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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Living in Los Angeles was never the plan for Clippers guard Chris Paul.
"I'm born and raised on the East Coast," Paul said speaking Wednesday night at the Beverly Hilton at the 9th Annual LA Sports Awards. "I sort of swore on my life that I would never come this far away from home."
However, since he's been here for the past two and a half years, he's loving it. And for good reason.
"It's a lot of sunshine," Paul said.
The Clippers guard has been a ray of sunshine for the organization and its fans. Last season, he led the team to a season sweep of the Lakers for the first time since the two began sharing the Staples Center, and also the first division championship in franchise history. For that and more, Paul was named the LA Sports Awards Sportsman of the Year Wednesday night.
"I'm blessed," Paul said. "I get a chance to play basketball every day and say that's my way of life.
"It's a dream come true."
This season, there will be no season sweep of the Lakers, but the Clippers are in the driver's seat to clinch a second straight division crown and a potential top four seed in the NBA's loaded Western Conference.
Paul says bringing in first year head coach Doc Rivers has done wonders for him and the team.
"I've never had a coach that wants to win as bad as I want to," said Paul, who's known to be one the the league's fiercest competitors.
Sportswomen of the Year honors went to Sparks forward and reigning WNBA MVP Candace Parker. The award was shared with swimmer Diana Nyad, who's words captured the audience as much as any coach or athlete who spoke.
Nyad, who became the first person to successfully complete the swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, told tales of her 53-hour, historical journey through some of the world's most dangerous waters. She admitted she used song to get herself through. She says she sang John Lennon's "Imagine" 1,000 times consecutively while swimming. It also helped her keep track of time because when she would do so, "exactly nine hours and 45 minutes" would go by.
Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten received Executive of the Year honors, and UCLA head coach John Savage was awarded Coach of the Year after leading the Bruins to their first College World Series title in school history.
High School Moment of the Year went to St. John Bosco for its perfect 16-0 season, winning the CIF Southern Section PAC-5 championship, the CIF Open Division Bowl, and earning the No. 1 ranking in the country. Nine players from the Braves team signed National Letters of Intent to play football at NCAA Division I programs.
The 2013 St. John Bosco Braves have gone down as arguably the greatest team ever in Southern California.
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Spotted on the scene for the illustrious 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Sunday evening was L.A. Clippers general Chris Paul. The NBA star attended the a-list celebration with his stunning wife Jada by his side. Chris dressed to the nines, clothed in a flawless marine tuxedo by Ermenegildo Zegna. Are you a fan of his look??
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Tommy Lasorda is getting up there in years, 86 of them to be exact. So perhaps the Los Angeles Dodgers legend deserves a free pass after Chris Paul had to escort him back to his courtside seat after Lasorda ambled over to give a motivational speech to the Los Angeles Clippers during a timeout. The […]The post Tommy Lasorda had to be walked back to his seat by Chris Paul after timeout...
Police are currently investigating a theft that took place at the California home once shared by Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom. Kardashian says the thieves made off with roughly $250,000 worth of jewelry, and TMZ is reporting that Odom may have something to do with it. Sources reportedly told TMZ that Odom’s drug dealers could […]
LOS ANGELES -- The Clippers know they can never undo their past. All those miserable losing seasons, all those embarrassing losses to the Lakers, are an undeniable part of their history.
But this is a new era, certainly for the Clippers. For the Lakers, it might be rock bottom.
Or close to it.
Thursday night's 142-94 Clippers win was epic. Their 48-point margin of victory was...
It's doubtful that Clippers forward Matt Barnes has had a stranger season than this one.
He's been up and down, healthy and hurt, a backup and a starter, hot and cold. At the NBA trade deadline last month, he worried that he might be on his way out of L.A., but Tuesday night, he brought the Clippers back from a deficit to beat the Phoenix Suns.
Barnes is a 10-year veteran...
Chris Paul of the Clippers got a little taste of his own medicine on Thursday night as Pau Gasol dropped a really nice ball fake in transition. The below video of that happening was literally the one bright spot for the Lakers during their 48-point loss.
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The story goes that because Odom is rich he would get a lot of his drugs on credit, but then wouldn’t pay the drug dealers the money he owed them.
Eventually, the drug dealers started to threaten Odom over the debt. Odom’s home was burglarized and now the cops think it might have been the dealers.
Here are the details according to TMZ.
Lamar Odom’s drug dealers could be linked...
Last night’s battle of Los Angeles was easily won by the Clippers and well, the most notable dunk from the game came from one Blake Griffin.
In the third quarter of play, Chris Paul on a fast break found Blake who decided to hammer home the one-handed alley-oop at Staples Center:
Griffin slams home alley-oop against Lakers [GIFD Sports]
Griffin image courtesy of Getty Images
PHOENIX (AP) -- Matt Barnes scored 18 of his season-high 28 points in the third quarter and the Los Angeles Clippers won their fifth game in a row, 104-96 over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night.
Barnes made 12 of his first 13 shots, scoring 16 points in the first 5:09 of the third quarter. Blake Griffin added 22 points and Darren Collison had 18 for Los Angeles.
DeAndre Jordan had...
The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday by the score of 104-96. The win extended the Clippers' winning streak to five and improved their record to 42-20, first in the Pacific Division. The Clippers were without guard Jamal Crawford, who has missed the last two games with a calf injury. He might miss his third straight game when the Clippers face...
Thursday night was a rough one for the Los Angeles Lakers. The Clippers ran all over them, handing the Lakers their worst loss in franchise history with a 142-94 drubbing. There are really no words to describe the massacre that took place, so video evidence of the pasting will have to suffice. Below are the best of the Clippers’ highlights from the night, and they are really fun...
It might not have been the best dunk of Blake Griffin's career but the emphatic alley-oop that the Los Angeles Clippers star slammed down in the third quarter Thursday night against the Los Angeles Lakers punctuated what was the most embarrassing and historic loss in the Lakers storied past.The acrobatic dunk, after a pass from Chris Paul, happened when the Clippers already led...
On Thursday night, the Clippers blew out the Lakers at the Staples Center 142-94; three Clippers had double-doubles and Darren Collison scored a season-high 24 points. The play that really stood out and was the dagger in the game was this Blake Griffin alley oop dunk in transition, on which only one Laker player got back on defense, Wesley Johnson. Johnson stood no chance, as the...
In case you haven’t heard, the Los Angeles Clippers put a beating on the Los Angeles Lakers Thursday night with a 142-94 blowout win at Staple Center. The 48-point deficit was a record loss for the Lakers franchise.
To top off the on-court massacre, with the Clippers already ahead 102-56 in the third quarter Chris Paul and Blake Griffin combined on a mammoth alley...