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  1. But for a "free" timeout, the Clippers would have beaten the Suns in game 2.  Life is not fair.  It's clearer than ever that but for Leonard's injury, the Clippers would be in the driver's seat.  Sad.

  2. Amazingly, down 25 points, the Clippers came back and beat the Jazz to get to the Western Conference finals for the first time.  Now, the injury issue is Kawhi for the Clippers and the Covid issue is Paul for the Suns.

  3. LeBron holds forth on many topics but on the issue of injuries I think he has a point.  Either the season started too soon or it lasted too long.  At this point, Donovan Mitchell is playing hurt.  AD is trying to recover.  Kawhi Leonard is out hurt.  Mike Connely has been out with an injury.  Meanwhile, vaccinated Chris Paul is out with a positive Covid test (where's State Farm when you need them?).  When can teams start playing at full strength?



  4. So the Suns have pretty well crushed the Nuggets.  Meanwhile Kawhi, Paul and the Clippers have climbed back into their series with the Jazz.  Is Jazz star Donovan Mitchell seriously injured?  And Stephen A. is somehow declaring Mitchell the greatest Jazz player in their history forgetting Malone, Stockton and Maravich.

  5. So today being vaxxed and hungry, I ventured into LA.  First I went to Brooklyn Bagel Bakery and got some egg bagels and cream cheese.  Then I went to Hollywood which is even gritter and built up than I had remembered it.  I got to the new Amoeba Records at Hollywood and Argyle which is more compact but still bursting with records, CDs, posters, DVDs, books, tee-shirts, etc.  

    Tonight I happened to watch Valley Girl.  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086525/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

    Essentially it's Nicolas Cage in an early 80s teen movie and lots of folks you never heard of with a very representative 80s soundtrack (and appearances by the Plimsouls and Josie Cotton).

    Ah life.

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  6. The Suns are up 2-0 on the Nuggets after walloping them a second time.  The Lakers have to be thinking this could this could have been us.

  7. So the Clippers managed to win a home game seven and fend off the Mavs.  Their reward is they get to do battle with the Jazz.  Good luck.

  8. With AD nursing groin and knee injuries, he really could not compete.  Then Mr. Booker became Mr. Incredible, draining three after three.  As AD heals it is clear James is slowing down somewhat.  What will the Lakers do to get ready for next year?

  9. That was eons ago.  There had previously been a full fledged restaurant in Century City.  There was also a sister Mexican restaurant (Senor Pico) in Century City as well.  I think the last Trader Vic's in Greater LA was a small bar in the mall opposite Staples Center.  It was not there long.

  10. Meanwhile, Conde Nast Traveler informs that the nine best rooftop bars in NYC are Harriet's Rooftop & Lounge, Le Bain, Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge, The Crown, Greenpoint Beer & Ale Co., Berry Park, Upstairs at the Kimberly, Cantina Rooftop and A.R.T. NoMad.

    I sense that New Yorkers are a thirsty bunch.

  11. In the current summer issue of Esquire, the editors run down a list of the 27 best bars in the US.  If you care, this could be a basis for debate.  Are the best bars in NYC, 67 Orange Street, Double Chicken Please and Decibel?  Brooklyn's Hunky Dory somehow gets listed separately.  Regardless, at the end of the issue the editors salute The Airport Bar (any and all of them) as sort of dependable in their uncoolness.  Made me wish I was taking a flight somewhere (sigh).

  12. So, "Mare of Easttown" did wrap up last night and most all of the many loose ends were tied up.  And there was a twist.  Through it all Kate Winslet carried the weight of life in the small town with enough grace to win several awards.

  13. Chris Paul was very healthy, leading the Suns to even the series against LA.  AD meanwhile sustained a groin injury and missed the entire second half.  Will he be back for Tuesday's game 5 in Phoenix?

  14. So AD came back big time and the Lakers evened the series at 1-1 and now have home court advantage.  Chris Paul seems to still be nursing his injured right shoulder and his effective playing time is limited.

    Meanwhile, talk of some sort of Lakers-Clippers series seems to be evaporating as the Clippers lost their second game to the Mavs and they have to go face 15,000 fans in Big D.

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