Jovan Buha: Leonard, George “Can Be Best Perimeter Pairing Since Pippen, M.J.” (On The NBA Beat Podcast)
Last Friday night, Los Angeles residents, among people in others places such as Las Vegas, felt a 7.1-magnitude earthquake. Within nearly two and a half hours, the Clippers had pulled off an earth-shattering pair of moves that would bring both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to Los Angeles, not too far from where either superstar was born and raised. For the occasion, The Athletic’s Jovan Buha appears On the NBA Beat to discuss how the long-suffering franchise positioned itself for such a major offseason coup, how dominant these Clippers can truly be after the earth-Kawhiuake, the question marks surrounding Paul George’s shoulders and much, much more. For one, he’s confident the Clippers have the potential to be defensively elite. Tobi and Bobi have been gone since February, but don’t fret, Clippers faithful, Jovi is here to break everything down.
8:00 – Front office overhaul
13:00 – The offseason coup
14:30 – Defensive dominance
21:15 – Landry Shamet’s expected impact
23:30 – Paul George’s shoulders
30:30 – How much pressure?
38:30 – Clippers vs. Lakers
42:30 – The Logo, Jerry West