Found January 24, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
Ask the players and they'll tell you it's just another game. Don't believe them. The Lakers and Clippers share the same city. They share the same court in the same arena. They share some of the same fans. So Wednesday's game at Staples Center has to be more than just another game for these guys. No matter what they say, it really is a battle for LA. It's got to be about pride for the Lakers. They've owned this city for years, for decades. But there's no question things have changed since Chris Paul came to LA in the trade that wasn't (to the Lakers) followed by the trade that was (to the Clips). The teams have played three times since then and the Clippers have won every one. Sure, two of them were preseason games; they don't count. But a few weeks ago at Staples, Paul dominated the Lakers, scoring 33 points in a 102-94 win. He showed how great he is. The guy is a true superstar. Paul pulled his hamstring in that game and hasn't played sin...

Chris Paul misses fifth game but is feeling better

It seemed as if everything was set up for Chris Paul to make his return Sunday against Toronto at Staples Center. Paul had gone through multiple workouts at full speed, and he had come out of those workouts pain free. Still, with the Clippers not playing again until Wednesday, Vinny Del Negro and the Clippers' training staff decided a 100 percent Paul is worth the wait. "...

Don't touch Chris Paul's head

There is always going to be some rivalry when the Clippers and Lakers match up in a Los Angeles cross-town duel. And of course, there is always that thing that a lot of American players seem to have against Spaniards and other "Euro floppers". So, when things got heated at the end of this Lakers victory, it's no wonder that Chris Paul over-reacted to a good natured...

Clippers send clear message in loss to Lakers

LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Lakers may have won Round 2 in the Battle for LA, but the Clippers made it clear at the end of the game that they're not to be messed with. Their message to the Lakers: We're not your kids. We're not your little brothers. Most fans were already leaving Staples Center when Lakers forward Pau Gasol perhaps as a gesture of respect, perhaps...

Is Chris Paul Overrated?

Something big, something definitive, is supposed to happen in Los Angeles tonight. Not saying it will, but if you’ve been paying attention to those who promote and report on the NBA, that’s the plan. The wheels were set in motion last season, when Blake Griffin turned his official rookie campaign into an Albino Shawn Kemp [...]

Video: “Soft” Pau Gasol pats Chris Paul on the head as Lakers beat Clippers

This has been the buzz of the internet Thursday morning so we might as well give my our take on it as well… Wednesday night the Lakers defeated the Clippers in the Hallway Series 96-91, avenging a loss to the Clippers the a couple weeks prior and snapping a three-game losing streak. In the final [...]

Clippers' Chris Paul eyes Wednesday return to lineup

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Chris Paul's return remains undetermined

The point guard has been sidelined five consecutive games because of a strained left hamstring. It's possible Paul, who averages 18 points and 8.4 assists, could return Wednesday against the Lakers.The plan after the Clipper's game Sunday was for Coach Vinny Del Negro to work out point guard Chris Paul on Monday and test his strained left hamstring to determine when the...

LeBron says Kyrie Irving reminds him of the young Chris Paul

Don’t call Kyrie Irving another LeBron James just because he’s also a Cleveland No. 1 pick. But if you want to call him another Chris Paul, that might be OK. In fact, James said he sees plenty of similarities between the Cavaliers rookie point guard and Paul, the Clippers star point. “He reminds me of CP early [...]

Chris Paul will reportedly pay $8.5 million for Avril Lavigne’s home in L.A.

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