“The Curse: The Colorful & Chaotic History of the LA Clippers” by Mike Minas
Basketball, professional, Clippers, history
November 8, 2016
4 of 5 stars (very good)
The Los Angeles Clippers have had a very entertaining history both on and off the court. While they have never won an NBA championship, they have been in the news for various reasons and their performance on the court had a long history of losing until their recent success with star players Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. This history is completely captured in this very entertaining book by Mike Minas.
From their beginning in San Diego and the first player who was supposed to be the franchise savior, Bill Walton, to the current crop of players and controversies, there isn’t a significant Clipper event that Minas misses. Whether it was significant injuries (and there are a LOT in Clipper history), the many sagas of former owner Donald Sterling or the disruption the team faced during the 1992 riots in Los Angeles, Minas writes about them with knowledge and humor.
Whether or not the reader is a Clipper fan, this is a book that will be enjoyed by any basketball fan, especially if one wants to learn the reason behind the terrible luck and performance of this franchise.
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