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Perhaps my all time favorite LA Clippers joke comes from an obscure ’90s stand-up who’s name I can’t recall:
“a burglar will actually break into your house and leave you LA Clippers tickets.”
The LA Clippers have obviously gotten a lot better since those days, as they at least reach the NBA post season nowadays. Still they are the sad sack franchise of the NBA; and the league’s punchline. While they struggle with W-L record, they do dominate in social media.
NBA TV announced yesterday that the LA Clippers (@LAClippers) are the recipient of the “Fan Nation” Award for social media during 2012-13 NBA season. The “Lob City” duo of Chris Paul and Blake Griffin expanded the team’s social profile this season with shared video, photos and other content across social media.
Los Angeles seems to have this social media thing pretty well figured out. The LA Kings are BY FAR the most interesting and entertaining official Twitter account in all of professional sports; not just hockey. And the L...
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Former President Bill Clinton and Clippers point guard Chris Paul hit the golf course this week for the Mercedez Benz golf outing. Clinton tweeted out the following picture accompanied by this message. Great afternoon getting to know @CP3 and the good work he’s doing through his foundation. Are either of them wearing golf shoes? Maybe Clinton was giving CP3 some advice on where...
With last night’s 99-76 loss to the Heat, the Indiana Pacers season officially ended.
After watching the series, it was clear to me that the current Indiana Pacers team just isn’t good enough to win a NBA Championship.
The roster is good enough to be one of the better teams in the league, but it is not a championship quality roster, and the Heat proved that in Game 7 by exposing...
The Atlanta Hawks may have committed a violation of the NBA's anti-tampering policy by mentioning Dwight Howard and Chris Paul in a letter sent to prospective ticket buyers.
The letter was sent from the marketing department:
“Hot New Player news: Chris Paul and Dwight Howard.” It began with the statement: “The buzz around our offseason is more than heating up. With massive...
Atlanta is expected to have somewhere near $35 million in cap space available to it this summer. There is little expectation the Hawks will re-sign Josh Smith (more of a mutual split) and so the Hawks are moving forward and looking to make a splash this summer in free agency.
It is a poorly kept secret that Atlanta is going after the two biggest fish in the free agent sea: Dwight...
It goes without saying that the Atlanta Hawks would love to have free agents-to-be Dwight Howard and Chris Paul join them next season, the team's first under new head coach Mike Budenholzer.
Unfortunately, the Hawks reportedly went ahead and said it -- and now the team could be in trouble with the NBA for violating the league's anti-tampering policy as a result.
Hawks president Bob Williams says a letter to potential ticket-buyers promoting Atlanta's chances of signing Chris Paul and Dwight Howard was an ''unfortunate'' mistake.
The sales letter, first reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and obtained by The Associated Press, says interest is ''skyrocketing'' as the Hawks' ''possibilities...
According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta Hawks may see a huge fine from the NBA for possible tampering. The NBA has an anti-tampering rule that teams must obey. Of [...]
The Atlanta Hawks may have jumped the gun a bit by using the names of impending free agents in an attempt to boost their ticket sales, and the NBA could make them pay for it. A recent letter that was sent to prospective ticket buyers hyped up the possibility of Atlanta making a run at [...]
The Hawks should be fined for lying to their fans, not tampering with Dwight Howard and Chris Paul. I know you need rules in place for these sort of things, but it isn’t like everyone doesn’t know Howard and Paul are going to check out their free agent options.
But, rules are rules and technically Howard and CP3 are still under contract, so the league is looking into this.
The Atlanta Hawks plan on being big spenders this offseason with the ton of salary cap room the will have heading into free agency. But they may have just shot themselves in the foot due to an overzealous ticket-sales department that sent out emails mentioning two high-priced free agent names that happen to be the biggest targets this summer. Everybody around the NBA suspects that...
When the topic of great players in this generation comes up, you can run off about 14 or 15 names in my opinion. From Iverson, Wade, Nowitzki, LeBron, Kobe, Pierce, Duncan, Carmelo, Chris Paul, to Kevin Durant, figuring out who might be the best can be debated for hours.
LeBron James and Tim Duncan will match up in the NBA Finals for the second time in six years. The respect...
Well, that's another fine mess the marketing department may have made.
According to a report Tuesday afternoon in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta Hawks sent a letter to possible season-ticket buyers that mentions the possibility of the team acquiring Dwight Howard and Chris Paul.
Problem is: It may have violated the NBA Anti-Tampering policy...
Its no longer a blah summer for free agents not named Chris Paul or Dwight Howard.
One of the best coaching minds in NBA history just became available, which should prompt the Clippers to wrap their head around the possibilities.
Hiring George Karl would be the final frontier for the Clippers to become a Finals contender.
A big-time team needs a heavyweight coach, and Karl certainly...
Former President Bill Clinton took to Twitter today to tell the world that he hit the links with Chris Paul, and is a big fan of CP3′s charity work. The former President is not a stranger to the golf course, and I wonder if he was as good of a partner for Chris Paul as Tiger Woods and Kid Rock were. I would pay a very large sum of money to play some golf with Bill.