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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 will need to decide whether to put a banner in the Staples Center rafters, though.
Star forward Blake Griffin does not want the team to put a division title banner next to the Lakers’ 17 championship banners. The Lakers do not have banners for their 32 conference titles or 23 division titles.
“I kind of have bigger goals than that for the team,” Griffin told ESPN.com. “I think the team has bigger goals than that. We expected to win the division. We didn’t come into this season thinking, ‘Oh, it would be great if we could win the division.’ We expected it. It’s something to be proud of and maybe there’s a banner tha
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The Clippers are one win away from capturing the franchise's first division title, but blake Griffin doesn't want a banner for it in the Staples Center. Find out why.
Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin is young, incredibly talented, filthy rich, one of the best players in the NBA, and as far as the world knows not married--so why shouldn't he date a model?
There is no telling for certain if he is (just yet), but there is reason to believe that the 24-year old Mayor of Lob City is hooking up with a model, WestVelyn Snipes. At a family...
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The Los Angeles Clippers held a family style type event at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood last night. Clippers star Blake Griffin didn’t bring just anyone, he brought model WestVelyn Snipes to the party. Not sure how serious their relationship is, but the fact that he showed up with her to a family event is pretty telling.-TO
Blake Griffin has become the NBA’s poster boy for dunking on any rim he makes eye contact with. Sunday’s game against their hometown rivals, the Los Angeles Lakers, was no exception. Blake does a great job of releasing and out-running Dwight Howard after a Kobe Bryant miss, Chris Paul hits him with a quick pass and the rest is icing on the cake. Blake’s athleticism and great...
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...
Blake Griffin helped lead the Clippers to a win Sunday over the Lakers as they clinched their first division title in the 42-year history of the franchise. One play specifically stood out, and it of course involved Blake. Check out Blake get up to initially do a finger roll, but in a split second he changed his mind and threw it down with authority.
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The fourth and final “Battle of LA” took place for this season between the Clippers and the Lakers. The Clippers are accustomed to being on the losing end of that equation but this season was completely different. For the first time in Lakers-Clippers history, Lob City swept the Lakers 4-0 this season. That’s not even the cherry on the Staples Center hallway rivalry, the Clippers...
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:
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:
I’m not sure whether or not this is a huge problem, or just a close-knit group of players arguing like any brothers would. Either way, reports are coming out of Los Angeles that Clippers big men Blake Griffin and Deandre Jordan have gotten into a notable argument while on the bench during games. Also, it appears that Jordan wants nothing to do with head coach 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.
Could internal fighting be at the root of the Clippers recent struggles? The Clippers had been on a downturn as of late, but picked things back up again on Wednesday night with a win against the Phoenix Suns. But a recent report suggests that infighting between both players and coaches might be eroding the team chemistry that was given much of the credit for the team thriving in...
PLAYA VISTA, Calif. For a team that has never won a NBA championship but shares an arena with a team that has won many, a division title is no small thing.
The Clippers appreciate the importance of winning the franchises first Pacific Division crown, an achievement they didnt attain in 27 previous seasons in Los Angeles or in six seasons in San Diego or eight in Buffalo.