Welcome to 213Hoops! Our mission is to provide Clippers fans with the best content around, and that’s why we’ve put together a staff of writers who will bring top-notch coverage and analysis to our readers. While many of you may know our contributors from their earlier work covering the Clippers, we wanted everyone to have a chance to re-introduce themselves to let you get to know them a little bit better. Check out this Q&A with 213Hoops contributor Chris Murch.
- How did you become a Clippers fan?
I remember it vividly. I was five years old and watching a Lakers preseason game in my kitchen on a TV about the size of a cereal box. I remember watching them and just being like “nah”, and immediately started rooting for the Clippers. Right then I made a choice to be a mostly miserable sports fan for my existence up until this point, and wouldn’t trade it for the world.
- Who is your favorite basketball player (not necessarily Clippers player) ever?
I cried when Michael Jordan didn’t win the All-Star Game MVP in his final year with the Washington Wizards. He’s my all-time #1. However, I was eight when his career ended so for “new era” sake, I’ll go with Blake Griffin. He is a huge reason LA is where they are currently, and I will forever be indebted to him. Plus the dude is a legit comic and a solid actor. He has a bright future ahead of him even though his playing career has sadly been super derailed by injury.
- What is your favorite thing to do outside watch (and write about) the NBA?
I enjoy consuming a lot of things. Big movie and TV guy. Big comedy club guy. Love to read — currently reading comedian Norm Macdonald’s “memoir” Based on a True Story which is so outlandishly not true yet hilarious, hence the quotes around memoir. I also love hanging with friends and tipping a few (or more than a few) back and getting into heated debates over whether or not Nicolas Cage is a good actor. He is.
- What’s one movie, song, or book that you think more people should know about?
If you don’t listen to World Is Yours by Nas at least once a day, your day isn’t complete.
- What’s the coolest thing that can happen in a basketball game and why?
I’m a fan of the kiss cam. Always makes for good entertainment. On the court? Probably when someone executes a great triple-threat, takes two dribbles into the mid-range and hits a soft bank shot. I’m white. I’m a sucker for fundamentals and boring basketball.
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