2 hrs ago
New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis has, in many ways, become the gold standard: Jimmy Smith
It was impossible not to be struck by the contrast of the two events, two years apart, the common thread the gold hanging around the neck of New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis . In 2012, just days before the beginning of training camp, Davis stood before the assembled media showing off the gold medal he won as part of the U.S. men's team in the London Olympic Games.
12 hrs ago
Which Los Angeles Clippers Player Has the Most Upside Right Now?
Upside is often a term thrown around to describe young players who have either accomplished nothing or have yet to scratch the surface of what they might become. This term typically is not reserved for someone of Blake Griffin 's caliber.
Tue Sep 16, 2014
Blake Griffin Performs at The Laugh Factory's Open Mic Night
If you're a fan of super-athletic NBA players reading comedic poetry, then we've got just the thing for you. Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin appeared at The Laugh Factory in Los Angeles Tuesday night to test his comedic chops in front of a small crowd.
Blake Griffin Slams Poetry, Not Basketballs, for Vizio
Slam poetry nights can be awkward, but Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin makes it look easy - his specialty in any environment - in a new series of videos for Vizio. The ads, by David&Goliath, have the basketball star waxing poetic about his bobblehead, his tearaway pants and even his mouthguard.
Sir Charles in Charge
Golden State Warriors: Klay Thompson Wants Early Max Extension
May 3, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson attempts shot defended by Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin during the first quarter in game seven of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports The Golden State Warriors placed the untouchable label on shooting guard Klay Thompson this offseason, as they proved time and time again their unwillingness to include Thompson is any trade offers.
Boomer Ingles expected to sign with Clippers
BOUND: Joe Ingles averaged 11.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.8 steals at the FIBA World Cup, earning himself a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers. Australian Boomers swingman Joe Ingles is expected to be announced as the newest member of NBA championship contenders LA Clippers this week.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Blake Griffin recites 'slam poetry' in a new series of commercials
Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin is reciting a unique series of basketball-themed slam poetry in a new series of VIZIO commercials that launch Monday. We haven't seen an athlete so skilled in this genre since Freddie Prinze Jr.'s star turn in She's All That.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
The Town Talk
Holiday, Anderson gear up for Pelicans campHoliday, Anderson gear up...
Holiday, Anderson gear up for Pelicans camp Injured Pelicans excited to return to full-speed action as training camp approaches Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/sports/2014/09/13/holiday-anderson-gear-pelicans-camp/15563985/ New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday and forward Ryan Anderson guard Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin during a game last season. Holiday and Anderson both are returning from season-ending surgeries that limited them to a combined 56 games last year.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Jamal Crawford: 'I think this will be the best year in Clippers history'
May 11, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford celebrates at the end of game four of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center. The Clippers defeated the Thunder 101-99 to tie the series 2-2.Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports In a Q&A posted on Clippers.com, reigning Sixth Man of the Year Jamal Crawford proclaimed a franchise-best year ahead of the Clippers for the 2014-15 NBA season when asked what excited him most about the upcoming season.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Positional Strength: Ranking the Maverick power forwards with the rest of the West
Editor's note: This is part four of a five-part series breaking down the Mavericks at each position, as compared to the rest of the Western Conference. Here's last week's version.
Silver Screen and Roll
Byron Scott: '[Los Angeles] is still a purple and gold town'
Los Angeles is still painted in purple and gold, and Lakers head coach Byron Scott wants to make sure it stays that way. Ever since the Los Angeles Clippers backed their way into drafting Blake Griffin and subsequently acquiring Chris Paul in the aftermath of the infamous "Basketball Reasons," there has been much discussion in the media, both locally and nationally, as to whether Los Angeles is a Lakers or Clippers town.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Ex-Clippers guard Chauncey Billups retires from NBA
March 10, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chauncey Billups passes the ball against the Detroit Pistons during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports After 17 years in the NBA, Chauncey Billups , former Los Angeles Clippers point guard, is calling it quits, revealing his decision in an interview with Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports.
The Post Game
Chris Douglas-Roberts To Bring Back Short Shorts With Los Angeles Clippers
Snapbacks are back, Starter jackets are back and even OutKast is back. The 90s are in again, but something is missing.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
USA meets Mexico in FIBA World Cup
It's do-or-die time for Team USA. With the single-elimination, Round of 16 portion of the FIBA Basketball World Cup starting Saturday and USA set to face Mexico , the team's USA Basketball faces Mexico as elimination round begins BARCELONA - It's do-or-die time for Team USA.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Will Los Angeles Clippers Become the Next Hot Free-Agent Destination?
In the past, once Donald Sterling was actually willing to spend some money on the team, there was always a stigma attached to joining the Los Angeles Clippers as a free agent. When you have one of the elite organizations in all of sports in the same building, it can be difficult to stand out.
Predicting the Los Angeles Clippers' Best 5-Man Lineups in 2014-15
One of the most important aspects of coaching in the NBA is determining a team's best lineups. Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers will face that challenge early, as multiple new additions to the roster have uprooted Rivers' prominent units from last season.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Film Room: Ekpe Udoh, the Perfect Fit
In September of 2013, we wondered if the Clippers could, as a unit, play defenseit was the difference between a championship berth or a routine early playoff exit. In September of 2014, the questioned has shifted a bit, focusing on whether the Clippers can become an elite defensive team, joining the ranks San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Memphis, Chicago, etc.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Clippers to sign Ekpe Udoh, Chris Douglas Roberts
A season ago, the Clippers were a team with the league's best offense and a top-seven defense, but the bulk of those accomplishments can be attributed to the players who were in the starting lineup.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
Report: Hedo Turkoglu nearing free agent deal to return to Clippers
Hedo Turkoglu did next to nothing from a statistical standpoint for the Clippers a season ago, after being added in the middle of the year in an attempt to bolster the bench with a veteran player that could help the team for its run into the postseason.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Report: Toure Murry agrees to deal with Utah Jazz
Once a named target for the Los Angeles Clippers, point guard Toure Murry' has agreed to a deal with the Utah Jazz.