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CLIPPERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

L.A. Clippers owner Steve Ballmer rejects $60 million annual TV rights fee offer

You can’t say that Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is not thinking outside the box. The New York Post reports that Ballmer has turned down an offer from Fox Sports to retain the team’s local media rights. According to the Post’s Claire Atkinson, the Clippers elected not to accept Fox’s proposal of a $60 million annual rights fee and could opt for an over-the-top...
Via Awful Announcing
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ballmer declines $60M/yr TV deal, could start streaming

    In case you weren’t aware, Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer isn’t just merely an ebullient ball of enthusiasm that passionately rallies his troops by sweating through dress shirts, screaming out “HARDCORE” at the top of his lungs, and dancing boisterously to Fergie songs. The former Microsoft CEO also brings to the table a ton of innovative business practices...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chris Singleton Receiving Interest From Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers have been in touch with representatives for Chris Singleton. Singleton was the 18th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards out of Florida State. Singleton played in China last season with the Jiangsu Dragons and then in the D-League with the Oklahoma City Blue.
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin shows off basketball balancing skills in Twitter video

While Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin is known for his incredible slam-dunking abilities, we have to give him credit for his abilities with a basketball. Recently, Griffin decided to show off his amazing ability to keep the ball off the ground by balancing it on his upper body in the below video: .@blakegriffin32's giving a new meaning to "motion offense" pic.twitter.com...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Clippers, Mavericks have shown interest in Glen 'Big Baby' Davis

Glen Davis is still a free agent, but that doesn't mean he has no prospects.Here's more from Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times:Big Baby averaged 4.0 points and 2.3 rebounds per game for the Clippers this past season. He's played for Doc Rivers both in L.A. and with the Celtics.Davis has been making the media rounds of late, making appearances on networks such as CBS Radio and...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers Remain Interested In Signing Glen Davis

The Los Angeles Clippers remain interested in signing Glen Davis. Doc Rivers spoke with agents for Davis earlier this week, but no deal has been reached. The Dallas Mavericks have also reached out to Davis. Teams in China and Europe are also possibilities for Davis.
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Blake Griffin show off his impressive balancing skills

Blake Griffin has long said he can do more than dunk. It's hard to argue with the Clippers superstar after seeing this video, in which he balanced a basketball on his neck while spinning around. Besides Griffin's houidini act, there is something else notable about the clip, which he posted on Wednesday: It shows the Clipper forward in the team's new jersey. Warning: Watch this video...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

James Harden and the wrong kind of rockets

Haven’t the Rockets tormented the Clippers enough? Well, this wasn’t a collection of basketball Rockets which angered Angelinos in the midnight hour last night. Oh, there were rockets in the greater Los Angeles area last night, but as was the case in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals, James Harden was sitting there and watching: So this is happening in venice...
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons says the best kept secret in the NBA is Steve Ballmer doesn’t know what he is doing

The Los Angeles Clippers found themselves in the headline once again on Tuesday when the NBA fined them $250,000 for offering DeAndre Jordan an endorsement. Owner Steve Ballmer sent a memo out saying that this was unintentional and inadvertent. The whole situation has raised a lot of eyebrows due to the fact that Ballmer even attempted to try this. The situation led to former ESPN...
Via No Guts, No Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers fined for offering Jordan endorsement deal

    The NBA announced Tuesday that they have fined the Los Angeles Clippers $250,000 for violating league rules with compensation offered to DeAndre Jordan during their free agency presentation to the player. According to the LA Times’ Brad Turner, the clippers offered Jordan an endorsement deal with Lexus if he re-signed with the team. Apparently the Clippers offered...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Clippers: Primed To Contend?

The Los Angeles Clippers have gotten a lot of flak for their inability to perform come playoff time, and this past season served as yet another example. Coming fresh off a 3-1 series lead that collapsed to James Harden and the Houston Rockets, the Clippers had to make moves to improve a team that simply could not excel in the playoffs. The Clippers made several additions in...
Via The Sports Quotient
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers actually built a nice bench for the Clippers

It's hard to take any conclusion from last year's Los Angeles Clippers season other than Doc Rivers the GM really undermined Doc Rivers the coach. To support an elite starting lineup, Rivers trotted out way too many players who were most effective back when he was leading the Boston Celtics to a championship during the 2007-08 season. The 2014-15 versions of Nate Robinson, Glen...
Via The Sports Post
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin: 66-game season would produce 'a better product'

Los Angeles Clippers superstar Blake Griffin believes the NBA needs to scale its regular-season schedule back in order to offer “a better product” for the fans. Speaking with Ken Berger of CBS Sports, Griffin expressed a thoughtful answer to the question of how long the NBA regular season should be. “Sixty-six, spread over the same amount of time [as the current 82-game...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks Interested in Trading for Jamal Crawford

Jamal Crawford may go down as one of the best journeymen of this generation. He’s a very solid player but hasn’t been able to hang around in any one spot for more than a couple of years. And it looks […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rivers: I’m ‘better than a lot of those dudes’ on Team USA

    As he looks to play a key role off the bench for a loaded Los Angeles Clippers team next season, one thing guard Austin Rivers cannot be lacking in is confidence. Well, it certainly looks like he’s all checked out in that respect. After watching Thursday night’s Team USA scrimmage, Rivers puffed out his chest on social media Friday morning declaring himself to be better...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Donald Sterling is suing V. Stiviano and TMZ over the recording and publishing of his comments

If there ever was a case for a clear impact of a media story, it’s what happened to former L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling last April after TMZ published a tape his then-associate (and alleged mistress) V. Stiviano made of racist remarks he uttered during a September 2013 coversation with her. Many media outlets quickly picked it up (although NBA rightsholders such as ESPN...
Via Awful Announcing
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan Jokes About ‘Commitment’ To USA Basketball

DeAndre Jordan apparently has no problem poking fun at himself. The Los Angeles Clippers center probably will never hear the end of his spurning the Dallas Mavericks after he verbally agreed to sign with the team during the NBA’s moratorium period. Jordan has since apologized, but he still made a joke about his commitment issues at Team USA’s minicamp Wednesday. Funny moments...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Paul is inventing a whole new type of Lob-City: Pool Basketball Edition

Via Fox Sports @TheBuzzer
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Donald Sterling Sues TMZ, V. Stiviano Over Recordings That Cost Him Clippers

Donald Sterling is going on a litigation spree. NBA commissioner Adam Silver fined the former Los Angeles Clippers owner $2.5 million and banned him from the league for life after TMZ published audio recordings of Sterling telling alleged mistress V. Stiviano not to associate with black people or bring them to Clippers games. And now, Sterling is suing both TMZ and Stiviano over...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Jamal Crawford be the Odd Man Out In Los Angeles?

(Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Jamal Crawford has assumed the role of sixth man for the Los Angeles Clippers over the past three seasons. Though not always consistent, Crawford has shot his way to success often giving the Clippers’ bench a significant boost. Unfortunately for Jamal Crawford, it looks as if the Clippers may no longer need his services because of the additions of...
Via The Sports Journal
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis open to playing in Europe if no NBA contract materializes

Glen “Big Baby” Davis is currently without an NBA team, and reportedly he’s not ruling out a season in Europe if he doesn’t land a desirable contract from one of the teams in the Association. Davis could also be interested in playing in China, according to Sportando.com: “Glen Davis is open to playing overseas if he doesn’t sign a contract in the NBA, a source told...
Via Sportsnaut
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Smith addresses ‘harder on me’ comment in essay

Josh Smith created something of a controversy last week when he made comments related to how his new one-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers was going to put a strain on him and his family, saying his contract is going to make it “harder on me this year.” The fact that Smith is slated...Read More The post Josh Smith addresses ‘harder on me’ comment, greed accusations...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Smith: Making $6.9M 'is going to be a little harder on me'

Josh Smith ignited a media firestorm earlier this week when he indicated that the pay cut he took to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers is going to make life “harder” on him. Smith signed a veteran’s minimum deal with the Clippers that will pay him $1.5 million for the 2015-16 season. But beginning this...Read More The post Josh Smith: Making $6.9M this season ‘is going...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Stephen Jackson charging $1K per table to attend his retirement party (pic)

After 14 seasons that came with a lot of thrills, a lot of highs and a low or two — including a championship with the San Antonio Spurs in 2003 and a 30-game suspension for his role in the Malice at the Palace — Stephen Jackson this week formally announced his retirement from the NBA....Read More The post Stephen Jackson charging $1K per table to attend his retirement party...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Clippers unveil redesigned court with new logos

The Los Angeles Clippers could surely use a solid fashion team within the organization. A month after unveiling this ridiculously horrible new logo, the Clippers have doubled down with that odd-looking new style on the court at the Staples Center. Beware, it looks like a combination of 1970s American Basketball Association style and some logos around today’s Arena Football League...
Via Sportsnaut
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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