TAG: Marques Johnson

NBA / Apr 6, 2010 / 1:29 pm

Hall of Fame honor long overdue for Dennis Johnson

Dennis Johnson

From 1976 to 1990, Dennis Johnson didn’t just play in the NBA. He left a mark. But now we can finally say DJ is a Hall of Famer. By earning his place among the 2010 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class this week, the late Dennis Johnson will finally be recognized for his contributions to the game of basketball, which were about so much more than numbers. DJ was a winner, a clutch player, and most importantly, a terrific teammate. Read More »

NBA / Jan 19, 2010 / 3:30 pm

Clips Nation Reacts To The Fall Of Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. Nicky Woo)

When Blake Griffin went down for the season last week, there was a lot of disbelief emanating from Southern California. Whether it was talk of a curse or simply that the Clippers will never catch a break, it’s safe to say that no one knew how to stomach it. So searching for answers, I reached out to Steve Perrin (a.k.a. ClipperSteve), the brains behind popular Clippers blog, Clips Nation. Check below as Perrin sheds light on the injury, the curse and the fan reactions from Clips Nation. Read More »

NBA / Sep 11, 2009 / 5:10 pm

I Reminisce: The Fourth Chip

G.O.A.T. vs Glove

My standout memory of Michael Jordan does have Byron Russell prominently involved — but it’s not the moment you’re thinking of.

We’re going back to Game 7 of the ’96 Western Conference Finals, Jazz versus my Sonics. This was our year. Stockton and Malone weren’t willfully passing the Mr. Inside/Mr. Outside torch to Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp; Glove and Reign Man were TAKING it. The city had gone all-in for this squad. Three calendars after he’d recorded it for the ’93 Sonics, Sir Mix-a-Lot‘s “Not In Our House!” was back on the radio. Read More »