The NBA’s most prominent and widely known mascot—or, the fan who would be a mascot, the Los Angeles Clippers’ famous Clipper Darrell—had an announcement for fans on Twitter. Portland Trail Blazers guard Mo Williams appeared to be in the know, although a bit unaware of whether Darrell had already made the announcement or not.
The Los Angeles Clippers won a franchise-record 56 games and had the NBA’s third best scoring differential last season. Then after taking a 2-0 lead on Memphis, they proceeded to lose four straight, making an unexpected and disappointing first-round exit. Which begs the question – were last season’s Clippers the regular season contender or the postseason pretender? The team did not rest on its regular-season laurels during the offseason, adding a coach with a championship ring in Doc Rivers, a new set
In true late August fashion, the NBA’s offseason has hit a cold spell with breaking news. With that being said, two interesting stories emerged today involving the two Los Angeles teams.
In today’s NBA news, one former star retired from the league while another former star’s agent told the media that his client’s whereabouts were known.
On the court, Dwyane Wade is an NBA superstar, a Miami Heat legend and three-time NBA champion. But off the court he has had one of the more publicly disclosed relationships in recent NBA memory. He and ex-wife, Siohvaughn Funches-Wade, went through a long, nasty and public legal divorce, which wrapped up in the end of July. It concluded with Wade agreeing to pay Funches $5 million among other details including a a “non-disparage” agreement in which each must refrain from making disparaging remarks
With the continually growing success of Golden State Warriors star point guard Stephen and the past career success of father Dell, the Curry family is now considered NBA royalty. Today marks younger brother Seth Curry’s 23rd birthday. His birthday coincides with Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, who turns 35 today. His brother Steph sent his birthday wishes via Twitter. Happy birthday to my favorite little brother @sdotcurry. Have to say that’s a pretty nice bday gift to yourself Man! — Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) August
Are you an old-ass man when you are 35?
Ever wonder what Kobe Bryant would look like in a black uniform? Well you’re about to find out. In today’s news, the Lakers announced they will be pairing the Black Mamba and co. with some black uniforms. Also, the 76ers added depth to their backcourt, and Magic Johnson reacted to LeBron James’ list of the greatest players of all time.