Clips & Posts: Home & Away

-Watch two-time MVP Steve Nash get unprecedented access during the finals while reporting for David Letterman. As Mel Brooks would say, “It’s good ta be the king.”

-John Hollinger comes up with all-time-rankings for the 30 NBA franchises. The Clippers come in 29th, only ahead of Memphis. Even Charlotte which has never had a winning season or an All-Star was one spot ahead.

-Surprise Breaking News! Jermaine O’Neal decides to exercise his player option and make $23 million next year rather than become a free agent and struggle to make $5mill at best.

-The Sixers make a great trade, receiving Jason Kapono for Reggie Evans. Word is the Sixers, realizing they need an outside shooter to space things better, giving more room for Brand to work in the post and Iguodala to slash to the basket, said, “If only we had some white guy who could shoot 3s really well, like Kyle Ashton Korver Kutcher,” only to learn that they’d traded the dude away the year before. As a second option they went for Kapono, who believe it or not, is tied with Steve Kerr for the highest percentage 3-pt shooting ever in the NBA. Hmm, maybe it was a good idea to get rid of Korver for Kapono? Wait, what’s up with all those “K” names: Korver, Kutcher, Kapono & Kerr? Kinda Kreepy.

-Over at Kevin Arnovitz got David Thorpe to analyze Griffin’s shooting mechanics. He gets into such specifics, that you’ll realize you have no idea what you’re doing when you shoot the ball. This must be what it’s like for a woman to overhear 2 guys dissecting passing women and for her to wonder if she has all those flaws too. That being said, I take comfort in Thrope’s initial comment:

First of all, the good news: He really has no idea how to shoot the ball, save a few small but important details. That’s good news because he’ll still make shots thanks to his natural talent and feel.

I personally interpret that to mean that since I’ve probably got awful shooting technique and the ball still sometimes goes in, I thus must have a ton of natural talent. I think I believed that for 5 seconds.

-Lastly, Clipper fans, hopefully this will pump you up. For some reason they stop before they get to 2006 when Bargnani was the top pick.#1 Pick

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