While the Lakers continue to roll (they’re in a virtual tie with the Spus atop the Western Conference), their Staples Center neighbors are playing out the string of yet another disappointing season.
The coach and the owner aren’t talking. The owner says the coach picks the players, then rejects a trade. One player (Sam Cassell) is leaving. Two others (Corey Maggette and Elton Brand) have a choice to leave.
Then, when the conversation turned to the Clippers’ terrible performance, Sterling went off on coach Mike Dunleavy. It was pretty similar to what he said a few weeks back, blaming Dunleavy for the selection of players and saying that Dunleavy, not general manager Elgin Baylor, had the final say on every player on the roster. Every single one. Why, Sterling wondered, if the players were picked by the coach, did they not play for the coach?
So, Elton and Shaun, tell us again why you want to step back on the court this season for this team.