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Posts Tagged ‘Jim Mora Jr’

LAT Columnist T.J. Simers Strikes Again

He’s baaaaack.

With Jim Mora Jr. preparing for UCLA’s bowl game, Los Angeles Times columnist T.J. Simers took his act on the road and was in the face of Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni following their 100-94 loss on Tuesday to the lowly Cleveland Cavaliers.

Simers questioned D’Antoni about the team’s defensive work, and well, that didn’t sit to well with the man leading a Lakers team that looks absolutely dreadful.

Fair question at this point in the season when a team filled with superstars is 9-13 and are slowly sliding in the Western Conference standings.

If Simers traveled to wonderful Cleveland, you have to imagine he will be making the trip to New York when the Knicks host the Lakers on Thursday night.

For D’Antoni’s sake, I hope they find a way to pull off the upset.

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T.J. Simers Proves He’s Still the Best at Irking Folks

As a Los Angeleno, I grew up reading T.J. Simers in the Los Angeles Times and hoped one day I could get under the skin of people through the power of the pen and speaking the truth.

All these years later, Simers is still finding ways to piss people off in this town, simply by saying what’s on his mind.

His latest victim was UCLA head coach Jim Mora Jr. following the Bruins rolling over to Stanford on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl.

A win over Stanford would have meant a Pac-12 title game rematch from last year involving UCLA and Oregon. The loss sets up another UCLA-Stanford battle on Friday in rainy Palo Alto — a much better scenario than traveling to Eugene and one of the rare times where it actually pays to tank.

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