Monday, November 13, 2006

Clippers need to sign Darrell Bailey

We at SunsGossip were again privileged to travel to see a game – this time Clippers-Hornets in Los Angeles. Well, the Clippers won (92-76) so we have to give them that. But what a sorry game entertainment-wise. For real, no spirit at all. Clippers fans wouldn’t put two hands together for a clap if they thought it would bring Mark Jackson back.

To be fair, the game was a matinee and was somewhat ugly. And the Clippers seem to stick to the fundamentals, not really running tons of crowd-pleasing plays. And the Hornets could have been better – Chris Paul was more like a “comma” than the “exclamation mark” some people led us to believe we could expect.

But the biggest problem is Clippers spirit. The dancers were pretty corny and the music was garbage. And the Clippers have no mascot! Someone in attendance informed us that the Lakers don’t have a mascot either. Say what? In fact, the L.A. fans seemed baffled when we at SunsGossip told them about the Phoenix Suns Gorilla, Thunder at Golden State, Philly’s Hip-Hop and others. Surely a giant furry version of a clipper ship would get fools amped. Somebody get on that.

Alternatively, the Clippers could just anoint Darrell Bailey as their official mascot. As usual, the loyal season-ticket holder was decked out in his trademark red-and-blue duds and was leading crazy high-pitched cheers from his seat. SunsGossip caught up with him outside the Staples Center for a quick photo-op before he headed back to church. Preach, Clipper Darrell! (That may or may not be Nate in the background.)


Anonymous mutoni said...

that's def. Nate! but what is he doing at a clipper game?

11/13/2006 9:39 AM  
Blogger Nate said...

I'm an equal opportunity NBA fan, Mutoni. So although I am a big time Laker fan, I usually make my way to home games for several teams throughout the year. And I usually do it dressed as Tyronne Biggums.

11/13/2006 10:58 AM  
Anonymous Lucas said...

Funny, that's how I'd imagine Jones always comes across. Always lurking in the corner.

11/14/2006 10:15 AM  

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