Both the NBA season and Election Day (Thank God) are right around the corner and Los Angeles Clippers superfan “Clipper Darrell” has teamed up with Rock the Vote to record a PSA.
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Monday marked media day for a majority of the teams in the NBA, including the Los Angeles Lakers.
And in case you’re wondering who’s the alpha male on the court with all the new additions, it’s still Kobe.
“I think this is Kobe’s team,” Nash told ESPNLA.com. “For the media’s perspective, this is Kobe’s team. But anyone who’s ever played on a basketball team, it’s also our team. The team needs to share in that responsibility. Kobe can’t do everything. He’s going to be great at what he’s great at, and the rest of us got to pick up the pieces that get to us. This is undoubtedly Kobe’s team. He’s been here his whole career. He’s won championships. And he’s the best player on the team. We got to be there for him every day, so it’s essentially our team as well.”
Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin will make his Sesame Street debut on Monday during a segment where he demonstrates the word “champion” with character Abby.
No offense to Griffin or the Clippers, but wouldn’t this role be better served for someone on the Los Angeles Lakers where they actually have champions?
Regardless, this is great public exposure for not only Griffin but the Clippers organization, who routinely plays second fiddle to the Lakers.
Former NBA guard Jalen Rose has gone on to become quite the rising star at ESPN as an analyst and network personality. Part of what makes him stand out from the rest of the retired jocks is his honesty, a trait he displayed on his Monday podcast.
“I think I did it on purpose,” Rose told Grantland.com. “I can’t say that it was an accident. Kobe Bean Bryant goes up for a jump shot out on the right wing. I contest the jump shot. Kobe lands on my foot. He hobbles off and actually misses the next game. If it was up to me, he should’ve just missed the whole series. I would’ve had a championship ring and it would’ve been no harm, no foul.”
As Rose jokes, not only did he not get a championship ring, he was a member of the Toronto Raptors when Bryant scored a career-high 81 points in 2006.
[H/T LA Times]
SbB has learned Chris Broussard & Jon Barry won’t returm to ESPN’s NBA studio. Added to show: @sportsguy33 & Stan Van Gundy
— SPORTSbyBROOKS (@SPORTSbyBROOKS) September 11, 2012
In the latest sign that Bill Simmons is the most powerful man at ESPN, the columnist and man behind Grantland will reportedly join ESPN’s NBA studio show this season.
However, ESPN couldn’t confirm the report when contacted on Tuesday by FishbowlLA.
“We are in the process of considering all assignments for both returning and potential new commentator roles. As we’ve said before, Stan is someone we’d be interested in exploring,” said ESPN spokesman Ben Cafardo. “For Bill, same applies, we’re exploring the best ways to utilize all of our talent, including Bill, this NBA season.”
Get ready for nine months of non-stop Los Angeles Lakers talk now that former Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard is headed to town.
Go ahead and mark it down, with a Sharpie: The Lakers will make it back to the Finals in 2013. And they will win it.
Listen, I get why folks are excited. But we’re talking about the 2013 NBA Finals in August when we don’t know the health status of Howard and how he will fit in with Kobe Bryant, who isn’t exactly the ideal teammate.
But I guess this is what happens when we don’t have a football team to focus on in the fall.
Welcome to Los Angeles, Dwight. And no pressure next season or anything like that to win.
We all know Kobe Bryant is a household name not only just in Los Angeles but across the world.
But in case you need further proof, Bryant had the top-selling NBA Jersey internationally this past season, based on sales at Adidas locations outside the United States.
Exact sales figures were not released but Bryant is tops in China, Latin America, and Europe.
The one list Bryant didn’t top this season was the most popular jersey in the U.S. — that honor went to Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls.
(The NBA owns the New Orleans Hornets — the team that won the top overall pick in the draft.)
When Rome questioned Stern about a possible fix, the snarky commish snapped back with the rhetorical question, “Have you stopped beating your wife yet?”
Stern went on to take cheap shots at Rome’s professional career before eventually saying “he had to go call someone important like Stephen A. Smith now.”