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Hip to be Clip?
As the Lakers put the finishing touches on a contract for new coach Rudy Tomjanovich, we don't anticipate too many "Ru-dy" chants at STAPLES Center if Kobe Bryant is not wearing Purple and Gold.
Byrant met with the Clippers yesterday at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles. LAists presumes he didn't need a tour of the arena. Bryant has also met with the Nuggets, but it's doubtful that Kobe's frequent trips to Eagle has warmed him to the Rocky Mountain State. He's also scheduled to meet with the Knicks, but they can only offer the $5 million mid-level exception thanks to Big Apple-sized contracts to Allan Houston, Penny Hardaway, Stephon Marbury, Tim Thomas, and Shandon Anderson.
In the meantime, Quentin Richardson has agreed to an offer sheet with the Phoenix Suns, putting the Clippers on the clock with Kobe as they'll have 15 days to match Richardson—their fallback plan.
LAist advises Kobe to be careful what you wish for. Few men would dare choose to play for the Donald (Sterling). And the Clippers could have avoided this whole courtship had they merely selected Bryant with the 7th pick of the 1996 NBA Draft. The Clippers brilliantly passed up Kobe (and Peja Stojakovic, Steve Nash, Jermaine O'Neal, and others) to take Lorenzen Wright out of Memphis.
Does Kobe really want to play for a franchise where these kinds of mistakes are routine?
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.