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Oh what the Lakers could be right now.
The Lakers could be sitting pretty right now with Chris Paul manning the point guard position and keeping the Lakers steady until Kobe Bryant was ready to turn.
Kupchak was speaking to the L.A. Times when he was asked about what Stern has brought to the game. Kupchak of course complimented Stern for globalizing the game.
“He’s done so much for this [league with] his vision,” Kupchak said. “. . . We’ll miss him, with the exception of one moment.”
Kupchak was referring to Stern’s scuttling of the Lakers’ trade for Chris Paul in December 2011, at a time when theNew Orleans Hornets (now the Pelicans) were without an owner and being operated by the league.
“Have you forgiven him for that one moment?” asked Lakers broadcaster Stu Lantz, moderating the event.
“No I haven’t,” Kupchak answered.
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Los Angeles Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak still has not gotten over NBA commissioner David Stern rejecting the Chris Paul trade two years ago. Paul, now in his third season with the Clippers, was originally set to be traded to the Lakers as part of a three-team deal also involving the New Orleans Hornets and Houston […]
In a meeting between a pair of Western Conference powers projected to be on the verge of big things this season, the Los Angeles Clippers held off the Minnesota Timberwolves 109-107 at Staples Center on Monday night, improving to 6-3 overall and a perfect 3-0 at home. Led by a combination of Blake Griffin’s 25 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists, and Chris Paul’s eighth-straight...
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The Los Angeles Clippers took care of business at home Monday night, defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves 109-107. Blake Griffin led the charge, recording a double-double of 25 points off of 11-of-22 shooting and 10 rebounds. Griffin had issues in the first couple games of the season with gaining post position on defenders, forcing him into difficult shots. However, he was fantastic...
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Chris Paul has some nasty handles, and Corey Brewer needs to invest in some better ankle braces. In last night Clippers/Timberwolves game, Chris Paul hit Corey Brewer with a NASTY in-and-out dribble, breaking Brewers ankles and sending him to the floor.
Check out the video here:
At first glance it looks like Brewer may have stumbled on Blake Griffin’s...
Chris Paul hits Corey Brewer with a crossover and makes him hit the deck while drilling the jump shot during the second quarter of Monday nights Clippers-Timberwolves game. Brewer knew CP3 got him as he laughs it off on his way back on offense — Clippers won 109-107.
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Most experts openly regard Chris Paul as the best point guard in the NBA. This becomes eye-popping when an observer sees that the league is more loaded with point guards than ever before. The last names Curry, Irving, Rondo, Wall, Williams, Rose, Lillard, Westbrook, and Parker, along with Paul, make up our top ten point guards, all potential All-Stars in any given year.
Yet Chris Paul...
The Minnesota Timberwolves found a way to take DeAndre Jordan out of the game.
There was nothing they could do about Chris Paul and Jamal Crawford.
With Crawford hitting shots from all over the court and Paul making a defiant defensive play on his way to another double-double, the Clippers held on for a 109-107 victory over the Timberwolves on Monday night at Staples Center.
Mitch Kupchak still hasn’t forgiven David Stern for vetoing the Lakers’ 2011 trade for Chris Paul.
At the time, it appeared that the Lakers had snagged the All-Star guard until Stern stepped in and stopped the purple and gold from pulling off yet another blockbuster deal.
According to Eric Pincus of the L.A. Times, Kupchak still holds a grudge against the commissioner due to...
Back-to-back games against playoff teams starting Wednesday.
Now we get an early indicator of how good this Thunder team is.
This two-game trip is a bit different than the season-opening games at Utah and at Minnesota. These teams coming up are legit.
At Clippers on Wednesday. At Golden State on Thursday.
"Every game is big," Kevin Durant said.
Maybe, but these seem...
The third best player of week two ... Markieff Morris? Yep.
Top 10 for the last seven days (nine category), according to Yahoo:
1. Anthony Davis -- Bow down to the Brow. He's the best player with averages of 20.3 points, 11 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 2 steals and 3.8 blocks last week. And he made 81.8 percent of his free throws. All day, every day you'll take that.
The Los Angeles Clippers have been touted by some as the favorite in the Western Conference. Reaching those lofty expectations would mean overtaking the Oklahoma City Thunder, a tall order in itself.
After being swept in last season's series, the Clippers hope to be up to the challenge Wednesday night when they host the Thunder for the first of four meetings.
Los Angeles (5...