5 challenges Jamal Crawford overcame in life and the NBA

5 facts from Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford‘s life. Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford has one of the most interesting stories in the NBA. Crawford got traded and dealt with professional and personal failures, before finding a home in Los Angeles. Even before the NBA, Crawford also dealt with plenty of strife. Before […] 5 challenges Jamal Crawford overcame...
Via Clipperholics
1 day ago

LA Clippers: Chris Paul working out with LeBron James

As they wait for the 2016-17 NBA to arrive, close friends LeBron James and LA Clippers point guard Chris Paul have been working out together. The greats work out together. When those greats are best friends, that’s even more likely. And when it comes to “The Brotherhood” and LA Clippers star Chris Paul and reigning NBA […] LA Clippers: Chris Paul working out with LeBron...
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1 day ago

Los Angeles Clippers: The vitality of J.J. Redick

Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan are always talked about, but it’s time to discuss the unsung hero of the Los Angeles Clippers heading into a contract year: J.J. Redick. Many people are aware of the legacy that the Knights of the Round Table established with a culture of humility, nobleness, and sternness. However, […] Los Angeles Clippers: The vitality of J.J. Redick...
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2 days ago

J.J. Redick is the 41st Best Player in Basketball

Throughout the offseason, we will rank the top 50 players in the NBA. To be clear, these are the 50 best players for the 2016-17 season, regardless of team situation, past performance or future potential. If you’re trying to win a championship in 2016-17, these are the 50 players you’d want most. Why He’s Great: J.J. Redick might’ve just had the second-best shooting season...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin Plans to Re-Sign With Clippers

Former Sooner Blake Griffin reportedly plans to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers, according to More »
Via Sooners Blog
4 days ago

Blake Griffin is reportedly planning to re-sign with Clippers when he becomes a free agent

It's fair to say that last season couldn't have gone much worse for Blake Griffin. He missed 41 games with a partially-torn left quad tendon injury, and also suffered a fractured hand in an incident where he punched the team's equipment manager.If all of that wasn't enough, Griffin reaggravated his quad injury at the worst possible time -- during a first-round playoff series against...
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5 days ago

Report: Griffin plans to re-sign with Clippers, won't be traded

Blake Griffin has no plans to leave Los Angeles next summer and the Clippers have no intentions of shipping him off before then, according to a report. Citing sources close to Griffin, Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders wrote Tuesday that Griffin is “not open to going anywhere” other than L.A. next season. Clippers coach and president of basketball operations Doc Rivers recently...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Paul Pierce to return to Clippers for 19th NBA season

After months of deliberating about his future, Paul Pierce has reportedly made his decision to return to the Los Angeles Clippers for the 2016-17 NBA season. “Pierce, an 18-season veteran in the NBA, is planning to return to the Los Angeles Clippers for his 19th season in the league according to multiple league sources,” writes Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Daily News. Woike...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan talks CP3, Griffin leaving in free agency

One would think the Los Angeles Clippers have a lot to worry about next season with both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin headed to free agency. Not DeAndre Jordan. In fact, Jordan is currently in Rio playing for the United States alongside Kevin Durant and others. When the topic came up, he gave The Vertical’s Michael Lee a relaxed, no-nonsense answer about the situation: Jordan...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

SiriusXM to air Vertical podcasts with Woj, Chris Mannix, JJ Redick

Seven and a half months after its launch, things continue to go quite well for Yahoo’s NBA spinoff, The Vertical. The Adrian-Wojnarowski led site has attracted top talent, broken tons of news, earned 3.7 million viewers for its NBA Draft live show and launched a successful podcast network. The latest Tim Tebow: you’ve already got a successful pro career...
Via Awful Announcing
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers' 2016-17 schedule begins in Portland, includes Christmas game against Lakers

The starting point is, as usual, training camp. The end point, the Clippers hope, is in mid-June with the organization’s first championship. Thursday, the league announced 82 obstacles between the beginning and end of the regular season, games that...
Via The OC Register
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Is this the Los Angeles Clippers’ year?

The Los Angeles Clippers have essentially the same team from last year heading into the 2016-2017 season. Whether this is a good thing or a bad thing remains to be seen, but for now it seems like the Clippers are in a good place. Western Conference teams have strengthened and weakened across the board. Kevin Durant left the Oklahoma City Thunder to join the Golden State Warriors...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin to produce “Okies of Bel Air”

When Blake Griffin isn’t trying standup comedy, jumping over cars or being suggested as the star of Space Jam 2, he apparently likes to produce films and TV shows. L.A. Clippers’ star forward Griffin was recently reported to be producing a reboot of 1991 cult favorite The Rocketeer for Disney (along with Carolina Panthers’ offensive lineman Ryan Kalil), and now he’s an...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Blake Griffin gets crowd going with comedy routine

Blake Griffin recently hosted a comedy show in Montreal called the “Just for Laughs” festival, and he did his own 10-minute standup routine before introducing the actual comedians. Believe it or not, it was pretty damn funny. Griffin spent some time talking about how bad professional athletes sound in interviews, noting that anyone would sound like an idiot if they were interviewed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Trolls UNC In Honor Of Austin Rivers’ Birthday

What better way is there to troll your rival than to remind it of probably their most memorable loss in franchise history? It remains one of the most legendary plays in college basketball. With seconds remaining, Duke guard Austin Rivers hit a buzzer-beater against rival UNC in Chapel Hill in 2012. The three-pointer allowed the Blue Devils to defeat the Tar Heels 85-84 in an...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers blames ‘bloggers’ for Blake Griffin trade rumors

Reports have surfaced in recent weeks that the Los Angeles Clippers are considering a possible trade of superstar Blake Griffin. Clippers head coach Doc Rivers vehemently denied the rumors, citing “bloggers” who “have nothing to do with the sport” as the source of the trade talk. Rivers was making an appearance this week on The Vertical Podcast with Adrian Wojnarowski...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers says Clippers were third for Kevin Durant, no plans to trade Blake Griffin

The Clippers were in the top three for mega free-agent Kevin Durant, Doc Rivers said, but because they weren’t one of his top two, they ended their pursuit. Rivers disclosed the decision during a lengthy podcast interview with The Vertical’s...
Via The OC Register
July 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Clippers equipment staffer punched by Blake Griffin is no longer with the team

Remember when Blake Griffin injured his hand after punching a member of the Clippers equipment staff? Though it appeared the two made up, that staff member will no longer be an employee of the Clippers in the upcoming NBA season. According to a report from the Los Angeles Daily News, equipment manager Matias Testi will not be a member of the staff in the 2016-2017 season, as confirmed...
Via The Comeback
July 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers: Clippers have plan to let Paul Pierce retire as a Celtic

Paul Pierce has yet to make an official decision on whether he will play one more season. If he does retire, the Los Angeles Clippers will let him join the Boston Celtics first. In an appearance on “The Vertical Podcast with Woj” this week, Clippers head coach and president of basketball operations Doc Rivers said there is already a plan in place that will allow Pierce to retire...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Clippers' DeAndre Jordan soaking up Team USA experience, and reminding many why he's a good teammate

LOS ANGELES – DeAndre Jordan’s trying to hurry because the 8 p.m. bus was waiting and good teammates don’t make the 8 p.m. bus wait. But since Jordan’s at Staples Center, getting out of the building is going to be tougher than usual. First,...
Via The OC Register
July 25, 2016  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan asks Durant why he didn't come to Clippers

The biggest story during the 2016 NBA free agency was undoubtedly Kevin Durant’s decision on where to play, which ultimately led him going to the Golden State Warriors. The move has led to discussions of the Warriors being a “superteam” and made the team the undisputed favorites heading into the 2016-17 season. And while the offseason is typically quiet for NBA players, this...
Via The Comeback
July 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Clippers: Is Blake Griffin going to be moved?

There have been some rumors circulating that the Boston Celtics are interested in acquiring power forward Blake Griffin from the Los Angeles Clippers. If there is any team that has the assets to make a trade for Griffin it is the Celtics. Now that the Celtics are contending, it seems like they have been linked with every superstar because of their high draft picks from that time...
July 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Free Agent Raymond Felton Signs With Los Angeles Clippers

Raymond Felton has found a new home. The free agent made a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, who agreed to pay his minimum salary request of $1.5 million earlier today, according to the Los Angeles Times.  Clippers, free agent Raymond Felton agree to a deal — L.A. Times Sports (@latimessports) July 14, 2016 The point guard played college basketball...
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July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

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