New York Times "Speaking last month to a few hundred M.B.A. students at the University of Southern California, Steven A. Ballmer, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, broke into verse. He recited a snippet of a song from the Broadway musical “Pippin”: “Rivers belong where they can ramble. Eagles belong where..." April 21
Orange County Register "In the third quarter, Blake Griffin tried to shake off a shot to the face while his lungs burned from the strain. He grabbed his shorts and didn’t move towards his team’s bench, as the rest of the Clippers gathered. Chris Paul walked toward his teammate, wrapped his arms around his shoulders..." April 20
CBSSports.com "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken on the topic of sports gambling -- back in November, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times where he argued that betting "should be brought out of the underground." On Monday, as a guest on the Boomer & Carton show, he was asked about talking to..." April 20
Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers are free to do what they want with the Staples Center now that they have begun their playoff run and the Los Angeles Lakers are no longer playing, and Steve Ballmer is taking full advantage. The Clippers hosted the San Antonio Spurs for Game 1 of their opening-round..." April 20
San Antonio Express-News "In a perfect Spurs first-round playoff world, there will be no need to employ intentional fouls against Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, one of the NBA’s worst foul shooters. The tactic, employed most notably against Jordan in the Spurs’ Feb. 19 game against the Clippers when they sent him to..." April 19
ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Clippers are exploring changing their logo, colors and uniforms and could introduce changes as early as this offseason, multiple sources told ESPN. Clippers owner Steve Ballmer has been looking to rebrand the team since purchasing the franchise for a record $2 billion in August..." April 19
Sports Business Daily "Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the..." April 17
Starting next season, NBA and NBPA agree to add HGH blood testing to anti-drug program.
ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Clippers clinched at least the third seed in the West on Tuesday, and if they keep that seed they would face a sixth-seeded team with a win-loss record near the top of the Western Conference, a prospect that does not sit well with Doc Rivers. Because division winners are..." April 16
Sportsnaut "Former Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Shelly Sterling, ex-wife of Donald Sterling, took her former husband’s “friend,” V. Stiviano to court in order to get back the money that her ex had given to his former lover over the years. It appears that Mr. Sterling had no right to be buying all these..." April 16
L.A. Daily News "Chris Paul’s 22 points, including six 3-pointers, led the Clippers to a 112-101 win over the injury-depleted Phoenix Suns in the Clippers’ final regular-season game before the NBA playoffs. The Clippers clinched the West’s No. 3 seed with the win. Blake Griffin hit his first six shots on his..." April 15
Larry Brown Sports "A judge has ordered V. Stiviano to pay $2.6 million to Shelly Sterling, the wife of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. The ruling stems from a lawsuit that was filed by Shelly roughly one month before Donald’s explosive racist rant was released to the public. The Associated..." April 15
Fox Sports West "To rest or not to rest. That's not the question for the Clippers with two games remaining in the regular season, the Western Conference playoff seedings will come down to the NBA's final games on Wednesday. The Clippers finish the regular season on Tuesday at Phoenix, but that means with..." April 14
L.A. Daily News "The Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night played host to the Denver Nuggets in their second-to-last regular-season game. But the bigger focus was on who the Clippers might play in the first round of the playoffs, which begin this weekend. The possibilities were any one of five teams — San..." April 14
NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James once again leads the National Basketball Association's list of most popular jerseys. This marks the sixth consecutive time James has claimed the No. 1 position on the list and his third such honor as a member of the Cavaliers. The rankings are based on overall..." April 14
Los Angeles Times "The NBA playoffs are upon us. For Blake Griffin, that means the beginning of his two-sport season. Basketball and Wrestlemania. The days of finesse in Dr. Naismith's game are as long gone as the peach baskets. The sport is about as noncontact as NASCAR. Hard drives to the basket are now..." April 14
Yahoo! Sports "Rod Thorn, on his second run as the NBA's president of basketball operations, plans to leave the league office and retire in August, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thorn is highly regarded around the league, a figure who commands respect among executives, coaches and players. Thorn, 73, returned..." April 13
Sports Business Daily "PepsiCo has signed a five-year NBA deal, making it one of the league’s largest sponsors and ending a 29-year relationship between Coke and the NBA. The deal includes Pepsi’s extensive portfolio of salty snacks, like Doritos and Ruffles, and packages rights to the WNBA, NBA D-League and USA..." April 13
Matt Barnes said his right toe swelled up like a balloon -- same toe injury he had last year in playoffs.
L.A. Daily News "Prior to the slate of games Saturday in the NBA commencing – including the Clippers against visiting Memphis - the five teams sitting in the Nos. 2 through 6 positions in the Western Conference standings were separated by no more than three games, four of them by no more than one game. Again,..." April 12
Basketball Insiders "The 10-day contract of guard Lester Hudson is over and he was not re-signed to a second one, though that happening is not out of the realm of possibility. Doc Rivers, coach and president of basketball operations, said he expects to fill the spot. The Clippers signed Hudson when Nate Robinson’s..." April 12
Complex "Allen Iverson's free-spending ways have been well-documented in his post-NBA days. A player who used to buy an entirely new set of clothes wherever he went (he apparently didn't like luggage), Iverson's spending habits caught up to him in 2012, when it was reported his expenses totaled over..." April 11
TMZ.com "Khloe Kardashian has been told to get off her ass in her divorce from Lamar Odom, or the case will be dismissed, and it looks like that's exactly what's about to happen. A document was just filed by the court in Khloe's divorce, saying she has not gotten off the dime and unless she files..." April 10
SI.com "The tide has turned in Los Angeles. Once considered the No. 1 destination for NBA free agents, the Lakers have struggled in recent years to find marquee players to pair with star Kobe Bryant. Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes, who played alongside Bryant for two seasons with the Lakers,..." April 10
Pro Basketball Talk "The Clippers and Warriors don’t like each other very much. That’s common knowledge — their games against each other are always highly physical and they met in the playoffs last season. Draymond Green has been the most outspoken proponent of the anti-Clipper sentiment on the Warriors, most notably..." April 09
USA Today "Kevin Durant may finally be getting his way. Sort of. Nearly three months after the Oklahoma City Thunder star voiced his opinion that NBA players should vote on the league's regular season awards instead of the media, first-year National Basketball Players Association executive director..." April 08
TMZ.com "The marriage may be over ... but NBA star Matt Barnes says he's finally made peace with his estranged wife Gloria Govan ... telling TMZ Sports, "I'm always gonna love my ex." We broke the story ... Matt and his reality star wife separated back in September due to "trust issues" and at first,..." April 08
I'm hearing Jamal Crawford has been cleared to play tonight. I reported last week this was his target return date.
Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Clippers guard Jamal Crawford is expected to return to action Tuesday night against the Lakers, according to ESPN’s Arash Markazi. Crawford, the team’s sixth man, has missed the last 17 games due to a calf injury. He is third on the Clippers in scoring, averaging 16.4 points per..." April 07
L.A. Daily News "The Los Angeles Lakers will not be in the playoffs this season, and it might be another season or two before they get back there. But their hallway-neighbor Clippers have already qualified for the postseason and they are playing well at the right time, having won nine of 10 prior to Sunday’s game..." April 06
Fox Sports West "The Clippers and roadtrips have been a decent combination this season. A record-setting one. With a 106-78 road win over the Lakers at Staples Center on Tuesday, the Clippers set a franchise record with 25 road wins. The Clippers have won 52 games, so just about half of those victories have..." April 06
Los Angeles Times "The words rattled through the city like one of his fan-pleasing dunks. Only this time, it appeared Blake Griffin was dunking on those fans. After the Clippers' demoralizing loss to Golden State in front of a Warriors-centric crowd at Staples Center on Tuesday, Jill Painter of Fox Sports West..." April 04
The 2014-15 Kennedy Citizenship Award finalists are: Tobias Harris, Greg Monroe, Joakim Noah, Chris Paul & Zach Randolph.
Jamal Crawford is back at Clippers practice. pic.twitter.com/caI3tcxkUp
CSN Northwest "Near the end of the third quarter of Wednesday night’s contest between the Blazers and the Clippers, Chris Kaman received a flagrant foul for shoving Chris Paul to the floor, after which a brief altercation ensued. As the league weighs its options in terms of additional punishment for Kaman in..." April 03
Los Angeles Times "Doc Rivers was tired and grouchy before the Clippers took the court at the Moda Center, joking that he would be ejected for complaining before the end of the first quarter. Of course, that would have entailed missing all the fun that followed. Chris Paul was shoved to the court Wednesday..." April 02
CSN Bay Area "The Warriors tipped off against the Clippers on Tuesday night knowing the outcome was inconsequential to their primary pursuit. And there were times when it showed. And, still, the Warriors had enough to put away their rivals. Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry, and Andre Iguodala combined for..." April 01
ESPN Los Angeles "Jamal Crawford went through a full workout on Tuesday before the Los Angeles Clippers played the Golden State Warriors and is nearing a return to the court. Crawford will travel with the team this week during their two-game road trip to Portland and Denver but is not expected to play, sources..." April 01
ESPN Los Angeles "The Clippers currently are seeded fifth in the Western Conference and are fighting for home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs, but Blake Griffin doesn't believe home court will be much of an advantage if Tuesday night's 110-106 loss to the Golden State Warriors is any..." April 01
ESPN Los Angeles "Just because Doc Rivers and Steve Kerr are two of the newest arrivals in the Clippers-Warriors rivalry it doesn't mean they can't sling barbs as well as the more established veterans. The latest bit of verbal jousting came before the Clippers hosted the Warriors at Staples Center on Tuesday..." April 01
The NBA has fined Clippers forward Glen Davis $15,000 for "kicking (a) seat cushion into (the) stands" during Sunday's game at Boston.
Yahoo! Sports "It's been a pretty exciting regular season, and it looks like it ought to be a similarly thrilling postseason push to June's NBA Finals. But amid all the bright, shining Stephen Curry bombs, James Harden stepbacks and Anthony Davis detonations, it's become difficult to ignore the stormclouds..." March 31
TSN.ca "Shaquille O'Neal took part in the Justin Bieber roast that aired on the Comedy Network Monday night and the former Los Angeles Laker didn't miss an opportunity to take a shot at his former team and the Los Angeles Clippers. Clippers guard Chris Paul was in the crowd for the event and Shaq..." March 31
L.A. Daily News "The Clippers have responded quite nicely to a pair of disappointing losses to Western Conference contenders. J.J. Redick scored 27 points, Chris Paul had 21 points and 10 assists, and the Clippers beat the Boston Celtics 119-106 on Sunday for their seventh consecutive win. On March 13, the..." March 30
MassLive.com "The Duke Blue Devils punched their ticket to the Final Four just after 7 p.m. Sunday, about the same time J.J. Redick delivered the fourth of five crushing 3-pointers against the Boston Celtics. Redick poured in 27 points on Boston, a number he'd frequently post during his days at Duke...." March 30
Free agent guard Nate Robinson, who LAC declined to sign to rest of season, is expected to be cleared to play from knee injury by weeks end.
If you want to pencil in a possible return date for Jamal Crawford if he continues to progress, April 7 against the Lakers looks realistic.
Clippers to sign G Lester Hudson to a 10-day contract today, per source
Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s current salary cap is $63.065 million. Larry Coon projects $67.4 million for next season. When I projected future caps under the new national TV contracts, using admittedly conservative numbers, I got $87 million for 2016-17 and $94 million for 2017-18. Either the league..." March 28
Clips Nation "The Clippers have yet to re-sign Nate Robinson, whose second 10 day contract expired on Thursday. The guard is currently injured, but the Clippers will probably re-sign him later for a lack of better options. The Los Angeles Clippers have a multi-dimensional problem concerning a one-dimensional..." March 28