Bill and Blake

For Christmas this year I received The Big Book of Basketball written by The Sports Guy, Bill Simmons. I've been slowing working through the nearly 800 pages before hitting the hay and I really enjoy it. I haven't really followed basketball on a daily basis for several years and don't know very much about the early history of the game or the ABA days and the book is a great primer on the subject. There is also a great section about the early attempts at basketball cards...I hope to rehash that someday as soon as I can track down some vintage cards...

Other than Billy Crystal, Bill might be the best known L.A. Clippers season ticket holder and is just about the biggest Blake Griffin fan on Earth...In case you missed the Clippers highlights from Saturday's game, here are two of the best plays of the year courtesy of Mr. Griffin.