TAG: Blake Griffin

Latest News / Jul 25, 2014 / 10:15 am

Chris Paul Likely To Boycott If Donald Sterling Remains In Charge

Chris Paul, Doc Rivers

Despite the NBA’s lifetime ban for Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the sale of the team by wife, Shelly Sterling, has been put on hold while a probate trial commences to determine whether Shelly acted properly in selling the team without his consent. Much like Clippers coach Doc Rivers threatening to leave if the team still remains run by Sterling when the season starts, star point guard Chris Paul has issued his own ultimatum to the league, where he mentioned to ESPN he — and some of his big-name teammates — will be sitting out if the issue hasn’t been cleared up by the start of training camp in October. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Jul 24, 2014 / 9:15 pm

Report: Griffin Withdraws From Consideration For World Cup Team

Blake Griffin

Just hours after adding Washington Wizards point guard John Wall to its pool of candidates for the 2014 FIBA World Cup, Team USA lost an All-Star, too. Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin announced earlier today that he will not participate for the national team this summer. Read More »

NBA / Jul 15, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Shawn Kemp On The Best Dunkers Today & His Own NBA Legacy

Shawn Kemp, Reebok Kamikaze II low

If you’re of a certain age, Reign Man Shawn Kemp was the apogee of the high-flying dunkers of 1990s basketball — back when the annual Dunk Contest still meant something. It wasn’t just slams, though. Teamed with Gary Payton, Kemp also came close to winning it all for some fantastic Supersonics teams (RIP). At the Reebok Classic Breakout hosted at Philadelphia University this past week, Dime spoke with the former star forward about his own legacy, dunk contests, and his favorite young players today. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Jun 25, 2014 / 11:15 am

The Clippers Are Interested In LeBron, But Blake Griffin Is Untouchable

Blake Griffin, LeBron Jame

Now that LeBron James has opted out and will become a free agent on July 1, teams are having internal discussions to figure out which assets they have to offer in a potential trade to create the cap space required to offer LeBron a max deal. The Clippers are a dark horse in this race, but not everyone on their roster is available. Read More »

NBA / May 16, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Blake Griffin’s Top 10 Plays Of The NBA Season

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin‘s season ended in disappointing fashion last night: fouling out in the fourth quarter on a series of questionable calls, then nearly getting T’ed up for dropping an F-bomb right in the official’s face. It overshadowed what was a great game (22 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, three stocks) and series (23.8 points, 8.8 rebounds per game) for the guy who finished third overall in MVP voting. BG still gets hate for his struggles to shoot, and score in the post, but he looks more like a franchise player than he ever has. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / May 16, 2014 / 10:30 am

Video: Blake Griffin’s Acrobatic Pass To DJ

Blake Griffin, Nick Collison

There aren’t many big men in the NBA who can pass as well together as DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin. The big-to-big connection was a large reason the Clippers pushed the Thunder so hard in the Western Semifinals. Despite getting eliminated last night, Blake and DJ showed off their telekinetic partnership yet again. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / May 11, 2014 / 5:10 pm

GIF: Serge Ibaka Hits Blake Griffin In The Nuts

Serge Ibaka, Blake Griffin

This wasn’t on purpose. No man would be so cruel. But when Blake Griffin first attempted a shot attempt to start Game 4 on Sunday, Serge Ibaka‘s fist inadvertently found Blake’s baby-maker. Read More »

NBA / May 6, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Who Didn’t Vote For Kevin Durant As NBA MVP?

Blake Griffin, LeBron James

This morning it was formally announced what we all knew anyway: Kevin Durant is the 2013-14 NBA MVP. Except, KD wasn’t unanimously voted as MVP this year. Six voters elected to go with LeBron James, who was one vote short of getting every second-place vote. So who voted for ‘Bron over KD? Read More »

Latest News / May 2, 2014 / 10:15 am

Report: Donald Sterling Combating Cancer

Donald Sterling

According to the New York Post, banned for life Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. The 80-year-old owner has become a national disgrace when leaked audio recorded him making racist comments to his then-girlfriend. The recording led to his lifetime ban and promise from commissioner Adam Silver he’d attempt to force Sterling into selling his team. Read More »

NBA / Apr 25, 2014 / 1:45 pm

5 Biggest Disappointments In The NBA Playoffs So Far

James Harden

The NBA Playoffs will either make or break a team or a player. The postseason provides players and coaches the platform to expose their greatest strengths or the lowest weaknesses on the biggest stage. That is why the playoffs carry an incredible amount of emphasis, which draws in the utmost attention from basketball fans around the globe. Read More »