Blake Griffin, Clippers soap opera needs to end

In a town where the big screen is king, there probably isn’t one film writer that could make up the storyline that is the Los Angeles Clippers. A story like this, in this day and time, would be far more effective told as a soap opera. Preferably, a night time soap. Only, this soap opera needs no ‘cliff hanger’. With Clippers’ star forward Blake Griffin’s latest injury, it just needs to end. And, this Blake Griffin, Clippers soap opera needs to end in divorce. Nighttime soap operas are even wilder…

NBA Power Rankings – 1/3/17

  Happy New Year! It’s time to bring in 2017 with the first NBA Power Rankings of the New Year here on SportsandSwag.com. The top teams in the league have really begun to separate themselves in recent weeks. That’s especially so out west where injuries have plagued teams like the L.A. Clippers (23-14). So much so, that the Clippers have fallen from 3rd to 5th in the conference standings. Another team that’s been plagued by injuries are the Utah Jazz. George Hill is averaging 18.8 points and 4.2 assists per…

2016 NBA Playoffs: Western Conference Preview and Predictions

While, the Eastern Conference matchups look like they could be long and thrilling series, the Western Conference may be the exact opposite. The defending champion Golden State Warriors have only lost a record-breaking nine times this season and the 2nd-seeded San Antonio Spurs were dreadful in comparison with their 15 losses. So, can anyone derail the Warriors on their way to repeating and completing the most incredible season by an individual team in sports history? Absolutely. But could the Warriors also steamroll through the west and only lose a game…

NBA Pacific Division Preview – Can Curry, Warriors repeat?

2015 NBA MVP Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors had an unbelievable 2015 season as they brought home the Larry O’Brien Trophy. The L.A. Clippers also had a regular season to remember as they fought back from a terrible start to finish the season third in the west. But, the most memorable moments of Clippers 2015 came after the regular season as they blew a 3-1 lead in the conference semis to Houston, then they lost center DeAndre Jordan, to free agency but got him back before the ink…

Same ole Clippers, Same ole ‘Fundamental’ Spurs

Talent wins championships, but you have to have ‘Fundamentals’. The San Antonio Spurs have a lot of talent, but they also have plenty of ‘Fundamentals’. Just when you thought the Spurs might finally be against the ropes, and in danger of being knocked out in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, ‘Fundamentals’ took over and saved the day. The ‘Fundamentals’ were so good that the defending champs didn’t need a lot from Tony Parker, or Manu Ginobili to send the most talked about and intriguing first round matchup of…

NBA Playoffs Preview: Western Conference – Chris Paul and the Clippers have golden opportunity vs Spurs

The NBA Playoffs are finally here, and along with them come opportunities for some players to repeat some of the magic that they’ve generated in the past that ultimately allowed for them to win an NBA Title. For other players, it’s an opportunity for them to clean the slate and try it all over again, as they continue to pursue that elusive title. In no other first round matchup is this more apparent than in the series between the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers. The Spurs of course,…