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The Sports Rocker:
Blake Griffin made some ears perk up this week when he insisted the Clippers should not hang a division championship banner in the Staples Center. While teammate Caron Butler might have disagreed with him, they both expect bigger things than a division title. But as far as Griffin's comments are concerned, he is very correct.In the NBA, the Lakers and Celtics hang banners for NBA titles, not division or conference titles. Griffin understands this, especially since the Clippers share the same home court as the Lakers. While this might be the best season ever for the Clippers, and should receive some recognition, a banner could possibly be hung in the Clippers practice facility, which Griffin even suggested.When something like this comes about, recognizing team achievements other than the sports championship title, I always refer to Lord Stanley's Cup for guidance. When a NHL team wins the conferences trophy before the Stanley Cup round, they skate out to the presentation. Here's a good explanation of hockey's trophy rules when it comes to the conference trophies versus the Cup. And here as well.I don't follow the NHL until the playoffs. It's not that I don't enjoy it, I just have never gotten into it. But I totally love the way they treat the conference trophy.When you get to the playoffs, if you don't win the title, you didn't win anything. And that's how it should be treated. Kudos to Blake Griffin for understanding that. Now go make more Kia commercials!
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Blake Griffin gave the Clippers a 15-point lead over the Lakers in the fourth quarter Sunday, their largest of the game, with a finger roll dunk. Griffin received the outlet from Chris Paul and changed his mind mid-air from a layup to a dunk as he glided through the air and threw it down:
After awhile, we here at That NBA Lottery Pick have run out of ways to describe the slam dunks by Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin.So, this time around, I'll let you write the story as Blake soars in the fourth quarter for a rather impressive dunk at Staples Center:
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The Clippers reportedly have interest in former Magic coach Stan Van Gundy if they decide to get rid of Vinny Del Negro.
Blake Griffin had 24 points and 12 rebounds, and the
playoff-bound Los Angeles Clippers beat the Lakers 109-95 on Sunday
to clinch their first Pacific Division title in franchise history
against a team that has long overshadowed them.
The Clippers are no doubt proud of their 2012-13 season — the team’s first 50-win season — but that doesn’t mean they want to be embarrassed by their rivals, the Lakers.
The Clippers have a six-game lead on the Golden State Warriors in the Pacific Division, and as long as they hold on through the next six games, Los Angeles will win their first division title. The Clippers...
The Clippers are said to be very interested in Stan Van Gundy
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After capturing their franchise-record 50th victory, the Los Angeles Clippers have an opportunity to reach another milestone.
Fittingly enough, it could come against their Staples Center co-tenants.
The Clippers look to clinch the first division title in their 42-year history and deliver a big blow to the Los Angeles Lakers' playoff hopes Sunday.
The Clippers (50-26) snapped...
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Per ESPN’s Marc...