Gardena police conduct DUI checkpoint on Redondo Beach Blvd and Western on January 10th, 2014.
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We all know the stereotypes. Hardcore Lakers fans light things on fire when the team wins a championship. Hardcore Clippers fans are perpetually depressed because they’ve never had a chance to destroy anything except their expectations. Here’s something they have in common: both groups get their own version of the “Sh*t People Say” meme, and neither come out smelling like roses. The Lakers are riding high on 16 league championships, so the fans on ” Stuff Laker Fans Say ,” are bombastic and entitled. They defend Kobe against rape accusations, express nostalgia for the Zen Master and shove a Lamar Odom jersey to the back of their closet. The money quotes: “Derek Fisher’s so old. RETIRE!” and “We should trade Luke Walton for…” anyone. WATCH : Just like the franchise and its fans, the ” Sh*t Clippers Fans Say ” video is a little pathetic because it’s so hopeful. The fan swings from unbridled optimism (“This is our year! We’ve got CP3!”) to fatalism (“This franchise is so cursed”). And, as true Clipper fandom requires, the video is shot through with a strong dose of hate for Kobe and all other “fakers.” WATCH : Of course, the tables could turn for both sets of fans this year. With a couple of power trades and a strong start to the season , the oft-maligned Los Angeles Clippers have transformed into “Lob City” — while the Lakers are looking old, tired and frustrated on the road . For the sake of the All-Star game, expect these two sets of cultish fans to come together for one night. Four of the Western Conference’s starters come from LA : Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum from the Lakers, and Chris Paul and Blake Griffin from the Clippers. But don’t expect the kumbayas to last for long; both teams are gunning for the playoffs, and only one can represent the West in the NBA finals. Visit link: Clippers vs. Lakers: Which Team Has The Worst Fans? (VIDEO)
It’s amazing what a simple concept like shooting the puck towards the net can do for a team. The Kings finally got a victory against one of the upper echelon teams on the Western Conference with a 2-0 shutout win against the San Jose Sharks. more › Read more: Kings Shot Mentality Pays Off Against Sharks
The Kings just aren’t that good. They’re good, but they’re not in that upper echelon of Western Conference teams like the Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks, San Jose Sharks and Vancouver Canucks especially since they’ve yet to record a win against those four teams so far this season. more › See the article here: Kings Just Aren’t That Good
During an exchange with Texas Gov. Rick Perry on the issue of undocumented immigration during Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney found himself forcing an extended awkward laugh. The reaction from Romney came after Perry asserted, “The idea that you stand here before us and talk about that you’re strong on immigration is, on its face, the height of hypocrisy.” After laughing, Romney said, “Rick, I don’t think that I’ve ever hired an illegal in my life.” HuffPost’s Elise Foley reports on how the pack of candidates sharing the spotlight in Nevada generally addressed the immigration issue over the course of the debate. The candidates threw around the word “illegals” liberally, but softened their tone when a Latino man stood to ask the candidates how they would appeal to Latino voters — perhaps reminding them that they were in a state with the 12th largest Latino population in the country. Undocumented immigrants, though not exclusively Latinos, make up 7.2 percent of Nevada’s population. Although Latinos do not necessarily support undocumented immigration, a strong majority — 79 percent — oppose laws like Arizona’s S.B. 1070 that crack down on unauthorized immigration, and even more support paths to citizenship for undocumented immigrants already in the country, according to a report from the Pew Hispanic Center . And in Nevada, Latino voters hold major power in elections, particularly as the state’s Latino population grows. Latinos are partially credited with keeping Democratic Sen. Harry Reid from losing his seat in 2010 to Republican immigration hawk Sharron Angle, who released multiple ads featuring menacing photos of Latino men depicted as dangerous criminals. Perhaps with this in mind, Romney took a “step back” to bring up his support for legal immigration. “I think it’s important for us as Republicans on this stage to say something that hasn’t been said, and that’s that every person here loves legal immigration,” he said. “We respect people who come here legally.” Read the original post: WATCH: Romney Forces Awkward Laugh