Thursday, December 14, 2006

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS KEEPING COACH DUNLEAVEY

Looks like the Los Angeles Clippers will be keeping their coach for at least a few more years. The Clippers announced yesterday that current Head Coach Mike Dunleavy has just signed a new multi-year deal. Dunleavey is one of the most accomplished coaches in the NBA. Let's hope he continues to coach them to many more victories!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

PLEASE DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE

The Los Angeles Clippers and 4 other professional sport teams have partnered with Levy Restaurants, ACE Beverage Distributing, and Anheuser-Busch to implement the Good Sport designated driver's program at sporting events at the Staples Center in LA. The program aims to encourages responsible drinking especially during the holidays when people tend to endulge. It's nice to see a team like the Clippers getting involved in causes like this.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

NEW FSN PRIME TICKET SHOW FEATURES SHAUN LIVINGSTON

FSN PRIME TICKET newest show travels with the Los Angeles Clippers' Shaun Livingston. They follow the basketball prodigy to his hometown in Illinois to talk more about his incredible abilities and where his interest in basketball started. The show entitled, "Before the Bigs: Shaun Livingston", interviews his father Reggie, his family, friends, old coaches, and of course, Shaun himself. Can't wait to watch a bio on one of my favorite players.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Clippers Keep Up Their Utah Tradition

The L.A. Clippers have a long-standing tradition of letting their hosts win when they visit Utah, which they have only violated once in 29 times! Even so, ending up at 112-90 seems a bit too generous, don't you think?

By the 4th quarter, my mind was wandering (as were the Clippers' -- they only scored 18 points that period to Utah's 33). It struck me that Utah's talented Carlos Boozer has a rather difficult surname to deal with anyway, but to wear it around in the dry homeland of the Latter Day Saints...but maybe it gives him an extra nudge: with a name like Boozer, he has to be good!

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Clippers Hang On To Chris Kaman

Chris Kaman was going to have the option to be a free agent next season, but the Clippers had the right of first refusal. Nothing to refuse--he is 7 feet of solid player. Now we know we have an additional 5 years, and at 24, Chris is only going to be adding experience to talent.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Detroit Who?

After all these years without any big news for the team, I'd sort of forgotten the Detroit Tigers existed. But it appears they do, and they'll be in the World Series this year. I haven't spent much time in Michigan. Will it be snowing there or something? Brrr...

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Chris Kaman In Moscow

So I browsed by the Los Angeles Clippers website today and saw that center Chris Kaman was in Moscow. It seems the whole team went. Why? I didn’t quite catch that but I did see that they all took in a lot of the sights. Chris Kaman is photographed on the Clippers sight with an older Russian man who is selling matrioshka nesting doll artist on Arbat Street. Looks like the big guy had lots of fun, and he seemed to almost tower OVER the city, or at least all of its people! I wanna go to Russia!

Monday, October 02, 2006

from russia with love

The Clippers are in Moscow at training camp, where they will play exhibition games against Russian teams BC Khimki and CSKA Moscow on Friday and Sunday respectively. Unfortunately Zeljko Rebraca was unable to join the Clippers in Moscow due to disc-related problems in his lower back. The diagnosis was reached during his pre-camp physical on September 25th. More evaluation will take place after the team’s return to Los Angeles.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Let’s keep on trotting

As an LA Clipper’s fan, I feel quite happy about the approaching season. Although we lost out in the Playoff’s to the Phoenix Suns, we have a good record to be proud of. With Steve Nash and the Suns taking us out in a high-scoring game 6 aside, we finished second in our division only to that same side. With a bit of luck in the 2007 NBA draw, we should continue to grow as we have done over the previous years.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Now I am rooting for the Mavericks.

It looks like I am going to cheer for the Dallas Mavericks because they are going up against the hated Phoenix Suns. Dirk Nowitzki is my favorite player in that match up and I think he deserved the MVP award more than Steve Nash did this year. Besides he got it last year. Anyway, Dirk dominated the Suns last night and can do it again on Tuesday. I want the Miami Heat to beat the Detroit Pistons so I can see a Heat/Mavericks match up in the Finals. That sounds like excitement and entertainment to me.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Clippers Fall to Suns

Well, the Los Angeles Clippers did not win game seven and have been eliminated from the playoffs. It’s a real bummer but the Suns proved to be the better team. I am just glad we pushed hard enough to get to game seven. It was a stressful series for me because we lost every other game. I don’t think I have seen another series like it where the neither team won more than one game in a row.

I am so happy to have had two playoff series to watch though. I feel like my team gave me a second season. Thanks to the Clippers for holding on as long as they did and let’s hope next year is even better. Go Clippers!

Monday, May 08, 2006

Suns face the Clipping block!

The Los Angeles Clippers slaughtered the Denver nuggets in the first round of the Playoffs. We have not advanced to the second round of the NBA Playoffs in over 25 years and now we are facing the Phoenix Suns and MVP Steve Nash. It is going to take some great defense to dominate the Suns and we can only hope the Clippers are up for the job. Go Clippers!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Clippers Surpass Lakers Despite the Loss

The Los Angeles Clippers have had a pretty good season and and have secured a playoff berth. The Lakers beat us this weekend 100-83, but they are the ones scrambling to get into the playoffs. Even if Kobe Bryant can lead his team into post-season play, the Lakers won’t get far counting on the strength of a single player against the best squads in the NBA.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

A little gambling on a Sunday

I am bummed that the Los Angeles Clippers aren’t playing tonight. I am making a nice dinner and a few friends are coming over to play poker. Somehow poker just isn’t the same without a game playing in the background.

Friday, February 10, 2006

If you believe, anything is possible.

The Los Angeles Clippers were defeated by the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, ending a four game winning-streak. Their 29-18 record reflects the Clippers recent shift to a very aggressive offense and tight defense. Sam Cassell believes this team has a chance to do something special this season and he helps his teammates keep that in mind.