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LA Clippers head to China for more than just a game

The Los Angeles Clippers have gone to Shenzen, China to take on the Charlotte Hornets in an exhibition match to strengthen the NBA’s fan base overseas. Players like Chris Paul and Blake Griffin say that the citizens of China are beside themselves with excitement when they came to visit the country. China’s citizens love the sport of basketball and always show their support when...
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Carmelo Anthony: I used to hate Sasha Vujacic

Knicks guard Sasha Vujacic hasn’t exactly been Slovenian Mother Teresa over the course of his NBA career. The 31-year-old sharpshooter has had more than his fair share of clashes over the years, beefing with everyone from Chris Paul and Rafer Alston to fellow countryman Goran Dragic and even an intrasquad practice spat with the Black...Read More
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Nikoloz Tskitishvili Signs In China With Fujian

Nikoloz Tskitishvili was released from his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers and signed a make-good deal in China with Fujian. Tskitishvili scored 13 points in his audition. Tskitishvili was with the Clippers in preseason, his first NBA appearance since 2006.
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Chris Paul breaks finger during practice

Los Angeles Clippers star point guard Chris Paul fractured a finger during practice in China yesterday, but is not expected to miss any significant time. Dan Woike of The Orange County Register reported Paul’s injury. No timetable was given for just how long Paul would be out, but odds are he will miss just one preseason game as Woike’s story noted Paul would have played were...
Via Campus Sports Net
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Chris Paul Fractures Left Index Finger

Chris Paul fractured his left index finger in practice Saturday in China and is not expected to play in Sunday's preseason game against the Hornets. The injury is not considered to be serious and Paul will be re-evaluated prior to the Clippers game against the Hornets Wednesday in Shanghai.
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DeAndre Jordan does spinning slam dunk before Clippers-Hornets

There are few big men in today’s association who can soar like Los Angeles Clippers star DeAndre Jordan and he got to show off his aerial ability overseas in China. Prior to the start of tonight’s Clippers-Hornets preseason game in Shenzhen, Jordan was going through the Clippers lay-up line and threw down a spinning dunk: That’s an impressive dunk, DJ! *** Jordan Spinning...
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Thompson fires shots at Clippers: ‘Didn’t they lose to the Rockets?’

If the nuclear warheads for the Warriors-Clippers rivalry hadn’t been launched already, they sure as hell are airborne now. In a Lob City-themed piece by Grantland’s Zach Lowe that ran earlier this week, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers made an off-hand remark about the role that luck played in the Dubs winning the 2015 NBA...Read More
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Why The Clippers Are Ready To Make An NBA Finals Run

After finishing the regular season with a 56-26 record and defeating the San Antonio Spurs in seven games in the first round of the playoffs, the Los Angeles Clippers' hopes of representing the Western Conference in the NBA Finals were suddenly in reach. The Clippers then carried that momentum into their conference semifinals matchup against the Houston Rockets, where they...
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Doc Rivers Call Clippers Roster “Stale”

The Clippers have had the Chris Paul – Blake Griffin – DeAndre Jordan core in tact for a while but haven’t yet sniffed the Finals. At some point, you just have to concede that a particular core will just never […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
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Clippers Plan On Using Lance Stephenson As Primary Wing Defender

The Los Angeles Clippers plan on using Lance Stephenson to defend bigger wings like Kevin Durant, LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard. “Lance is absolutely our no. 1 option against all those guys,” said Doc Rivers. The Clippers also plan on having Stephenson defend bigger point guards to give Chris Paul a rest on that side of the floor. The concern with Stephenson is whether he'll...
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Doc Rivers wants an NBA team back in Seattle or Vancouver

The Pacific Northwest has not had an NBA team since the Seattle Sonics moved to Oklahoma City in 2008 to become the Thunder. However, at least one prominent NBA coach wants to see an NBA team back in the area. Doc Rivers said he would like an NBA team in either Vancouver or Seattle. — Ben Bolch (@latbbolch) October 4, 2015 ">It is an interesting comment from Los Angeles...
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Blake Griffin Dunk Knocks Shot Clock Off Hoop Amusing DeAndre Jordan (Video)

Blake Griffin became a household name due to his vicious, high-flying slam dunks. And while the Los Angeles Clippers star has become one of the best all-around players in the NBA, he might actually a bit stronger than he realizes. Griffin threw down a put-back dunk on a missed shot in the layup lines before the Clippers’ preseason game against the Toronto Raptors in Vancouver....
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Griffin knocks shot clock off backboard with powerful dunk

The Los Angeles Clippers faced off against the Toronto Raptors in their first preseason game of the season on Sunday night, and Blake Griffin already seems to be in midseason dunking form. Griffin threw down a dunk in warm-ups that was so powerful it rattled the shot clock. The Clippers big man’s two-handed dunk made the shot clock shake until it finally fell down. The Clippers...
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Celtkicks: Don’t wear Lebrons when Pierce is around

Can’t believe I missed this story, but better late than never. Just one more reason why I love former Celtic the man who will always be a Celtic in my eyes, Paul Pierce. Check out this quote via the Washington Post that Marcin Gortat shared during Wizards Media Day last week. He was asked what he had learned during Pierce’s tenure in DC: “Well, what I learned from him, you’re...
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Five takeaways: Clippers survive Nuggets' rally in preseason opener

The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Denver Nuggets 103-96 in their 2015-16 preseason opener on Friday night. Here are five takeaways from the game: The focal point DeAndre Jordan reportedly flirted with the Dallas Mavericks this summer because they promised to make him a focal point in their offense, which the Clippers have rarely done throughout his tenure in LA. If Friday is...
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Sam Cassell worked with Austin Rivers on his mid-range game this summer

Austin Rivers had one objective this summer: Improve his mid-range shooting, which has been on the decline since his rookie season.So, who did he call up? Los Angeles Clippers assistant coach Sam Cassell, one of the game's most famous mid-range assassins.The two worked out in Orlando, Fl., mastering the footwork necessary to create separation and stop on a dime against a defender...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Paul joins Kevin Hart in night run on Venice Beach

Honestly, Kevin Hart needs to add MORE things to his schedule. Just look at his IMDB page or follow him on social media ... the guy does not ever stop. Hart's latest obsession is running (it's something that 'everyone can do', he says) and on Thursday night, thousands joined him at Venice Beach at night for a 5K. Clippers star point guard Chris Paul was among those who took to Hart...
Via Fox Sports West
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jamal Crawford admits dealing with trade rumors this summer was 'stressful'

There were several times during this offseason that Jamal Crawford thought he wasn't going to be returning to the Los Angeles Clippers for the 2015-16 season.The 15-year veteran, who's played with six teams throughout his career, is used to switching teams, yet he's publicly stated his love of the Clippers and his teammates over the course of his tenure with the franchise.The thought...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Clippers: Could this be the year?

Sep 25, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3), forward Blake Griffin (32), and center DeAndre Jordan (6) during media day at the Clipper Training Facility in Playa Vista. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Training camp opens for all NBA teams next week and the Los Angeles Clippers are set to open with a roster they can be very proud...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

10 things to expect from the Los Angeles Clippers

No team in the NBA embodies the combination of excitement and frustration that the Los Angeles Clippers do. They run, they dunk, the shoot three’s, have fiercely passionate players and coaches, and somehow manage to lose the in the Western Conference Semi-Finals every year. For head coach and team president Doc Rivers, along with stars Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: J.J. Redick Spoke To The Duke Men’s Basketball Team Today

One of the best (and most hated) players in the history of the Duke men’s basketball program is back in Durham, North Carolina.  J.J. Redick, who starred for the Blue Devils in the mid-2000s, worked out at Duke’s facility yesterday.  Today, the Los Angeles Clippers’ guard spoke to the 2015-16 edition of the Blue Devils.  Always fun to be back at Duke. Enjoying my time working...
Via College Spun
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: J.J. Redick Is Working Out At Duke Today, Shooting Lights Out

Former Duke star J.J. Redick is back in Durham this week, and worked out at the team’s facility yesterday. He’s back out there today, and shooting like he used to do for the Blue Devils, according to the Duke basketball Twitter account.  All-time Duke scoring leader @JJRedick shooting 92% unofficially in this workout. The guy can’t miss. #DukeFam
Via College Spun
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers’ owner Steve Ballmer betting on himself

Stepping away from the hardwood we step into the boardroom. In recent news, Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer has rejected a $60 million annual TV rights offer from Fox. The Los Angeles Clippers currently have a deal that runs through 2015-16 with Fox Sports Prime Ticket which pays $25 million per year. I know what you are thinking, why wouldn’t Mr. Ballmer take a $35 million...
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Clippers owner rejects $60 million annual TV rights deal

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
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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