I look for 3 actions when I pick a team. I want 12 people who do 1) hustle and box out for rebounds, even diving on the floor sacrificing their body for the good of the team. 2) they pass to find the open mate on offense or a teammate who is in one of their favorite places to operate as a triple threat: pass, shoot, dribble. Finally 3) they love to give full effort on defense. Defense starts before the opponent your guarding has the ball. Denying them the ability to pass to the person your guarding is key. Once your opponent has the ball, stay close, one hand up, one hand low and push them towards a shotbocker or towards their weaker dribbling hand, or towards the out of bounds of court on sideline and baseline, and half court line. I do not like teammates who say they are saving their energy on defense so they can take shots on the offensive side of the ball. Especially when their are 7 teammates who would love to play when their teammates are tired from playing excellent defense. Bonus points for being willing to take a charge and get bruised up to get possession control offensive fouls. Be willing to take 6 times twelve 72 charges every game. that is 144 free throws or 72 possessions for your team.
I feel a lot better about being a clippers fan, now that we added Jerry West to the Clippers. Its been a long road getting away from Sterling. Now that Ballmer, Rivers, Frank, West, Cassell are here I feel like every year we are getting better even if its not a huge leap from year to year. If we can just avoid injuries during the playoffs, then I believe we could do well. So many people on radio and tv say we should blow up the team. I think laker fans might want to see us at the bottom of the standings again. But if we drop Paul and Griffin after convincing Deandre Jordan to stay it would be really a slap in the face. If we wanted to start over than they should have let Deandre go to the Mavericks. I hope we can get some wing players like simmons from the spurs. And hopefully the new agua caliente clippers in ontario will help us develop and find young clippers to add after the draft and during the year, and have them already proficient in the style that Doc wants the clippers to play on defense and offense.
As a uber driver at night 7eleven is one of the few vendors to eat to regain energy at night.
Dried fruits, beef jerky. And tuna in a bag from starkist are great too. And gatorade or water from our brita filter. A tostada with guacamole from del taco, a bean, cheese and rice burrito, a sope, or taco, cheese fries from in n out, or a cheeseburger, loaded breakfast sandwich from jack in the box, norm’s or dennys, an egg white. Delight or egg mcmuffin…but mostly dried meat and dried fruit.