Clippers Rumors & News

  • Leonard’s huge night leads Spurs to 2-1 series lead over Clippers

    My San Antonio "Home is where the heart is — and offense, and defense, and just about everything else you need to dominate a playoff game. Having played substantially better at the AT&T Center all season, the Spurs used their home mojo to crush the Los Angeles Clippers 100-73 in Game 3 to take control of their..." April 25

  • Screwy voting system helped Kawhi Leonard win Defensive POY "San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard won the 2014-2015 Defensive Player. He has now won DPOY and Finals MVP within 10 months of each. An incredible accomplishment, and well-earned. Had Leonard played in all 82 games, or even 72, I would have thought him a shoo-in. He is without a doubt the most..." April 25

  • NBA Announces First Game in Africa

    Sportsnaut "For the first time ever, the NBA is going to take its talents to Africa. The Association announced on Wednesday that it will play its first-ever exhibition game on the continent on August 1st in Johannesburg, South Africa. The game will feature Team Africa, led by South Sudanese native Luol..." April 24

  • How Much Longer Can The Clippers Survive With This Bench? "Being in a 1-1 series tie with the San Antonio Spurs isn’t the worst position for the Los Angeles Clippers to find themselves in. The team has shown plenty of positive signs throughout the first two games of this series—Blake Griffin is dunking on fools! Chris Paul is in Playoff Mode! DeAndre..." April 24

  • Spurs outlast Clippers in OT to knot series at 1-1

    San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up Overtime loomed in Game 2 at Staples Center, and the Spurs — 1-6 during the regular season in extra time — were seemingly finished. They’d just blown a 10-point lead with 6:41 left, needing two free throws from Patty Mills and a defensive stop just to force OT. Tony Parker was..." April 23

  • Does intentionally fouling DeAndre Jordan really work?

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs will continue their first-round series with the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, giving Gregg Popovich another opportunity to enrage the NBA’s collective viewership by intentionally sending DeAndre Jordan to the foul line. It is a tactic Popovich says he hates, but remains committed..." April 22

  • Steven A. Ballmer’s Inner Fan Finds Its Voice in a Corner of the N.B.A.

    New York Times "Speaking last month to a few hundred M.B.A. students at the University of Southern California, Steven A. Ballmer, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, broke into verse. He recited a snippet of a song from the Broadway musical “Pippin”: “Rivers belong where they can ramble. Eagles belong where..." April 21

  • Chris Paul, Blake Griffin carry Clippers to a dominant win over Spurs in Game 1 of playoffs

    Orange County Register "In the third quarter, Blake Griffin tried to shake off a shot to the face while his lungs burned from the strain. He grabbed his shorts and didn’t move towards his team’s bench, as the rest of the Clippers gathered. Chris Paul walked toward his teammate, wrapped his arms around his shoulders..." April 20

  • Adam Silver on gambling: 'It's good for business, I don't want to hide from that' "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken on the topic of sports gambling -- back in November, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times where he argued that betting "should be brought out of the underground." On Monday, as a guest on the Boomer & Carton show, he was asked about talking to..." April 20

  • Steve Ballmer turns Lakers locker room into owner’s lounge

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers are free to do what they want with the Staples Center now that they have begun their playoff run and the Los Angeles Lakers are no longer playing, and Steve Ballmer is taking full advantage. The Clippers hosted the San Antonio Spurs for Game 1 of their opening-round..." April 20

  • Jordan expects plenty of time at the line

    San Antonio Express-News "In a perfect Spurs first-round playoff world, there will be no need to employ intentional fouls against Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, one of the NBA’s worst foul shooters. The tactic, employed most notably against Jordan in the Spurs’ Feb. 19 game against the Clippers when they sent him to..." April 19

  • Clippers looking to rebrand in offseason

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Clippers are exploring changing their logo, colors and uniforms and could introduce changes as early as this offseason, multiple sources told ESPN. Clippers owner Steve Ballmer has been looking to rebrand the team since purchasing the franchise for a record $2 billion in August..." April 19

  • Nike Close To Taking Over NBA Apparel Rights From Adidas With Long-Term Deal

    Sports Business Daily "Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the..." April 17

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Starting next season, NBA and NBPA agree to add HGH blood testing to anti-drug program.

  • Doc Rivers: NBA's playoff seeding system is flawed

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Clippers clinched at least the third seed in the West on Tuesday, and if they keep that seed they would face a sixth-seeded team with a win-loss record near the top of the Western Conference, a prospect that does not sit well with Doc Rivers. Because division winners are..." April 16

  • Shelly Sterling Plans to Donate Entire $2.6 Million from V. Stiviano to Charity

    Sportsnaut "Former Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Shelly Sterling, ex-wife of Donald Sterling, took her former husband’s “friend,” V. Stiviano to court in order to get back the money that her ex had given to his former lover over the years. It appears that Mr. Sterling had no right to be buying all these..." April 16

  • Clippers beat Phoenix Suns, clinch at least No. 3 playoff seed in Western Conference

    L.A. Daily News "Chris Paul’s 22 points, including six 3-pointers, led the Clippers to a 112-101 win over the injury-depleted Phoenix Suns in the Clippers’ final regular-season game before the NBA playoffs. The Clippers clinched the West’s No. 3 seed with the win. Blake Griffin hit his first six shots on his..." April 15

  • Judge rules V. Stiviano owes Shelly Sterling $2.6 million

    Larry Brown Sports "A judge has ordered V. Stiviano to pay $2.6 million to Shelly Sterling, the wife of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. The ruling stems from a lawsuit that was filed by Shelly roughly one month before Donald’s explosive racist rant was released to the public. The Associated..." April 15

  • Clippers don't have luxury of resting stars before playoffs

    Fox Sports West "To rest or not to rest. That's not the question for the Clippers with two games remaining in the regular season, the Western Conference playoff seedings will come down to the NBA's final games on Wednesday. The Clippers finish the regular season on Tuesday at Phoenix, but that means with..." April 14

  • Clippers defeat Denver 110-103 and clinch homecourt advantage for first round

    L.A. Daily News "The Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night played host to the Denver Nuggets in their second-to-last regular-season game. But the bigger focus was on who the Clippers might play in the first round of the playoffs, which begin this weekend. The possibilities were any one of five teams — San..." April 14

  • LeBron No. 1 in jersey sales; Bulls are top-selling team "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James once again leads the National Basketball Association's list of most popular jerseys. This marks the sixth consecutive time James has claimed the No. 1 position on the list and his third such honor as a member of the Cavaliers. The rankings are based on overall..." April 14

  • Clippers' Blake Griffin has learned not to be bugged by NBA thuggery

    Los Angeles Times "The NBA playoffs are upon us. For Blake Griffin, that means the beginning of his two-sport season. Basketball and Wrestlemania. The days of finesse in Dr. Naismith's game are as long gone as the peach baskets. The sport is about as noncontact as NASCAR. Hard drives to the basket are now..." April 14

  • Sources: NBA's president of basketball operations Rod Thorn to retire from NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "Rod Thorn, on his second run as the NBA's president of basketball operations, plans to leave the league office and retire in August, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thorn is highly regarded around the league, a figure who commands respect among executives, coaches and players. Thorn, 73, returned..." April 13

  • Pepsi takes over as NBA sponsor in new deal

    Sports Business Daily "PepsiCo has signed a five-year NBA deal, making it one of the league’s largest sponsors and ending a 29-year relationship between Coke and the NBA. The deal includes Pepsi’s extensive portfolio of salty snacks, like Doritos and Ruffles, and packages rights to the WNBA, NBA D-League and USA..." April 13

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    Dan Woike @DanWoikeSports

    Matt Barnes said his right toe swelled up like a balloon -- same toe injury he had last year in playoffs.

  • Clippers sneak by Grizzlies

    L.A. Daily News "Prior to the slate of games Saturday in the NBA commencing – including the Clippers against visiting Memphis - the five teams sitting in the Nos. 2 through 6 positions in the Western Conference standings were separated by no more than three games, four of them by no more than one game. Again,..." April 12

  • Clippers Release Hudson; May Re-Sign Nate Robinson

    Basketball Insiders "The 10-day contract of guard Lester Hudson is over and he was not re-signed to a second one, though that happening is not out of the realm of possibility. Doc Rivers, coach and president of basketball operations, said he expects to fill the spot. The Clippers signed Hudson when Nate Robinson’s..." April 12

  • Matt Barnes Recalls Stealing Money From Allen Iverson at Strip Clubs

    Complex "Allen Iverson's free-spending ways have been well-documented in his post-NBA days. A player who used to buy an entirely new set of clothes wherever he went (he apparently didn't like luggage), Iverson's spending habits caught up to him in 2012, when it was reported his expenses totaled over..." April 11

  • Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom -- Divorce Case To Be Dismissed "Khloe Kardashian has been told to get off her ass in her divorce from Lamar Odom, or the case will be dismissed, and it looks like that's exactly what's about to happen. A document was just filed by the court in Khloe's divorce, saying she has not gotten off the dime and unless she files..." April 10

  • Matt Barnes: Lakers' free-agent rut due to front office, not Kobe Bryant "The tide has turned in Los Angeles. Once considered the No. 1 destination for NBA free agents, the Lakers have struggled in recent years to find marquee players to pair with star Kobe Bryant. Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes, who played alongside Bryant for two seasons with the Lakers,..." April 10

  • Draymond Green calls out Clippers’ “cocky arrogance”

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Clippers and Warriors don’t like each other very much. That’s common knowledge — their games against each other are always highly physical and they met in the playoffs last season. Draymond Green has been the most outspoken proponent of the anti-Clipper sentiment on the Warriors, most notably..." April 09

  • NBA union announces awards players will vote on

    USA Today "Kevin Durant may finally be getting his way. Sort of. Nearly three months after the Oklahoma City Thunder star voiced his opinion that NBA players should vote on the league's regular season awards instead of the media, first-year National Basketball Players Association executive director..." April 08

  • Matt Barnes - Divorce War Truce ... 'She's Always Gonna Be My Homie' "The marriage may be over ... but NBA star Matt Barnes says he's finally made peace with his estranged wife Gloria Govan ... telling TMZ Sports, "I'm always gonna love my ex." We broke the story ... Matt and his reality star wife separated back in September due to "trust issues" and at first,..." April 08

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    Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

    I'm hearing Jamal Crawford has been cleared to play tonight. I reported last week this was his target return date.

  • Report: Jamal Crawford to Return to the Clippers Tuesday

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford is expected to return to action Tuesday night against the Lakers, according to ESPN’s Arash Markazi. Crawford, the team’s sixth man, has missed the last 17 games due to a calf injury. He is third on the Clippers in scoring, averaging 16.4 points per..." April 07

  • Clippers wallop Lakers, 106-78, who set new mark for most losses in franchise history

    L.A. Daily News "The Los Angeles Lakers will not be in the playoffs this season, and it might be another season or two before they get back there. But their hallway-neighbor Clippers have already qualified for the postseason and they are playing well at the right time, having won nine of 10 prior to Sunday’s game..." April 06

  • Clippers set franchise record with 25 road wins

    Fox Sports West "The Clippers and roadtrips have been a decent combination this season. A record-setting one. With a 106-78 road win over the Lakers at Staples Center on Tuesday, the Clippers set a franchise record with 25 road wins. The Clippers have won 52 games, so just about half of those victories have..." April 06

  • Ticket price increases are forcing Clippers fans to not support team

    Los Angeles Times "The words rattled through the city like one of his fan-pleasing dunks. Only this time, it appeared Blake Griffin was dunking on those fans. After the Clippers' demoralizing loss to Golden State in front of a Warriors-centric crowd at Staples Center on Tuesday, Jill Painter of Fox Sports West..." April 04

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    The 2014-15 Kennedy Citizenship Award finalists are: Tobias Harris, Greg Monroe, Joakim Noah, Chris Paul & Zach Randolph.

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    Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

    Jamal Crawford is back at Clippers practice.

  • Chris Kaman tweets photo of Chris Paul hitting him in the ‘groin’

    CSN Northwest "Near the end of the third quarter of Wednesday night’s contest between the Blazers and the Clippers, Chris Kaman received a flagrant foul for shoving Chris Paul to the floor, after which a brief altercation ensued. As the league weighs its options in terms of additional punishment for Kaman in..." April 03

  • Shove story for Clippers in 126-122 win over Trail Blazers

    Los Angeles Times "Doc Rivers was tired and grouchy before the Clippers took the court at the Moda Center, joking that he would be ejected for complaining before the end of the first quarter. Of course, that would have entailed missing all the fun that followed. Chris Paul was shoved to the court Wednesday..." April 02

  • Warriors fight back, edge Clippers in LA

    CSN Bay Area "The Warriors tipped off against the Clippers on Tuesday night knowing the outcome was inconsequential to their primary pursuit. And there were times when it showed. And, still, the Warriors had enough to put away their rivals. Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry, and Andre Iguodala combined for..." April 01

  • Clips' Crawford nears return from calf injury

    ESPN Los Angeles "Jamal Crawford went through a full workout on Tuesday before the Los Angeles Clippers played the Golden State Warriors and is nearing a return to the court. Crawford will travel with the team this week during their two-game road trip to Portland and Denver but is not expected to play, sources..." April 01

  • Blake Griffin: 'Home-court advantage just not there for us'

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Clippers currently are seeded fifth in the Western Conference and are fighting for home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs, but Blake Griffin doesn't believe home court will be much of an advantage if Tuesday night's 110-106 loss to the Golden State Warriors is any..." April 01

  • Clips' Rivers, Warriors' Kerr spar again in rivalry

    ESPN Los Angeles "Just because Doc Rivers and Steve Kerr are two of the newest arrivals in the Clippers-Warriors rivalry it doesn't mean they can't sling barbs as well as the more established veterans. The latest bit of verbal jousting came before the Clippers hosted the Warriors at Staples Center on Tuesday..." April 01

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    Isaac Lowenkron @isaaclowenkron

    The NBA has fined Clippers forward Glen Davis $15,000 for "kicking (a) seat cushion into (the) stands" during Sunday's game at Boston.

  • NBPA's Michele Roberts sees no reason for 2017 work stoppage, warns NBA against 'cry of poverty'

    Yahoo! Sports "It's been a pretty exciting regular season, and it looks like it ought to be a similarly thrilling postseason push to June's NBA Finals. But amid all the bright, shining Stephen Curry bombs, James Harden stepbacks and Anthony Davis detonations, it's become difficult to ignore the stormclouds..." March 31

  • Shaq rips Lakers, Clippers at Bieber roast "Shaquille O'Neal took part in the Justin Bieber roast that aired on the Comedy Network Monday night and the former Los Angeles Laker didn't miss an opportunity to take a shot at his former team and the Los Angeles Clippers. Clippers guard Chris Paul was in the crowd for the event and Shaq..." March 31

  • L.A. Clippers keep on rolling with seventh straight win

    L.A. Daily News "The Clippers have responded quite nicely to a pair of disappointing losses to Western Conference contenders. J.J. Redick scored 27 points, Chris Paul had 21 points and 10 assists, and the Clippers beat the Boston Celtics 119-106 on Sunday for their seventh consecutive win. On March 13, the..." March 30