Here goes Diane Pucin again. Pucin has written up another one of those classic LA Times UCLA articles, which tell us absolutely nothing new, instead gives us a story line that is neither based on facts nor reality, while taking gratuitous baseless shots against UCLA fans.
Pucin profiles Josh Shipp and declares that everything is right with Josh because of the great performance he had last weekend against Arizona. This is how she leads of in today’s article:
What we have been discussing is Josh’s propensity to force 3 point shots all season that have been coming outside the flow of offense.
What we have been talking about here is how Josh should let the game come to him, do the little things such as rebounding, playing defense, slashing to the hoop, which made him such an effective freshman when he came in with Arron and Jordan.
It was convenient for Pucin to go to Mrs. Shipp and get her to say all the sympathetic comments a Mom would naturally make about her son. But if Pucin did a shred of her journalistic due diligence, she would get comments from analysts such as Greg Hicks on BRO, who would probably tell her that UCLA fans have no problem with Josh’s smile. All knowledgeable Bruin fans really want from Josh is to play within himself, play within the team game, and let the game come to him.
Pucin also went on to throw in this comment from Mrs. Shipp:
Luckily we have a Coach who is handling the situation as well as any Coach can. Here is Howland in the same article:
Speaking of which, I will get the round for the Cal game in a bit. Oh yeah there is a basketball game tonight. Pucin wrote nothing substantive to preview it. And she is supposed to be the LA Times beat writer covering UCLA basketball?