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Chris Paul and J.J. Redick held a dislike toward each other as opponents at Wake Forest and Duke, respectively, and then carried over the hatred in the NBA.
Both guards had to get over their rocky relationship when they became Los Angeles Clippers teammates in the offseason.
"We have actually had a chance to become real close, real quick," Paul said. "Who would have thought after the battles we had in college. ... Before I got to know him he was no friend of mine. It is what it is. But that's how it was in college."
Said Redick: "We connected right away."
The boiling point between Paul and Redick came in the summer of 2004 when both were counselors at the Jordan Brand Camp in Santa Barbara, Calif. During a scrimmage between the two, Redick became so irritated that he struck Paul.
"I actually had to apologize to him," Redick said. "…I put my hands on him during a game. It was a hand to the face type of move. I don't know how ...
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The feud started as these things often do with a Tobacco Road rivalry. A fight at Michael Jordan's camp followed as did an injury scare.
But when J.J. Redick joined the Los Angeles Clippers in July to become Chris Paul's new backcourt mate … well both Redick and Paul knew it was finally time to end their dislike of each other.
"We have actually had a chance to become...
The Clippers have become a legit threat to win the division and really the main reason was the addition of coach Doc Rivers, who arrived from Boston in June and immediately convinced free agent Chris Paul to re-sign. Now, Rivers is turning his substantial powers of persuasion on DeAndre Jordan, prodding the long-armed center to become the rim protector and back-line stopper...
The Clippers are sure putting a lot of eggs into one 6-foot-11, 250-pound basket.
In addition to touting center DeAndre Jordan as a member of the Clippers’ new “Big Three” along with Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, the team plans to put Jordan on the cover of its media guide, according to The Los Angeles Times. Jordan’s inclusion on the cover with Griffin and Paul is a bold...
The NBA preseason allows teams to implement new offensive and defensive sets, gives new teammates time to mesh with the squad and lets players shake off the rust before the regular season kicks off.
And this wasn't more apparent for Clippers' Byron Mullens versus the Suns in preseason action.
Either Mullens is really rusty when it comes to basic basketball passing...
There are reports that Lamar Odom had a meeting with the Lakers about a possible return. Yesterday, he was spotted leaving a LA restaurant looking a little less than playing weight. When he played for the Clippers he weighed in at 245 pounds. No report on his current weight.
High flying slam dunks, gorgeous crossovers, a beautifully executed give and go - basketball is an art form. So, with that in mind, The Hoops Manifesto is putting an artistic twist on your run of the mill NBA team previews: our previews for all 30 NBA teams will take the form of a haiku. Next up: Los Angeles Clippers
None of the Los Angeles Lakers' banners -- championship, retired or special ones -- will be displayed by the Los Angeles Clippers when they play home games at Staples Center this season.
Making their exhibition debut for the 2013-14 season on Friday, seven oversized Clippers banners hide every bit of the Lakers' storied history.
From left to right, banners of Jamal Crawford...
On Tuesday, a report surfaced claiming that Lamar Odom met with the Los Angeles Lakers about a possible return to the franchise. Ramona Shelburne from ESPN Los Angeles later confirmed the rendezvous, yet the meeting was for personal reasons – not business – according to Shelburne.
Nevertheless, a large portion of Laker fans are still hoping for the purple and gold to sign their...
It is always a ratings game and Lamar would draw massive ratings for Oprah.
Oprah Winfrey is making a full-court press to get Lamar Odom to sit down and unload … sources connected with both O and Lamar tell TMZ.
We’re told no deal has been made, but there have been serious discussions and we’re told Lamar is game if the conditions are right.
As for the topics — drug use,...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Chris Paul scored 13 of his 24 points in the first quarter to help the Los Angeles Clippers run out to an early lead and beat the Phoenix Suns 102-96 in a preseason game Tuesday night.
Byron Mullins and Willie Green each had 15 points and DeAndre Jordan added 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Clippers, who led by 16 at halftime en route to their second win in four...
Have several seats Chris Paul, Tony Parker, Kyrie Irving, Stephen Curry, and Deron Williams. To Russell Westbrook and Rajon Rondo, you two should just stay seated. The best point guard in the game, Derrick Rose, is back. Officially.
Rose has maintained that his game’s evolved since we last saw him on the court. And now, we are all witnesses. Last night, Rose appeared...
The NBA will be tipping off in about two weeks. And with that, comes fantasy basketball.
Regardless if you’re a fantasy veteran, or a rookie, everyone and their grandma knows about LeBron, Durant, Chris Paul, Kyrie Irving, and Dwight Howard. But it takes more than a few fantasy superstars to win your league title.
So, we present to you our Top 10 “sleeper” picks (guys who...