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Clippers star Blake Griffin answers questions using only emoji flashcards

Blake Griffin is a big fan of emojis ... remember all this fun?! ... but what if he could only speak using the icons and nothing else? Red Bull recently had some fun with the Clippers star, who picks out a few of his favorite emojis among some snickering. Check out the above video of Griffin's exploits.
Via Fox Sports West
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers jokes Paul Pierce will only play garbage-time minutes

The Los Angeles Clippers brought in Paul Pierce to fill a void on the roster, but head coach Doc Rivers has a humorous plan concerning when to send The Truth into games during the 2015-16 season. According to ESPN’s Chris Forsberg, Rivers joked that his expectations for Pierce merely include garbage-time contributions: Doc Rivers on what he expects from Paul Pierce with...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Clippers reportedly planning to introduce team mascot, Twitter reacts

As if the publicly-lambasted new jerseys hadn’t given us enough of an eyeful from the Clippers’ branding campaign this offseason already. Apparently Lob City is now planning to introduce a new team mascot, which could be unveiled to the public as early as midseason. According to a report by Brad Turner of the LA Times on Wednesday, the Clippers are in the planning stages of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Clippers Working On Creating Mascot

The Los Angeles Clippers are in the planning stages of having a team mascot. They are unlikely to have the mascot ready for opening night, but they hope to have it in place by the All-Star break. The Clippers' mascot would attend community events to represent the team in addition to game duties.
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: DeAndre Jordan has fired his agent after crazy summer

The off-season for Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan was very interesting to say the least. As you all know, Jordan agreed to sign with the Dallas Mavericks, but then changed his mind a few days later and resigned with the Clippers. Both the Mavericks and the Clippers were fined during the pursuit of Jordan and also made the NBA think about how they can handled situations...
Via No Guts, No Glory
1 day 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...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan officially severs ties with agent Dan Fegan

This summer, Clippers center DeAndre Jordan was the face that launched a thousand memes with his free agency escapade. And now, Jordan has officially launched his representation throughout the ordeal out the door. According to a report on Monday by Brad Turner of the LA Times, Jordan has formally decided to end his relationship with Relativity Sports, including agents Jarin Akana...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  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
4 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
7 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
8 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
8 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: J.J. Redick can throw down alley-oops, too

Lob City, it's not named after J.J. Redick.Redick spends most of his time with the Clippers making threes and watching teammates like Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan throw down alley-oops. Maybe he's gotten sick of just being the spectator.Here's the latest video from Redick's Instagram account:A dunk! And not just a slam, but an alley-oop! And not just an alley-oop, but a self...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Griffin on Clippers' new depth: 'It'll help a lot'

Blake Griffin cruised through last season only to turn it on during the playoffs, when he showed exactly how dominant he can be when he goes all out. He even admitted midway through this past year that he had to take it easier during the first 82 games, channeling back to his rookie season when he says he was exhausted come March. He knew that couldn't happen on a team bound for...
Via Fox Sports
9 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
9 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
12 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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Los Angeles Clippers Win an NBA Title?

Chris Paul #3 and Blake Griffin #32 during a game in 2015. (Getty Images/CBSSports.com) The Los Angeles Clippers are trying to win now; there’s no question about it. The team possesses an abundance of veterans and hardly any young players, which indicates that the next few years are all about trying to win the Larry O’Brien Trophy. There is little doubt that the team has the...
Via The Sports Journal
17 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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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

Via Fox Sports @TheBuzzer
23 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
23 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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