Originally written on Jocks and Stiletto Jill  |  Last updated 11/20/14
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 the early part of the season. Reportedly, former BFF’s Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan have been beefing with one another plus DeAndre has an issue with coach Vinny Del Negro. Oh and did I forget to mention that there’s also an issue with Chris Paul’s intensity. Jordan wants nothing to do with Coach Vinny Del Negro because he blames Del Negro for burying him on the bench. Yet Jordan’s inability to play consistently or make free throws, thereby turning the ball over to the opposition much like a turnover, makes him a liability in close games. Then there’s this: The other night in Sacramento, Griffin and Jordan exchanged words on the bench. Griffin told Jordan he best never again stare him down as he did when Griffin failed to give Jordan a good pass for a dunk. Everyone else was left to sit there while waiting for the kids to stop bickering. The pair have also grown tired of Chris Paul’s voice, which is understandable at times. Paul, very much like Kobe Bryant — who has turned off Dwight Howard with his out-of-this-world standards — is relentless. He never shuts up. And Jordan and Griffin have become weary of him. When asked about being annoying, Paul smiled and said, “I need to work on being a better leader.” These are growing pains. Blake and DeAndre have to grow up. Too bad Chanucey Billups hasn’t been around due to injury. He could perhaps help sooth egos and be the calming voice of reason. Two weeks before the playoffs begin is not the time to start flipping out.  
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