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Talking LA Clippers with Tom West — TWT 99

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Hey there, and welcome to another episode of Timeout with Ti. Last time out on episode 98, I (Ti Windisch) sat down with Chris Reichert to discuss the G League expansion draft and some other G League topics.

This time out I wanted to talk about the LA Clippers instead of the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario, so I got Tom West on the line from all the way across the pond to talk about the Clips on Timeout with Ti episode 99.

Tom used to cover LA on a daily basis while he ran Clipperholics, and still follows the team despite moving on from that gig to a new one at FanRagSports. I knew he’d have some takes on the Clippers’ interesting summer, and I was not disappointed.

In our 45-minute conversation, we covered a lot of Blake Griffin stuff, some Milos Teodosic stuff, and Tom’s favorite topic—the idea of trading DeAndre Jordan for Andre Drummond. (It’s not really his favorite topic.)

Be sure to follow Tom on Twitter (@TomWestNBA), and feel free to give both me (@TiWindisch) and the show itself (@TimeoutwithTi) a follow as well. It’s always appreciated!

Don’t forget that both Timeout with Ti and Press Basketball are found on Facebook, and the podcast is also located on iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Stitcher in addition to its home on Soundcloud and here on Press. Please subscribe, rate, review, share and send postcards to faraway relatives if you enjoyed the episode!

Ti is a writer, editor, and podcast host who's work can be found at Behind the Buck Pass, The Step Back, Press Basketball, and wherever podcasts can be found. He's the host of Timeout with Ti, a typically-NBA themed pod that features one guest and has a more conversational feel than a standard interview. He loves the Milwaukee Bucks and is not here for your mispronunciation of Giannis Antetokounmpo.

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Below the Hardwood

The COVID Special

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USA vs Everybody | Episode 17
The Break USA vs Everybody | Episode 17

For the first time in over 4 years BTH is back to talk the best in the NBA as they always do….

Social distancing style!

In this episode the team, the homies and  the compadres give their takes on “The Last Dance” MJ Doc; who’s really behind it?, the 2020 NBA season; will it return and which players need it bad, who is the season MVP, would be playoff match ups for east and west conference finals and who would have ultimately won the NBA Finals had it not been for the pandemic of Covid-19.

Don’t forget to follow the team on Instagram and most social media platforms

  • @belowthehardwood
  • @RAHenry
  • @alanshane
  • @livingmydexlife

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Ride The Wave

Back in October the sky was the limit. LeBron had decided to move to LA and join the Lakers. Things were good then.

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Back in October the sky was the limit. LeBron had decided to move to LA and join the Lakers, drawing in a decent support team and a lot of talk that the West was looking incredibly dominant next to a “weaker” East. Things were good then.

Five months later and things couldn’t be farther from that idylistic picture. The East thrived without the King and GMs put together some of the most noteworthy teams in a while. And the Lakers? The Lakers currently sit in the 11th spot of the Western Conference with very little hope of making it to the playoffs. They’re a team that is constantly attacked for their lack of chemistry, skill, and effort. For the first time in a long time, LA became synonymous with “hopeless”.

This wasn’t the future we saw for the King.

On the heels of a night filled with one of his greatest achievements ever, the Lakers as a team walked away with a loss to the Denver Nuggets. A night that began on a high note went out on one that was equivalent to sour candy. Furthermore, a frustrated team left an arena, hopped on social media, and found a bevy of congrats for their star player, while enduring the storm that came with another Lakers loss.

It seems that James’ stardom has reached a tipping point, one that makes him a GM one moment, the King of the league the next, and finally the biggest point of contention within the locker room. The most notable thing is that it is clearly wearing him down. Chris Martin let us know that “nobody one said it was easy”, but you’ve got to ask yourself, does it have to be so hard?

The answer is unfortunately, yes. It’s always going to be this way, and there is no fighting the current, but there is beauty in riding the wave. Embracing that moment when the wave comes crashing down on you is important, because it’s always going to happen, but your attitude will always be remembered. LeBron rides high, and keeps things in the positive light for the media, but he’s got to realize that they are writing his story, and he doesn’t have to play into their’s. Ride the wave, and take the loss in stride with all the great that has come with it, but take the loss because your part of a team that is.

The wave has crashed down, but the current will bring another.

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Year 15 | A Mini Documentary

Year 15 of a legacy…

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What’s to come for the man on top, and what got him here?

It’s Year 15 of a man’s career, but it’s also Year 15 of a legacy…

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