New Orleans Pelicans beat writer for NOLA.com and The Times-Picayune | Advocate. Host of Bird Watch, a once-a-week Pelicans podcast. Follow me on Twitter @cclark3000.
University of Missouri
Graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in 3.5 years. Emphasis in print and digital news.
Zion Williamson's second jump
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.’”
A digital guide to the best passing big men in NBA history
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.
An oral history of Shaquille O'Neal's 3-year run at LSU
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 ground up: How Brandon Ingram fixed his 3-point shot
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.
David Thompson is at peace with it
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.”
Point Zion: Pelicans' offense has taken off with Williamson as lead guard
"You’re going to have to give into the notion that he is in fact one of one," executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin said. "This is not a big. This is a playmaker, and you have to treat him as such."
Pelicans' Steven Adams is a full-time NBA center and part-time worm farmer
“I’d like to say that I’m a happy person just because I don’t take stuff seriously," Adams said. “Happiness is one thing, bro. That’s based on so much shit. It’s the purpose that you feel afterwards. Or during it."