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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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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Lucas Hann

Lucas Hann

Lucas has covered the Clippers since 2011, and has been credentialed by the team since 2014. He co-founded 213Hoops with Robert Flom in January 2020.  He is a graduate of Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, CA and St. John's University in Queens, NY.  He earned his MA in Communication and Rhetorical Studies from Syracuse University.

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