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September 30, 2020
Making sense of the Doc Rivers departure
We've had a couple days to process the shocking news that Doc Rivers is no longer the head coach of the LA Clippers. Sabreena and Blake reminisce on the highs of Rivers' tenure in Los Angeles before talking about how the Clippers got to this point and where the team goes from here, including their preferred candidates to fill Rivers' post.
September 16, 2020
The Clippers completed their collapse. Now what?
The Clippers flamed out of the postseason in spectacular fashion, and Ben Golliver of The Washington Post joins the podcast from the NBA bubble to talk about what exactly went wrong for these title favorites. Sabreena and Ben discuss the overall malaise of the Clippers both on and off the court in Orlando, Doc Rivers and Kawhi Leonard's culpability in the collapse, the resurgence of the Clippers Curse, and what this loss means for the team going forward.
September 14, 2020
What do the Clippers need to do to win Game 7?
The Clippers are unexpectedly facing a Game 7 in their second-round series against Denver, so Sabreena brought in David Bernal to get into the weeds of why the Clippers have lost the last two games, and what they can do in the final game to advance to the Western Conference Finals. Sabreena and David discuss what adjustments the Clippers can make on both ends and what is at stake for the team, and the franchise as a whole, in this Game 7.
September 8, 2020
How the Clippers regained control of their second-round series
The Clippers narrowly won Game 3 against the Nuggets, but Sabreena and Blake still found plenty of positives in LA's victory, including the two-way performance of Paul George, and the bounce-back effort of the bench duo of Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell. They also go deep on the Clippers' defense before looking ahead to what the team needs to do to win Game 4.
September 6, 2020
Clips Nation Postgame: The Clippers go full Jekyll and Hyde in Game 2
The Clippers had total command of Game 1 against Denver, setting the tone as the favorite, which made it all the more surprising when the came out flat in Game 2. The Nuggets had all the energy, their stars were at the top of their game, and they put the Clippers on their heels, forcing them to play catch up for the final three quarters. The Clippers made a game of it, but they didn’t have quite enough to complete the comeback, falling 110-101. Sabreena is joined by Ryan Blackburn of Denver Stiffs to discuss how exactly Denver evened the series.
September 3, 2020
Clippers vs. Nuggets Series Preview
The Clippers begin their second-round series Thursday against the Denver Nuggets, so Sabreena Merchant and Blake Harris get deep into this matchup. They talk about every aspect of series, starting with the two stars on each team, the classic "rest vs. rust" debate, what to expect from Patrick Beverley after his calf injury, the Michael Porter Jr. what if, and more. They end with their series predictions and a couple of requests for Marcus Morris Sr.
August 28, 2020
The L.A. Basketball Show: How the Clippers and Lakers put pressure on the NBA
The Clippers and Lakers united to vote against resuming the season Wednesday, taking a stand in the interest of racial justice. Sabreena Merchant of Clips Nation and Christian Rivas of Silver Screen & Roll discuss what comes next. This is the first episode of a weekly Clippers/Lakers crossover show.
August 26, 2020
Clips Nation Postgame: The Clippers can't miss in their 154-111 win
Paul George had 35 points, Montrezl Harrell hit a 3-pointer, and the Clippers set a franchise record for points in a playoff game with 154 in their Game 5 win over Dallas. Sabreena Merchant and Blake Harris of Clips Nation recap a comfortable win for the Clippers and what it means for the team as we look forward to a potential closeout game on Thursday.
August 24, 2020
Clips Nation Postgame: Luka Doncic sinks the Clippers in Game 4
The Clippers were part of the most exciting game of the NBA Playoffs so far, but Luka Doncic made sure they were on the losing end. Sabreena Merchant is joined by Blake Harris of Clips Nation to talk the Game 4 loss. They go into the coaching performance of Doc Rivers, specifically what adjustments need to be made moving forward, and then spotlight the efforts of Kawhi Leonard and Lou Williams before expressing some concerns about Paul George. Finally, they give credit to the Mavericks for essentially outplaying the Clippers through four games.
August 19, 2020
Clippers vs. Mavericks: Game 2 Preview with Joe Morgan
The Clippers started off the postseason with a win over the Mavericks, but Dallas put up a substantial fight behind a historic performance from second-year wunderkind Luka Doncic. Sabreena Merchant of Clips Nation is joined by Joe Morgan of Sporting News to discuss what went well for the Clippers in Game 1 and what they can clean up heading into Game 2. They go over how to defend Doncic, what a full game of Kristaps Porzingis could mean, and some lingering concerns about the team's rotation.
May 18, 2020
TLTJTP: Clippers History Lesson with Steve Perrin and Lucas Hann
We are still in a Clippers-less and NBA-less world, which leaves plenty of time to reminisce on the past. Who better to explore said history than Steve Perrin, the founder of Clips Nation and the Clippers blogosphere in general? Clipper Steve joins 213 Hoops editor-in-chief Lucas Hann to discuss the Clippers on the ESPN top 100 list, the history of the Buffalo Braves and San Diego Clippers, and the 2006 playoff team. The two look back on past decades of Clippers history, and touch on how that history informs the present and future of Clippers basketball.
May 11, 2020
TLTJTP: Clippers Rewatchables - 2015 Game 7 Spurs/Clippers
Who knows when the league returns at this point, but Rob and Shap are feeling nostalgic, and there is plenty of older basketball to watch. Remember that legendary 2015 Spurs series? We certainly do, so the guys rewatched Game 7 and gave their thoughts about it. Chris Paul's hamstring game. Peak Blake Griffin. A thin but determined supporting cast. Future Clipper Kawhi Leonard. The guys are here to talk about it and what they might have changed (if anything) on the latest episode of the Lob, the Jam, the Podcast!
March 30, 2020
TLTJTP: What Happens Next in the 2020 NBA Season, and How Does it Effect the Clippers
The NBA season might still be on hiatus, but The Lob the Jam the Pod is back with special guest Lucas Hann. The fellas discuss what they think the NBA might do to respond to the Coronavirus crisis, and how that response might effect the Clippers season. They also chat about what they will remember about this Clippers team if the season is cancelled, as well as whether their thoughts on any of the Clippers big moves have changed in the intervening weeks. All this, your Twitter questions, and more on this episode of TLTJTP!
March 17, 2020
Same Old Clippers: Reflecting on the 2020 Season and Discussing Coronavirus Impact
The 2020 NBA season is on hold, but Same Old Clippers marches on! Rob and Louis return to discuss what has happened in the intervening weeks - namely, the spread of Coronavirus from a potential threat to a planet-wide pandemic that has changed day to day life around the globe, and shut down the NBA indefinitely. The guys lay out what they think might come next, and whether the season will resume at all. They also list some of their best and funniest memories of the Clippers 2020 season, and contemplate where this season might fit into Clippers history. All this and more on the latest Same Old Clippers!
March 1, 2020
TLTJTP: Healthy Clippers Squad and Forward Momentum
The Clippers went through some rough times, but then Patrick Beverley and Paul George came back and for some reason things look better. The squad had one of their most impressive wins of the season with a huge blowout against the Nuggets at home on Friday, and have looked much fresher since being whole again. The guys talk about recent games and their reactions to new additions in Reggie Jackson and Marcus Morris Sr. All that and of course your Twitter questions on the latest episode of the Lob, the Jam, the Podcast!
February 18, 2020
Same Old Clippers: All-Star Game, Marcus Morris Trade, and Clippers Injuries
The All Star Break is here, so it's time to take a deep breath and evaluate the Clippers and the NBA at large with 2/3 of the season gone. Rob and Louis first of all talk about the 2020 NBA All Star Game and its associated events, and discuss whether the game and which players excel in it really means anything. They then move on to the Clippers, who lost three of their last four games before the break, but who Rob and Louis remain relatively unconcerned about in the short term. However, the guys are worried about the Clippers' injuries, and speculate that the Marcus Morris acquisition was more of a hedge against a Paul George injury. They then wrap about by handing out some disrespect, and giving brief predictions on the rest of the 2020 NBA season.
February 10, 2020
TLTJTP: The Marcus Morris Trade and the New Look Clips
Well, where there's smoke, there's fire. The Clippers have been linked to Marcus Morris Sr. since last summer and finally got their guy, snuffing out a Lakers bid in the process. Rob and Shap have been vocal about Morris, but has their tune changed with a resounding blowout in Cleveland? The Clips also had an embarrassing loss in Minneapolis, and a handful of games since the last time the guys talked. All those games, your Twitter questions, and more on the latest episode of the Lob, the Jam, the Podcast!
February 5, 2020
TLTJTP: Lucas and Jag Clippers Trade Deadline Talk Pt. 3
The 2020 NBA Trade Deadline is just 30 hours away, and rumors are flying hot and heavy. Lucas Hann and Mike Jaglin are back for the third time to discuss the latest Clippers rumors, debate the necessity of a trade, and select their favorite potential targets. The Clippers seem likely to make a move, and Lucas and Jag predict what might occur in the last edition of the special Trade Deadline editions of TLTJTP!
January 30, 2020
TLTJTP: Lucas and Jag Clippers Trade Deadline Talk Pt. 2
The Clippers haven't played in a little bit, so now's the perfect time to discuss some trades! The NBA has been super quiet on the trade front this season, and this deadline appears to be super quiet, but that won't prevent Lucas and Jag from breaking down some top Clippers trade targets on part two of the trade deadline edition of TLTJTP!
January 27, 2020
TLTJTP: The Surging Clippers, Kawhi's Dominance, and Remembering Kobe
Kawhi Leonard keeps on chugging along, even as the the basketball world mourns the passing of NBA legend Kobe Bryant. Rob and Shap start the pod by discussing Kobe, his legacy, and what he meant to Los Angeles and a generation of basketball fans. The guys then shift to the Clippers, who had two of their more impressive wins this season in Miami and in Dallas without Paul George but also one of their worse losses of the season against a Trae Young-less Hawks team. Rob and Shap marvel at Kawhi's brilliance, discuss the rise of Landry Shamet, and answer a few Twitter questions on the latest the Lob, the Jam, the Podcast!