“Doc Rivers, the Clippers coach and top front-office executive whose team had just suffered a case of asphyxia in the Western Conference Semifinals that won’t be soon forgotten, was speaking with endless exasperation and surely trying to explain how this could all come to pas,” Sam Amick reports for USA Today.
“Steve Ballmer, the former Microsoft CEO who paid a record $2 billion to buy this team last August and was so hell-bent on bringing them all better days, listened intently inside their huddle with a blank look upon his face,” Amick reports. “There is no explanation for any of this, though, and there’s certainly no excuse.”
“The Clippers, who became just the ninth team in the history of the NBA to blow a 3-1 series lead in a seven-game playoff series, followed Friday’s Game 6 collapse with one of the least-spirited efforts you’ll ever see on this sort of stage,” Amick reports. “It was 113-100 Rockets in Game 7 at the Toyota Center, an end-to-end effort by the resilient Rockets against a Clippers team that put up about as much fight as the actors at Rockets home games who let the mascot pummel them with pie.”
— Stadium (@Stadium) May 17, 2015
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MacDailyNews Take: The tears of a clown.
His knowledge of basketball rivals his knowledge of how to run a tech company vs. the likes of a Steven Paul Jobs. — MacDailyNews Take, August 20, 2014
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