They’re the most valuable team
Congratulations to Steve Kerr, the Golden State Warriors and the 2015 NBA Finals MVP, Andre Iguodala, who held his defensive assignment to 36 points, 13 rebounds, and nine assists a game.
William David Stone
I’m glad to say that it’s a kinder and gentler world we live in today, as evidenced by LeBron James’ performance in the NBA Finals. Not too long ago, if a player dominated the number of shots taken, the time of possessing the ball and scoring, everyone would be criticizing him for not being a team player, and calling him selfish. But, in today’s more understanding universe, that type of player is praised and considered to be the best in basketball.
The irrational exuberance over the Warriors’ victory over LeBron and the four dwarfs is embarrassing. The fact is not a single player on Golden State’s roster, including Stephen Curry, could start on the Showtime Lakers, the ’80s Celtics or the Jordan Bulls.
Mark S. Roth
Who would have thought that Shaun Livingston would get a ring before the Clippers?
Burbank The hackers
I realize Bill Plaschke is paid to entertain and stimulate controversy but his latest on the Cardinals’ hacking [“Dodgers fans fair to question Cardinals,” June 17] — completely unfounded, refuted in advance by one of his alleged victims, Clayton Kershaw — simply has no basis in reality and is the kind of whining one expects from lesser minds.
The “it could have happened” in the face of zero evidence, or “maybe it happened” but with nothing to connect his fantasy to reality, reminds me of something coming from Donald Trump or Fox News.
Jim B. Parsons
I have a suggestion for Bill Plaschke: Rather than resort to this sort of gibberish to write a column, substitute a “Best of Plaschke” using his top old columns. This would give him at least three columns to fall back on.
La Cañada Open and shut
Has there ever been poorer coverage of a major golf tournament than this U.S. Open? Fox and the USGA should be embarrassed. I’m sure somewhere Dan Hicks, Johnny Miller and the entire NBC golf crew are chuckling to themselves.
I think USGA setup man Mike Davis must have forgotten a couple of things when he gave his input for the U.S. Open site. The only holes missing at Chambers Bay are the windmill hole, the anthill hole and the clown’s mouth hole.
Heaven help the poor amateur golfers who play this course.
What a disappointment to see such a treeless, greenless golf course! Chambers Bay looks like something like a very bad outer-space movie.
For years I’ve prayed that I could be able to play golf like Tiger Woods.
Unfortunately for me and Tiger, my prayers have finally been answered.
View Park No-go on logo
Rather than the Clippers’ new redesigned logo, which is pretty much an updated version of their old one, I would suggest a complete make-over including name change and colors. But I guess they figured, why mess with success?
“Bold, edgy and powerful?” I’ve looked at the new Clippers logo while closing my right eye, then my left, held it up close and then looked from way across the room, and all I see are two things: “Simple, safe and round” and lots of new jersey and T-shirt sales.
Sherman Oaks The blues
Are the Dodgers contenders or pretenders? I’m thinking pretenders, and here’s why.
A starting rotation that has trouble getting past the fifth or sixth inning.
A bullpen made of middle-inning, cast-off bottom feeders.
A shortstop whose career is over. Joc Pederson leading off. Hitters swinging at first pitches rather than waiting for the opposing pitcher to throw strikes. Puig ... enough said. A team that cannot beat the Cardinals or Giants. Oh, and by the way, the path to the World Series will go through St. Louis and San Francisco.
Interesting and sad that no Dodgers are in the lead for the All-Star team even though we have one of the best teams in baseball. But what would one expect when 70% of the fans are shut out from even watching their team play?
Valencia Quick hits
So if the Kings win their third Stanley Cup in five seasons next June (unlike other franchises that require six seasons to do that) are they greater than a dynasty? A monarchy?
Luke Lederman North Hollywood
With the Sparks opening the season without stars Candace Parker (resting) and Kristi Toliver (playing in Slovakia), it gives new meaning to WNBA: Will Not Be Available. Pity the fans who purchased season tickets.
Paul Newmark Pacific Palisades
After reading about all the infighting taking place within the Carson City Council, I see now that it really is an ideal location for the Raiders. Go Rams!
David Weber West Hollywood
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L eBRON JAMES, left, shakes hands with Stephen Curry after the Warriors won the NBA title.