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Throwback Thursday: Once wrote crowd "oohed and aahed" instead of "oohed" and "aahed." Imagine a crowd really going "ooh and aah." LOL.
Writing a story about Kobe Bryant and reached out to multiple Hall of Famers. Ironically, only PR people not to get back to me...Kobe's.
But seriously Tillamook... white Licorice. It's like my childhood didn't even matter to you.
Four words you won't be seeing on the Staples Center scoreboard come the Clippers' Oct. 30 opener: LET THE GAMES BEGAN.
British "The Office" > American "The Office." Can only imagine "Broadchurch" >>> FOX's "Gracepoint."
Byron Scott on Kobe Bryant: "I look at this young man as being a whole lot better than I was at 36, that’s for sure."
Byron Scott, on sticking to his minute limit with Kobe Bryant: "I don’t want to put him in jeopardy in any capacity on that basketball court
Byron Scott on Kobe Bryant: "He will be on the low box, he’ll be in the mid-post, he can be there a lot more than he has in the past."
Reggie Miller was so compelling in his thoughts about Kobe Bryant turning 36 that I could dedicate an entire article to his quotes.
Jeremy Lin's wax figure unveiling brings to mind about 10 potential Steve Nash wax figure jokes, but I'll restrain myself.
Reggie's prediction of 21-23 points may seem low, but it makes sense. I'm hoping Kobe's minutes are reduced to 30-32 in the regular season.
Mitch Kupchak said Jeremy Lin has been to practice facility 2-3 times but not to work out. "I’m not sure where he’s spending the off-season"
Mitch Kupchak pauses so long between questions and answers sometimes that you wonder if he's still there.
Mitch Kupchak said he's seen Steve Nash two or three times over the last few weeks and Nash reports feeling great.
Does Mitch Kupchak worry about Kobe Bryant overexerting himself? "He hasn’t played much the last year and a half, so I do worry a little bit
Mitch Kupchak on Kobe Bryant: "I think he’ll be very efficient and I don’t think offensively he’s going to struggle at all."
Where was Mitch Kupchak in his NBA career at 36? "I was entering my fourth year in the front office."
Byron Scott said Kobe Bryant called him "Mr. Scott" for so long his rookie year he had to say, "Look, we're teammates. You can call me Byron
Byron Scott on Saturday: "I think Kobe’s probably going to be with his family. I will call him and say, ‘Happy birthday, old man.’ "
Kobe Bryant turns 36 on Saturday. Jerry West, George Gervin, Clyde Drexler, Larry Bird and Tracy McGrady never played one game at that age.
Byron Scott turned 36 during his final NBA season, which also happened to be Kobe Bryant's rookie year.
Byron Scott said his next big conversation with Kobe Bryant is about his number of minutes; they've already talked stylistic tweaks.
Byron Scott on Kobe: "He understands that he’s just not at that age where he can play 40-plus minutes a night and last for 82-plus games."
Byron Scott has target # of minutes for Kobe Bryant so that he "still has a lot left ... that last month when we’re making that playoff push
Dr. Alan Beyer: We’re going to see a better Kobe Bryant than we’ve seen in the last couple of years b/c he’s had time to rest & rehabilitate
Dr. Alan Beyer says he's "much more bullish on Kobe Bryant now" than he was when Bryant first came back from Achilles' injury and hurt knee.
Steve Ballmer is a fan of at least one Laker: Jeremy Lin. "Sure," Ballmer said. "He’s a Harvard kid in the NBA!"
I just don't understand that logic.
This ability to adjust his game is what separates Kobe from others. He understands his limitations and will find a way to be just as great.
Throughout his entire career, Kobe has made proper adjustments to his game to remain one of the best players every single season.
Reggie Miller on the NBA mileage Kobe Bryant has logged: "It’s hard for a pit change when you’re turning 36 on some of those tires, man."
Reggie Miller on Kobe Bryant: "He can’t want to play 38 to 42 minutes. Those days are gone."
Reggie Miller on Kobe Bryant: "Will he be averaging 26, 27 [points per game]? No, but I think he can be in the 21 to 23 range given health."
Recent wine film reviews: Somm (A-), Blood Into Wine (B+), Red Obsession (B), A Year In Burgundy (ZZZZZZZ).
Another day, another Kobe statue.
I have nothing good to tweet, so no comment.
I keep typing, but deleting my true thoughts on Kobe not projected to be one of the top 10 shooting guards. It’s been 15 minutes already.
Lunch in 'lanta
Jerry Jones bought the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Stadium for a then NFL franchise record price of $140 million 25 years ago.
Parsons: "I live in New York this team is in L.A. The management isn’t me. I have grandchildren I have to come home to."
Dick Parsons tells Fox Business Network he will stay on as Clippers CEO for "just a couple more weeks."