TAG: Doc Rivers

GIFs / Jan 19, 2015 / 7:15 pm

GIF: Blake Griffin Steals Ball, Leads Break, Feeds DeAndre Jordan For Jam

Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan

When we named Blake Griffin basketball’s best power forward in October, these were the kinds of plays we thought would become commonplace this season. Watch the Los Angeles Clippers’ burly high-flier show off his ballhandling ability and playmaking knack by swiping a steal and leading the break before feeding DeAndre Jordan for an alley-oop in his team’s 102-93 win over the Boston Celtics. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 10, 2015 / 9:15 pm

Report: Clippers Will Acquire Austin Rivers, Doc’s Son, After Jeff Green Trade

Austin Rivers, Blake Griffin

The seemingly imminent Jeff Green trade isn’t yet completed, but that hasn’t stopped the Los Angeles Clippers from trying to poach one of the of the players involved. According to multiple media reports, the Clippers will likely acquire Austin Rivers – son of coach Doc Rivers – from the Boston Celtics once the the three-team trade of which he’s a part is finally completed. Read More »

GIFs, Smack / Nov 18, 2014 / 12:00 pm

GIF: Doc Rivers Is Shocked…Movember Edition

Doc Rivers

The Clippers got romped last night, and Doc Rivers was shocked by a call/play in the fourth. Those two things aren’t mutually exclusive, obviously, but since Doc joined his players in celebrating men’s health for Movember, the LA coach’s bewildered expression plus plus that thin, John Waters mustache made it all the more hilarious as the good folks on reddit’s r/NBA community show. Read More »

Smack / Nov 6, 2014 / 1:23 pm

After Destruction By ‘Dubs, Doc Rivers Says Clippers Are Soft And Lack Heart

Doc Rivers

We’re barely a week into 2014-2015. It’s too early for legitimate worry let alone panic at the prospects of teams failing to meet expectations, and it’s too soon to hop on the bandwagon of squads outperforming them. Everyone can play in the NBA, and early-year results often prove anomalies as the regular season grind really gets underway come December. But Doc Rivers doesn’t care for such reasoning. After the Los Angeles Clippers confirmed their coach’s skepticism by getting destroyed by the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night, Rivers held nothing back while critiquing his team’s overwhelmingly dispiriting start to the season. Read More »

NBA / Oct 29, 2014 / 5:00 pm

This “Relentless” Clippers Video Will Get You Jacked For The 2014-15 Season

Steve Ballmer, Clippers Fans

We’ve always been suckers for a good hype video. This year’s Clippers team has a new owner, a coach and GM under a new long-term deal, and they’re dreaming of a Larry O’Brien trophy in their not-too-distant future. After suffering the ignominy of working for Donald Sterling, and after the painful, drawn-out process leading to his decades-late exit, a supercharged former Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, is now sitting at the top of the Clippers’ hierarchy. Their new ad compaign launching tonight, like their new owner, should enliven even the most detached NBA fans. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 4, 2014 / 8:15 pm

Glen Davis Lost Weight This Offseason, But Doc Rivers Can’t Tell

Glen Davis

The Los Angeles Clippers’ Doc Rivers is a players’ coach. Few coaches in league history have been as respected and beloved by their players as Rivers, a reality owed as much to his gregarious, caring persona as any strategic attribute. That unique standing lends him some casual leeway with his guys that other coaches don’t have, something of which Rivers took amusing advantage to describe the supposed weight loss of Glen “Big Baby” Davis. Read More »

Smack / Sep 23, 2014 / 10:30 am

Celtics Owner Says Rondo Is “Super Stubborn” And “It’s Hard With Him”

Rajon Rondo

Over the weekend Celtics GM Danny Ainge dithered about the chances he would trade Rajon Rondo, saying the C’s weren’t looking to move their all-star, before cautioning that anyone could be traded. The same weekend, Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck was a guest on WBZ-TV’s “Sports Final Overtime” and attempted to explain his mercurial point guard, clouding Rondo’s future in a C’s uniform even more. Read More »

NBA / Sep 3, 2014 / 10:15 am

Jared Dudley Says “I Had To Sacrifice Myself” For Clippers

Chris Paul, Jared Dudley

It was a tough 2013-14 season for Jared Dudley. After finally getting a chance to play for a contender again when the Clippers acquired him from the Suns as part of their three-team Eric Bledsoe trade — ironically involving the Bucks — Dudley was going to team with fellow shooter, J.J. Redick, to turn the Clippers into an offensive monster. Except, Redick got injured, and Dudley struggled, playing through a series of ailments for a team that needed fresh bodies. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 31, 2014 / 10:45 am

Report: Rajon Rondo Tells Celtics He Wants Out

Rajon Rondo

Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo will be a free agent next summer, but the Celtics wanted to see how much better he’s gotten since ACL surgery, and trading him before he possibly leaves in free agency isn’t a priority. Except, new revelations from the estimable Jackie MacMullan indicate Rondo wants out, as he’s told GM Danny Ainge and the C’s brass despite the public facade. Read More »

NBA / Aug 27, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Doc Rivers Agrees To New Five-Year, $50 Million Contract With Clippers

Doc Rivers, Steve Ballmer

Apparently $21 million over three years wasn’t enough for Doc Rivers. Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer thought so, too. Rivers has agreed to a five-year contract worth in excess of $10 million annually to remain with the Clippers through the 2018-2019 season, reports say. Read More »