Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Trippin' on the Paper Clips

"That's it Eric, hold up that index finger, a lil higher, there, got it!" encouraged the cameraman as he snapped away at the Clippers' Training Center in Playa Vista.

"Umm, are we done?" mumbled an impatient Eric Gordon.

C'moooon, E.G., just give us a smile and we can call it a day. Just a little-bitty-intsy-bitty smile."


"I have your dog right here."


"I'll shoot him right now."

"d-d-don't. I'll do whatever you want."

"Give daddy a smile."


Seriously, are the L.A. Clippers awake? Did someone approve this ad before it ran in the L.A. Times? With the Lake Show celebrating their redemptive championship, and possibly bringing the entire team back for an encore in 09/10, the Clips have never looked worse.

Seriously, look at Eric Gordon's face here. He looks like a 10-year old Charles Barkley who just shit his pants after eating a gallon of ice cream.

But hey, DJ Dense is gonna be there. Admission is free. There will be free draft guides. There will be Clipper Girls. I mean, sure, MILFy and all, but they aint exactly giving Paula Abdul a run for her money.

And to think, not too long ago, the Clippers were the biggest "G" team this side of the 2000 Jail Blazers.

Tangent. Were the 2000 Blaze the biggest "G" team of all time? Possibly. Probably. Definitely.

Rashweed "Cut The Check" Wallace. Steve "Smiff" Smith. Damon "Back When I was Good" Stoudamire. Bonzi "Dude, You've Got A" Wells. Scottie "The Knicks? Same Shit...Different Address" Pippen. Arvydas "Y'all Lithuanians Already Knew This" Sabonis. Dale "Where my Brotha Antonio At?" Davis. Shawn "Father's Day" Kemp. Greg "I'll Punch You In The Fucking Face" Anthony. Stacey "Plastic Man" Augmon. Rod "G.O.D.'s Gift" Strickland. Detlef "On The Stremf, F'realz" Schrempf. Gary "Cary" Grant. Will "I'm White" Perdue. Eric "Remember when St. John's was Dope?" Barkley.

Is that Mark "Helicopter" Jackson getting yammed on?

Damn. What coulda been. Fuck Robert Horry. Motherfuck him and John Wayne.

What say you? Can you think of more "G" squads?


Biz said...

Drawin blanks here. Perhaps it was the perfect confluence of G-ness at one time, destined to happen once in a lifetime?

Further research is required.

Cleveland Frowns said...

Most G Team of All Time?


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coachie said...

Ha, not doubt, Plastic Man, Gran Ma Ma, and Greg "Young Republican" Anthony. Bryman brought up UNL-schtee as a most "G" candidate.

the 93 celts get proppps as well. the General Sherm Douglas, Alaa "Think I'll Send Weed Thru FedEx" Abdelnaby. The Chief on fumes. Dee "Blindfold" Brown. and of course, Reggie Reg "Who's Callin' "em?" Lewis.

also, no one brought in comments or email, the underrated Run-TMC:

Tim "Three the Hard Way" Hardaway

Mitch "7-Year Itch" Richmond

Chris "Fade" Mullin

Pop Dukes and I got the chance to sit down and have a cup of coffee with Mullin when your pal coachie was 7 or so. Quite the friendly dude.

Cleveland Frowns said...

Don't forget about Anderson (You not my man) Hunt, and George (Ackity) Ackles.

I really don't think those Cs or Ws compare.

The Mza said...

don't sleep on:

pops curry
even more washed up chief
Wingate and Tolbert

Cleveland Frowns said...

Mza...that is actually a really interesting call. Would have never thought of that, but you might be on to something.