Wednesday, October 17th, 2007 at 2:36 pm  |  55 responses

Los Angeles Clippers Season Preview

Yes, we do talk about the other team in L.A.

By Seth Ferranti

Our Clippers preview writer doesn’t have internet access, so he mailed us his piece. Click on the thumbnail images below to view the images of the typed preview on a separate page. For the rest of our previews, go here.




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  • http://www.cfpf.org.uk/articles/rdp/caasqp/caasqp.html Tarzan Cooper


  • dez

    ppl still use typewriters? Is this a SLAM Throwback?

  • mark

    first, nice piece. I agree that the clippers are doomed to another lottery season although i think you’re belittling brevin knights talents, this guy is a real good set up man. However with out livingston and brand they will be in the lottery again. best bet is derick rose in 08

  • http://www.cfpf.org.uk/articles/rdp/caasqp/caasqp.html Tarzan Cooper

    no internet, come on slam, you’re better than that. you should have let me write the clips preview, $hit

  • The Best Yet

    y’all messin.

  • nick

    i feel like the fact that it’s slam ONLINE should disqualify Luddites from posting. just sayin.

  • http://slamonline.com Sam Rubenstein

    If you read Seth’s bio on page one (on the left), it explains things.

  • http://aspov.blogspot.com Cheryl

    Damn, y’all give dude a break! Yes, the Clips are lottery bound, but with Maggett playing to get the hell outta there, you may see some fire in these boys. But, alas, you will more than likely have two dysfunctional franchises in the Glitter City.

  • http://slamonline.com mutoni

    that was very cool.

  • Paniscus

    Tarzan and Nick, you’re both dicks. “Just sayin.” Read the bio and show some respect.

  • Dallas J

    wow.. Billy Crystal wasn’t available?

  • Grenner

    That was cool, good work Seth. And F*** Tarzan. Let me guess what his preview would be: “Zzzzzzzz”. Then again, that would be pretty apt…

  • http://slamonline.com Matt Caputo

    Seth is the realest.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Among SLAM writers currently incarcerated, Seth’s status as both the “realest” and “only” cannot be disputed.

  • http://myspace.com/bodiebarnett jbn74sb

    It is 2007.
    Somehow, the fact that the person assigned the Clippers preview is without internet access, and that slam didn’t care to find a legitimate solution to this problem, is just perfect.
    Whenever I think it is rough being a Lakers fan, I can always look across town at our local special olympics franchise and their special olympics fans.
    And I thank them for that.

  • http://myspace.com/bodiebarnett jbn74sb

    P.S. Don’t drop the soap.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Bodie, sometime between Dec. 17 and 21 of this year, I will be driving from Los Angeles to Santa Maria. I will pass right through your city. You’ve been warned.

  • http://myspace.com/bodiebarnett jbn74sb

    I’ve heard it before, Ryan.
    In all seriousness, although your trip will apparently take place sometime between Monday through Friday, let me know if you want to grab a beer, or maybe some lunch since you will be driving. It would not be possible for me to be as much of an a-hole in real life as I am on here. I imagine that you can figure out how to get in touch with me.

  • Ron

    WOW!!! that was cool. I need more info on Seth. How long has he been down? Is he there for research purposes? When does he see himself getting out? Where is he serving his time? I need more info.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    I’ll keep you posted. Probably be Thursday or Friday. And I’ll have the fam with me, so please keep the date-r@pe jokes to a minimum.

  • http://www.theserioustip.blogspot.com Jordi Scrubbings

    Umm, I wouldn’t expect the most from our incarcerated hoops fan brethren, but what about my boy Al Thornton from Florida State joining the Clips? You know he is going to score some points. Got an chance to challenge for ROY as well.

  • http://myspace.com/bodiebarnett jbn74sb

    Sounds good. Grandparents are Santa Maria residents, yes? As I mentioned before, my girlfriend is a D.A. up there.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Yes. My grandmother actually served on the jury for some horrible murder trial up there last year. They may have encountered each other. Perhaps, somehow, even you and I are related, like Cheney and Obama. The world is small.

  • http://why-bother-reading.blogspot.com/ H to the izzo

    I can’t read this at all,an eye test is in my future.When you said that your writer didn’t have internet access I was thinking you had gotten an Amish person to write it but this was cool also.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Bodie’s girlfriend is a M1LF.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Bodie’s girlfriend is a M1LF.

  • Big L

    Al Thornton. He will help this team a lot. Don’t be surprised when Thornton gives it to Mihm, Brown, and Bynum all at the same time.

  • http://myspace.com/bodiebarnett jbn74sb

    A (underlined, bold, etc.) D.A., not the D.A. Schmuck.

  • http://myspace.com/bodiebarnett jbn74sb

    Big L – Seeing as how Thornton is 4 years older than Bynum, despite being a rookie, should that really be a surprise?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Your loss. She’s nicety.

  • http://fake.com Jukai

    Look at it this way guys… Livingston can’t get any worse!

  • http://myspace.com/bodiebarnett jbn74sb

    The D.A. before her was in office for over 20 years, and was the subject of a Michael Jackson song a few years ago as a result of prosecuting him. And this was before the most recent trial.

  • Paniscus

    Whaddaya mean, Jukai? Only one knee has exploded so far.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    “PYT,” I assume”

  • http://aspov.blogspot.com Cheryl

    You guys got me in tears!! Bodie, i was gonna say something about your age and taste in women, but I am REALLY glad that was just Ryan being Ryan. I’m glad it’s the end of the day, cuz somebody’s gonna wonder why my eyes are wet.

  • http://myspace.com/bodiebarnett jbn74sb

    Um, no. Check the wikipedia entry for Tom Sneddon.

  • http://aspov.blogspot.com Cheryl

    And Ryan, I read about the Obama/Cheney connection and hoped to get a chance to comment on it here. Lang needs to ask Obama about it when he gets the interview opportunity.

  • http://myspace.com/bodiebarnett jbn74sb

    My taste in women, Cheryl, like most men’s, runs toward the opposite, but legal, end of the rectum. I mean spectrum.

  • http://myspace.com/bodiebarnett jbn74sb

    More balanced perspective on Sneddon in my next comment. He was my trial practice professor in law school, and I liked him. Bit of a football coach mentality and personality, but a good guy.

  • http://myspace.com/bodiebarnett jbn74sb
  • http://myspace.com/bodiebarnett jbn74sb

    To get this thing back on topic, don’t forget to add Korolev to the Clippers long list of lottery losers.

  • chronically_ill

    I read some of Seth’s prison stuff on hoopshype. It’s dope that he’s shedding light on some ill prison players. But i dont like how he kinds of glosses over what got these players in prison in the first place. i mean, some of these dudes got time for assault and robbery and things of that nature. The guys that Seth writes about are people who BELONG in prison. You can say that these guys didnt have the opportunities, yadda, yadda, yadda, but the fact is, they could have kept their heads straight and made it to DI or pro. Look at Gilbert Arenas,AI and plenty of other players who’ve overcome difficult circumstances.

  • Captain America

    Seth is spot-on. I feel for Clippers fans and for the NBA. Let’s hope Elton has a speedy and full recovery.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Seth’s prison fiction is intense. If you’re into learning about what it’s like, I’d highly recommend his book, Prison Stories:

  • http://yahoo.com Devontae Palmer AKA THE COOL

    LOL! THAT’S ALL I GOT TO SAY. play wit it.

  • nick

    Yeah, i should read the bio before i talk yak. Apologies. Nothing but respect for seth.

  • floe

    i’m afraid to say anything bad about this review.

  • http://myspace.com/prettygsrus David Garcia

    ya’ll shoulda let me write this preview

  • chiqo

    you guys couldn’t beat an intern over the head and make them transcribe this?

  • FLUD

    That was great. And I love the fact it was typed out on pages. Class. Deadly buzz Slam. Spot on Seth. It’s amazing that people seem to feel as if they could have written something better..and that they’re all slightly confused that things can still be ‘mail’… and that’s not a good amazing either.

  • Andrew

    reading it, seth’s typewriter’s a bitch.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    The fact that these comments — on a column previewing the upcoming NBA season — include a link to a book written by a convinced felon and others to the websites of distric attorneys is too outstanding not to be true. Only at slamonline.com…

  • andre anglais

    What’s going on here? Don’t you have a magazine to publish? Why am I reading about a california prosecuter’s softball skills? How can Seth write a blog without internet access? What’s up with this country!?
    Seriously though, is there no good news (excepting CMaggetti’s contract status) in the other LA?

  • JpT

    my eyessss…

  • Boing Dynasty

    No offence but i stopped reading this after i found out dude was in jail. Not because i look down on drug users/dealers, but i can he really offer the best perspective on the up comming season, when he lives in a box?