelson. Listen, dear Nago against the warriors. Exactly. That's what we know Clinton. They know enough talked to people with the team they're not going to convert Laker fan. If you're a Laker fan, you're a Laker fan. But they wanna recruit the kids, and they're hoping that people forget if you're ten years old, right? Well, you only know the clippers is like the best team of Los Angeles. Remember the Lakers. Right. Yeah. So the Lakers are in a position where they gotta watch out here. Because all of a sudden, they get to max guys. And all of a sudden, it's the clippers like you were raising the next generation of to be clipper fans, they're not necessarily the parents. Now, would you would you allow your son to clear, here's the thing? I'll complain oh my son is now fourteen he is a warriors fan because Steph curry and Klay were coming up and he's the best player. And who are you watching on TV? So he's also a Laker fan. But he also realizes I'm watching the teams in the playoffs. I'm getting text messages from him about Dame Lillard from him about Westbrook. And the basketball fans are watching this and what we do in April may and June. We're watching hoops and the clippers of the night opened up. Some is I'm not saying we're going to convert people. But the reason we brought the podcast to the staple center. We were like, wait a minute. There's a little bit of buzz generating who are these guys. And for the people that we talked to everybody involved said that these are good, and we haven't even mentioned their names yet because we don't know who they, but they're fun to watch your the fourth team in the history of the league that has won more than thirty five games. No all-star. No current also. Store your former all star. There's no one on this team achieved any level of great success thing. I'm Beverly then Ila Gillan Ari. These are names that if you go down Los Angeles, maybe they made her rings hard clipping. So there's a part of this team that like you go against the grain, right? Like, you don't always have to like the most popular celebrity the most popular team. So they're against the grain. That's why this clipper fan base has really embraced this team. There's no superstars on those team. There's no expectation. They're just having some fun, and they are a fun team to watch. How do they build off of this? They way the build off this building a foundation, you know, how the Lakers are kind of in disarray. Who's going to be the president who's going to be the coach what's happening? Steve bommer. He's in place, Jerry, West Lawrence, Frank. They're in place. Doc rivers. He's in place just signed a contract extension stability. And then you have to max contracts into be honest. We both know they might even hype on this. No one's gonna care. If you go to the clippers that's music to the ears of Leonard Cohen, I wanna talk to the media. So if you tell Colli you could play and when you're done, you might have six people at your press conference. Maybe exactly I covered this team when they had Chris Paul Blake Griffin. Laundry Jordan, and they were one of the top five teams in the league. It was me Brad Turner..
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"You get tired of the poor play the ownership playing the amount of money that you pay to go into the garden and then having a dump of an arena, even though it's the most amazing arena. But it's just it's not keeping up the fan. Experience is not the same. Thank you. So you'll see fans like that Richard played they played in New Jersey. They played in the middle. Out there in the middle of nowhere. You always weird smells when you're driving. What you use body? But anyway, I love that. We can work away to have old Richard of the Anglo. But the difference now is they play in one of the most beautiful we having a leak in Brooklyn in downtown Brooklyn. And so all of that is new in cool. They'll never catch up to the next. And a lotta times I hear people make comparison Lakers clippers gangqi, those aren't the comparisons. Because the Yankees and the Lakers two most recognizable brands around the world. And they have way more championships than pretty much anybody else. Right. The Knicks still have that. It's more like cubs White Sox. Right. We're right. Even before the cubs World Series win a year ago, two years, or whatever the cubs are always like Chicago's team in White Sox. A little brother even when the White House when the championship, but the city is so big it can support, and it doesn't matter and to to go off your allergy. When you look at the Boston Red Sox before they went on their great run. When you look at the Chicago before they wanna championship. They were always lovable loser. They were always. Well, there's always next year that ain't going on with the Knicks lovable. It's It's ready. going. Expands right now are thinking there's next year. And it seems like Nick management is also thinking, hey, maybe next year. We'll just have to see it actually. Yes. You said in the monologue. They don't have to be after twenty million thirty million people in the megapolis around is fun there. If you caught both of those games yesterday the night game was the more fun and not just because Richard McCarthy. Coming up, Bradley Beal got buckets again this weekend. So should he make one of the all NBA teams? Remember if he put him in you have to take someone else out. We will discuss that mix. Stick around for that first here's distant replay from this date in two thousand thirteen vintage LeBron I know people know, which one. Eighteen. The only guy here on Arizona's John here. I think that was still just you know, I think he's still mad at eighteen or what? In the finals gate. The talk about your final performance do that. Misery has the avai crew on lack. The Joan is brought to you by AllState are doing good hands. Macomb mislead. It's a maker miss league. It's a make on mislead. Make dough miss maker, MS leave. Composer phasers? All right. So yokich. Commits the fell does not agree. The referee fix up to-to, Mike by Germany. Tony brothers. There. Losing his mind. The who handled this objection worse. I'm gonna say this joke just for being in Denver last year with not be the player is without his brothers intensity. That's his brother like if he's having his bad game. Like, he's he's more worried about getting out that locker room. Two brothers. Also, I would say his brothers by far the most intense one in the end, it's bigger than him powering brothers. Yes. There's some family members. We'll just do family members imitate. Now after the hour. Wenches? We'll trolling guys former teammates, and we know als- that's one of the best ones. I'm glad that's a neutral..
"clippers" Discussed on Arrive Early, Leave Late
"But how the clippers came to settle on Englewood has been more of a question. What happened behind the scenes and while they're building the new football stadium. Yeah. Right. And kind of make sense if you're gonna football stadium kind of have the entertainment area around there, you see a lot of metropolitan cities. Yeah. And that would really create this sort of critical mass for the region of two NFL teams there then fell network moving to the development around the football stadium. You put a. There at NBA arena with the team there. I mean, and then you have the forum nearby as well. It's a terrific concert venue. You really cooking then. So what's the problem? The problem is with the form. So the folks who owned the forum Madison Square Garden company, the New York based company they on the Knicks and the Rangers and at Tanah stuff the powerful their giant. They of course owned the form, and they were not happy that the clippers are pursuing an arena nigga would they alleged that the mayor had tricked them and to Seraing a lease for the land where the clippers wanna build the Serena the mayor denies this. But it's kicked off because if the clippers move now the forum loses concerts to the new battery. Yeah. Okay. Because you got to fill those empty dates. It's basketball team only takes up fifty dates year something like that that leaves three hundred ten some odd days, you gotta fill up or at least try to fill the forms. I know don't come here because we don't wanna lose our tenants. So after this project was announced in June. Twenty seventeen it ended up just kicking off a nasty nasty legal fight between the city of Englewood, Madison Square Garden and the clippers. There are a tunnel lawyers involved more than I can count. And as part of this people been deposed, there've been a lot of emails turned over during discovery all this kind of stuff that goes on with lawyers. You're just going toe to toe and brawl on it out usually doesn't involve companies powerful and as recognizable as Madison Square Garden, the clippers. And then you have the city that's on the cusp of a real transformation in Inglewood. But as part of that there was a filing in LA superior court in January of about eleven hundred pages of emails and other documents. They were supposed to be filed under seal that means that folks like you, and I can't see him unless you the lawyer judge in the case nobody else can see him. So they're supposed to be filed onto seal. They weren't why. Somebody just messed up somebody just messed up that simple. Like, I'm not a lawyer pretending play one. I have lawyer friends. So it's. Really simple. Yeah. So these documents were available for about a week anybody could download them and being a good reporter. I did. So and disappeared from the did, you know, or how did, you know? I mean, I think your sources, but what made you think that there's something there? I checked court filings every day. Oh, yeah. It's the part of the job, and I'm kind of the obsessive type. So there's a number of cases, we keep is on. That's one of anybody can do this your central computer and yellow through LA county superior court, and you see this and you see the name clippers. There's a few different cases related to the spat over the arena. And I check those those are among those. I check every day and night gender every scrap of paper because you never know when you're going to get Ted bit. That's going to lead. You a interesting story or help to increase our understanding and Morton community's understanding of what's really going on. So were you working on a previous story? Yeah. I've been following this and reporting on it from the get-go, and it's a fascinating situation because you add the Serena right across the street from the football stadium. And again, you're talking about entertainment destination that is maybe unrivalled. I mean, it's a. Big ill. We'll get this. Right. Somebody's supposed to put this under seal. So you may than fennel finale times, it doesn't see it. They don't do it this pops up and you start reading it. And what do you discover it's a gold mine of information. But it's information that had been turned over during the discovery process, and it primarily consisted of emails to or from one of the clippers minority owners guy named Dennis Wong who turned out was a college roommate of St..
"clippers" Discussed on The Jump
"The problem is something that I know that they tried to address the best. They can I'm not no no blame going around. It is the situation, and we hope for some things that happened didn't happen guys could have come on quicker, and obviously back and Chris and Gerald. And then our death is pretty good. We've got everybody little bit out of a couple things up. That was rackets head coach Mike dantonio answering a question on the team death. Why was the question on the bench got outscored by thirty six points last night, just to give you Zampa? We're talking about the top of the show about the clippers debt while the rockets bench is last in scoring if you're the twenty six points per game that's less than half of what the clippers who are the top team score on average. So I I mean, Brian, I know you talked to a more Texan with him to the other day. And he said just give us time. We're working on it December fifteenth is when a lot of players get freed up and have the ability traded, but how how do you fix this? If you're him two things have happened one. You know, their owner just pulled back a little bit on spending. He was spending a lot of money. I mean, I'm not going to blame an owner for not going deeper tax. But that's what happened a couple of guys go second three guys out right now Nina hasn't played all year, which gets hurt. Put Chris Paul has been injured a lot of the year, and they jail green is out and Carmelo Anthony. Who they were hoping was going to be a factor is gone. So that's four guys who they don't have that. They thought they were going to have. Then the guys that they did bring in James Ennis, Michael Carter Williams marquees, Chris and night read tonight. None of those guys are stepping forward. I go back to what do you do now? Because 'cause all by the way, who I think is great leader of that team is always going to be hurt. Some of the way he plays. Didn't work those. I think there's two there's two ways that they're gonna improve one in the buyout market. But that's not gonna happen till later. And Secondly, they're going to need one of these guys that they signed NS carter-williams, whoever one of those guys for news. Because remember last year, they got your green midseason, and all of a sudden that made a big difference for them. They need something like that to happen with the rockets. It's always a problem. I we were talking about their defense right now. The problem is they're depth. And when I look at the issue, not only with the Manet coming back soon that should help a little bit with cappella, especially on defense and finishing. But to me, I like the rockets they just need to understand that. Okay. When Chris Paul is out. Or James harden is out air Gordon has to start and there that's number one. You're boost off the bench. He gives you about sixteen points per game. So not only are they missing key factors. But if they stay healthy, maybe you get Gordon back in a position that where your team is not playing well first half second half. This guy can come in and give you. A deliverable boost. Now health is going to be the best. But right now heir Gordon has been the signature bencher, but he's had to step into a different roles starter. So things have been so so it's just because again been talking about this few times over the course of the week you won't crisp on your team. It's not like you don't want him on your team. And he really is what powered them through the Western Conference finals. And when he went out that hurt them so much you just have to understand that at this point in his career because he has pushed his body's so hard for so long. He is going to miss gap for your season. And you have to have a plan for when that happens. It can't just be like, Well, Chris Paul is out. Chris Paul is going to be out. Sometimes this is going to happen. Was doing though, isn't it that the that the clippers depth is the best? They're all former rockets players, Chris Crispell. Still wouldn't made..
"clippers" Discussed on The Jump
"Aegis. To go shots inside out. No way impossible. Now isn't going to make as many highlight shows as Bill bonds standing on the court dunk did. But it's great insight into one of the dozen or so reasons the clippers are playing so well, we'll know when expects to hang onto the top seed in the west all season, especially now that the warriors seemed to have stopped setting themselves on fire. It is very clear that this team is more than cute. They are real. And that is interesting so Janine now that the clippers have earned our attention. Basically. Can they stay winning? You're right. And I think reality is a really operative word here. Because when you think about the clippers and LA you think of LA in Hollywood, but this team is really a blue-collar team. And I've known Tobias Harris for a long time. We were both in the same. Mcdonald's all American class stayed in touch, and when he got traded clippers clippers he I immediately tweeted, this is a guy you're gonna fall in love with not a lot of people understood his game you sort of bounced around, but he's talented especially in pick and roll scenario, and they run a lot of pick and rolls for him. And it's unique because it's sort of. Katie you're running it. But he has a post mindset as opposed to Katie having a guard mindset you can knock down shots, you can shoot over a defender that smaller than him. But also he has an explosive I can get to the rim. And again, this is the post mindset pivots. He can finish very well. But then again, pick and roll is only as good as your screener, and the clippers have tremendous screeners, we talked about boby Toby Toby you talked about boby. But then we also haven't talked about mantras Herro not guy is a beast, and he set some hard screens, and he were absolute and he rolls extremely hard to the basket dragging the defense. And the thing I love because I'm an Oborne person. He crashes the boards absolute. So this is a very simple offense. Run uniquely with Tobias hairs with the ball in the pick and roll. But they have good efficiency. Rachel, I love the clippers. Five or six of their games. And when I first started going, I was there to sort of watch the other team to be honest with you, and I was watching them play the wizards early in the season. I was there to see the wizards disaster. And I was like, you know, what he's really good, and they're kind of an old school team. They don't shoot a lot of threes or one of the lowest volume state do not run. They're one of the lowest pays teams they run through their offense. Sometimes it takes him twenty seconds to get a shot up. And the you said they don't have a traditional star. But they have twelve guys that they can use last night cortott is late scratch with the back issue. They go to Bogue on the embarrassed the under eighty Glenn even came clean on that. Because eight and look like almost frightened out was a rookie game. Clearly the worst game of his his season. And the fact that you can go to that. And then, you know, you take off the court and bringing Harrell who is a small ball killer ruins teams rockstar. This. You know, I know what we're still little too early. But if also gave us tomorrow, so by Harris would be in it. He would be an all star a little bit worried that this isn't gonna last forever that they're going to come back to reality. They have a four game road trip starting tonight. That's really challenging. They have games in New Orleans on the second of back toback they've to play in Memphis, which is an easy, but I'm enjoying watching them so much. They're one of the bright spots of the season..
"clippers" Discussed on The Basketball Friends
"He also shoulder issue which hack road on something on now i mean there's just not a lot there's not a lot of sample size when you'd dealing with an a a torn achilles so you're dealing with like a hand flow players and the guys who have had it at a huge size hasn't fared very well the el gran par l brand had it he tore his achilles in practice the offseason with the clippers that he never scored twenty points a game ever again after having four straight twenty point games now there's conflating may be with the shoulder issue he had shoulder surgery wasn't quit say that that's you had the achilles plus shoulder issue so wasn't exactly all about the achilles but there is no big man that had a torn achilles who fared very well afterwards it's a sat it's a sad list it's a list so when you're dealing with a handful of like five six big men it's not a big sample size bogey concerned that around but it's certainly not great it might they also i think the clippers were smart to move blake griffin now while he's healthy because i think what they saw with boogie is like i know the day i don't think the pelicans were going to trade bogey but you know i think with blake griffin with his injury history there's always this idea of like okay we got to trade him now because if he gets hurt or if anything happens to him and he's got a missive do games like his trade values going to plummet so i think they make the clippers made a smart move there two pals with now rather than wait and risk that he gets injured or has a bogey situation and then you're kind of just stuck south delors franken in jerry west.
"clippers" Discussed on The Basketball Friends
"Oh man but anyway the stocks he's got the clippers yawns my heroes yawn which also has a very funny logo yeah knock on the clippers as just think they should just read anything the irs get rid of the club just get so somebody text not takes me somali added me on twitter and was like clip brisk and i was like me and it's like i was at hand bluntly didn't clear any money by chasing put groups some rules like six seven billion dollars like like like they get rid of a few more people they can get to thurdin non aren't the cap will be open bray at the end of the day sloppy people off the books lu will dion dray they'll all be off the books by next year you could move or bias to he's got a year left like you can blame here but again is still not enough is it's asked powers to leave and go to a bad team will by young team at that it's now i build wh what would they even have their lebrun say yes the answer not stamps liz europes is there would be carte blanche right like he would be able to bring in some one you'll be able to bring another starve has choice may be to players he'll be able to bring in the coach he wants like he could run that organization because they're the clippers what are they are who would lift off as that he's bringing in with or not like if he convinced paul george to come home like i know paul george imf acknowledged north versus the free golden state warriors watson i mean he he decide like hey me and kevin love against the the rising and this is a gear they say look we've decided decent this is also at dawn iraqi may now.
"clippers" Discussed on The Hoop Collective
"Gallo you know i mean that's why wouldn't you know not well i guess you always got a maybe think blake's going to miss todd a blake obviously missed a ton of time and will whoa whoa hold on let me take a quick little glance at the uh at the western conference standings here look in seven right now yeah oh oh get close that get the lakers quality security out here for that one plo toward walking up those that it whatever that a court order four they got they got they got they got like three deadbolt on that bad boy now it is like it's like an apartment hood now hey if we could get rockets clippers i'd say seven games i'm going to say i don't think it go subtle but you know what and it's the the clippers the obviously david shorthanded all time but they haven't they have seen cp three and harden together yet they saw one and then the other but the clippers have put it on a both times like they they've delivered pretty thorough buttkickings both times and man you know just let me emotions who builds flow we gotta get that series bobby i was gonna ask you this actually as as i'm watching twitter exploding in inside the nba's having a gigantic cameras on all this and they're laughing thereafter sloth is the league's secret lead loving all this attention in the middle of the night after some random game in january or back to the point about the b issues with the refs and the lack of respect.
"clippers" Discussed on The Hoop Collective
"Up to which is here because blake whose waco pick a fight with you're going to pick a fight with the the old guy ilet i'm going to get it the thought i give avid last night watching that thing is we've all been through staples and for those that haven't been through staples center it is the tightest security to get an error with the credential you've got a show your credential thirty seven different times although not as high where the clippers as the lakers factory stagnant political iter lake your game with who wiped it all those the people that were the red coats do you can either go in you know what i did i see i wasn't there when the whole brouhaha was golkar's on filan just a quick little cb three news wrote the buzzer than take my laptop back and no the writer's room is on one side and you gotta what so by the time i got over to the locker room it it all happened and then i'm seeing tweets about uh james or chris paul getting into with james harden there was a couple of local i think tv reporters who they thought that's what happened so my dumb asked gets c3 off to the side after his scrum and i'm ask him about his confrontation with james harden and he's laugh and abby that's been out of the donald trump fake news as i said i got into a james where james trauma looking for all.
"clippers" Discussed on The Hoop Collective
"Najib era combo 'bout agitator or tag while he's all those things anyways police said fowler said something about his family solid denied if it anyway you had last year a solemn measury pat beverley who douse on the clippers side making a funny will tweets post game hard was part of that era gordon they're all waiting outside the mavericks locker room because a reason wanted to fight solid measures so he got a fine for that and you know we'll see we'll see with legal sense to say about all this but certainly i don't think this is what they wanted to be deal with in the port luther king day nick uh do you every recall just players trying to storm another locker room like this no no no i got i got one eye on kyw bargain you do have what okay yeah let's hear that last year so the celtics and wizards am so wistful listening to this because i like the celtics this year are so boring and they make they play the wiz on christmas day and i think like tyree knocked over markieff morris and then he helped him up and mike last year that would have never happened you had jae crowder was barking at um was it rennie whitman who was the coach at the time and like so the league from what while jay was taken free throws with that was two years ago and then you had the news boop where j pope john wall and the nose and then they tried both teams actually tried to get at each other in the locker room after would in boston police had to come in and stand between them and it's weird and boston could like there's no secret tunnel but the walk rooms like if i stretch on my arms i can touch both doors so they put up there.
"clippers" Discussed on The Hoop Collective
"But anyway so they're five in eight they have a fivegame road trip if they fall you know six eight ten games under five hundred by mid december you start getting into the realm of well what do you do here this draft is loaded at the top you know de'andre jordan is a potential trade peace if you don't need if you're gonna you know if the clippers don't turned around quickly all of a sudden those things are going to head towards their their plates you're making a decision do you agree or disagree i completely agree i think i asked you we were having dinner in connecticut before the even third and i said the do you think the cavs and clippers made but potential trade partners for de'andre he said no but the cavs are doing that well right now clippers clearly aren't doing that well maybe two of them revisit something around the andrei while the kansas faustino lorie kane or lobby who like what can the cavs give up at would cause de'andre even ah even beyond these great there's got to be some value well it depends out because his era you know the cavs could trade like tristan thompson and jae crowder i think that would be a good deal for the clippers you know the cavs might be willing to give their first round pick not the netts pick but their first round pick and you have to include something else to make the math work may be the cavs i'm going to give up a lottery pick.