TAG: Los Angeles Clippers

Smack / Sep 23, 2014 / 8:15 pm

Grizzlies To Host Promotional Nights Poking Fun At Clippers, Thunder

Zach Randolph, Blake Griffin (Robert Hanashiro, USATODAY)

The Memphis Grizzlies have been a playoff fixture in the Western Conference since 2011, when they beat the San Antonio Spurs in a first-round upset and established themselves as a perennial threat. The Grit ‘N Grind crew’s emergence, unsurprisingly, has led to epic playoff battles every spring. The Grizzlies’ most common and contentious postseason foes of this era? Undoubtedly the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers. Memphis has squared-off with Oklahoma City in three of the past four springs, and met LA’s best team twice over that same timeframe. Read More »

Smack / Sep 23, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Blake Griffin Says He Knew Donald Sterling Was Racist From The Beginning

Blake Griffin

Even before audio of the reprehensible thoughts that ultimately forced Donald Sterling from the NBA surfaced, his racism was no secret. Sterling had harbored and acted on his sentiments about minorities for decades prior, a reality the league did its very best to dismiss until the proper time arose. But the internet – and even public record, in this case – makes any information difficult to conceal, leading Los Angeles Clippers superstar Blake Griffin to learn of Sterling’s abhorrent behavior and mindset years before the scandal that forced the owner of his team to sell. Read More »

NBA / Sep 22, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Blake Griffin Says LeBron “Was Osama bin Laden” To Cavs Fans Before Return

Blake Griffin, LeBron James

LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers has received near-consensus support. The only group showering James with more praise than fans for his decision are his playing peers in the NBA, a trend that continued recently when Los Angeles Clippers superstar Blake Griffin offered his take on The King’s free agency choice. Explaining why he’s so impressed by James going back home, Griffin notes Clevelanders’ extremely hateful reaction to LeBron’s initial departure from the Cavs in 2010. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 20, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Chris Paul Cried After Blowing Game 5 Against OKC, And He Won’t Forget

Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul

There are those atavistic few who believe an athlete’s tears are a sign of weakness. But for many they’re a sign of just how much that athlete cares about the game they hold so dear. That’s why when Chris Paul cried after the Los Angeles Clippers’ blew a late lead in a watershed Game 5 that would have given them a 3-2 advantage in their Western Conference Semifinal series against the Thunder, it engendered in us the empathy and respect of the latter reaction. Paul, for his part, is turning it into fuel for the upcoming 2014-15 season. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 17, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Teams’ Latest Twitter Contest Is #NBADramas

Damian Lillard

The increasingly active and humorous Twitter accounts of NBA teams are at it again. We’ve already shown you our favorite #NBASitcoms and #NBAMovies; now it’s time for some #NBADramas. Read More »

Video / Sep 17, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Here’s Blake Griffin Actually Performing Poetry Live On Stage

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. Jill Painter Lopez Twitter)

Blake Griffin’s comedic chops are well-known, and his reputation as basketball’s premier commercial actor was cemented earlier this week when he partnered with VIZIO for #SlamDunkPoetry. But those videos, obviously, were heavily edited and put together over shoots that were likely hours long. Standing in front of a live audience and actually reciting those poems in one take is a different animal – for most people. Unsurprisingly, though, Griffin’s delivery of “An Exploration of Self” and “Metamorphosis” at LA’s Laugh Factory last night equaled and perhaps outdid his rendition in the initial video. Read More »

NBA, We Reminisce / Sep 16, 2014 / 9:45 pm

Happy 80th Birthday To Elgin Baylor! Truly One Of The NBA’s Forgotten Greats

ElginBaylorSI

A lot of names get bandied around when it comes to the increasingly divisive (and almost always insufferable) Greatest of All Time debate. But one name in particular that is usually inexplicably omitted from this discussion is Los Angeles Lakers legend and Hall-of-Famer Elgin Baylor, who is considered by many one of the most criminally-under-appreciated players in NBA history, and by others – namely the eternal Bill Russell – quite simply the best player to ever set foot on a basketball court. Read More »

Video / Sep 15, 2014 / 5:30 pm

Blake Griffin Recites #SlamDunkPoetry In Three Hilarious, Emotional Videos

Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin (photo. VIZIO YouTube)

Blake Griffin is the world’s best hoops slammer. And on the stage under the lights, he does grammar with even more glamour.

With that out of the way, watch the Los Angeles Clippers superstar take on poetry in these hilarious videos courtesy of VIZIO. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Twitter / Sep 10, 2014 / 11:30 am

Chris Douglas-Roberts Will Wear Short Shorts With Clippers Next Season

Chris Douglas-Roberts

Chris Douglas-Roberts signed with the Los Angeles Clippers this offseason. Whether he’ll crack the regular rotation is up in the air, but if he does, CDR is set on making a fashion statement by going with short shorts this season. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Sep 3, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Ray Allen Says He’s “Not In Any Rush” To Make Playing Decision

Ray Allen

Early September is the time most NBA free agents are waiting for a call that may never come, but Ray Allen has flipped the script. After receiving interest from several of the league’s marquee teams, the future Hall-of-Famer says he is still uncertain whether or not he will play another season. Read More »