•October 30, 2013 • Leave a Comment
Doc Rivers’ debut as Clippers coach is a loss to the Lakers.
It was supposed to be a changing of the guard in Los Angeles professional basketball.
The Los Angeles Clippers were now the hunted while the cross-corridor Los Angeles Lakers were the hunters.
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•October 29, 2013 • Leave a Comment
First year head coach Doc Rivers wants to make sure these Los Angeles Clippers aren’t your parents’ Clippers.
(LtoR) Clippers’ Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan & Blake Griffin are ready for the bright lights in “Tinsletown.”
That’s assuming, of course, your parents were fans during that era of futility which is 90% of the Clippers history.
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•October 3, 2013 • Leave a Comment
(L to R) Ryan Hollins, Darren Collison and Matt Barnes are the UCLA Bruins on the L.A. Clippers roster.
The “baby blue” UCLA pipeline to the NBA is a well-traveled one with 15 Bruins currently on NBA rosters entering the upcoming season – the most of any college program.
In fact, UCLA has delivered the most players to the NBA with Shabazz Muhammad (UCLA 2012-’13) being the 83rd Bruin headed to the show this season with the Minnesota Timberwolves where he’ll team up with another former Bruin, Kevin Love (UCLA 2007) .
A third of all the currently active Bruin alums in the Association reside, appropriately enough, in Los Angeles.
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•June 25, 2013 • Leave a Comment
Bruins rush the mound celebrating UCLA’s first baseball title, the school’s 109th national championship.
NATI HARNIK — AP Photo
With all its National Championships in various sports – 108 of them which is by far the most of any NCAA school – a baseball championship by UCLA’s Bruins wasn’t part of that impressive national title total.
It is now.
National championship number 109 for UCLA comes via the baseball diamond thanks to the Bruins (49-17) 8-0 win over Mississippi State to sweep the best two out of three title series at the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.
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•June 5, 2013 • Leave a Comment
Jim L. Mora is a coach of the people. That was made evident to me after this year’s annual UCLA Spring Game. Signing autographs mobbed by Bruins gridiron faithful on the Rose Bowl turf, I asked the second year head coach if he’d mind answering questions while he inked helmets and jerseys for the fans.
Shannon & Jim L. Mora strolling the red carpet at this year’s celebrity golf classic.
He politely said, “I really apologize but I’d like to give my full attention to these people because the fans are who really matter.”
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•June 5, 2013 • 1 Comment
“Just like Ray Charles was born to sing the Blues, I was born to rush the quarterback.”
Deacon Jones coined the term “Sack” to describe taking down a quarterback.
Deacon Jones, the anchor of the famed Los Angeles Rams defensive line known as the Fearsome Foursome, died this past Tuesday of natural causes at the age of 74.
I don’t remember seeing Deacon Jones play for the Los Angeles Rams. I’m not old enough. He was traded to the San Diego Chargers prior to the 1972 season.
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