• About ME

    NBA writer/reporter

    New Orleans Pelicans beat writer for NOLA.com and The Advocate. Host of Bird Watch, a once-a-week Pelicans podcast. Follow me on Twitter @cclark3000.

  • Education

    University of Missouri


    Graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in 3.5 years. Emphasis in print and digital news.

  • Clips

    Zion Williamson can teleport. At least if you're trying to keep him off the offensive glass, it might seem that way.


    “Every now and then, you say, ‘Oh my God. That’s just poetry. How does that machine work? It’s like a different species.’”

    Arturas Karnisovas couldn’t make it through his first practice alongside Arvydas Sabonis without getting conked on the head by one of the big man’s bullets.

    O’Neal had a knack for self-promotion like few athletes before or since. It’s hard to believe that at one time, he stuttered.

    From the outside looking in, Ingram's eruption might’ve seemed like an aberration. Up to that point, the most 3s he had hit in a game was four. But to many inside the Pelicans organization, such a performance was inevitable.

    Over the last three decades, Thompson has learned from the past but not been so damaged by it that he has allowed it to poison his present.


    “That’s the only way you can recover,” Thompson said. “First you have to forgive yourself.”

  • contact me

    New Orleans, Louisiana