Clippers Rumors & News

  • Jamal Crawford Once Owed So Much Money Shooting Dice a Gambler Threatened to Kill Him

    Complex "Once upon a time, Jamal Crawford owed so much after playing craps that a gambler threatened to kill him, according to a profile for The Undefeated. And, of course, when you bring up the NBA back in the day, and gambling in the same sentence, you know who isn't too far behind, right? Michael..." August 23

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • Clippers star Chris Paul puts his Bel-Air home in play at $11.5 million

    Los Angeles Times "Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul is looking to make a change to his home lineup, listing his estate in Bel-Air for sale at $11.495 million. It was four years ago that the perennial All-Star bought the eight-bedroom, 11-bedroom mansion four years ago from singer-songwriter Avril..." August 21

  • Blake Griffin Baby #2 On the Way? Hits Hawaii with Preggo GF

    TMZ "Good news for Blake Griffin ... his girlfriend is pregnant ... again! The NBA star was spotted out in Hawaii this week with his longtime GF, Brynn Cameron. The two already have one son together who was born back in 2013. " August 20

  • DeAndre Jordan ties U.S. Olympic rebounds record

    The Score "DeAndre Jordan has etched his name into USA Basketball's history books. In his side's 82-76 semifinal victory over Spain on Friday, the big man recorded 16 rebounds, tying Tim Duncan (2004) and James Brewer (1972) for the Team USA single-game rebounds record." August 19

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Chris Paul Excited About Free Agent Additions

    NBA.com "Eleven years ago, Chris Paul heard his name called as the fourth pick at the 2005 NBA Draft. One pick later, the team closest to Paul’s hometown selected Raymond Felton, with the North Carolina guard remaining in the state and going to Charlotte. One round later, Brandon Bass became Paul’s..." August 19

  • DeAndre Jordan on Olympic golds: "I think they're above NBA rings"

    ABC News "Team USA center DeAndre Jordan of the LA Clippers has made the claim that an Olympic gold medal should be viewed by the American basketball community as a more substantive achievement than an NBA championship. "I think they're above NBA rings," Jordan told ESPN of the gold medal USA Basketball..." August 18

  • Paul Pierce planning return with Clippers for 19th NBA season, sources say

    L.A. Daily News "With every move, every signing, a question for the Clippers always loomed in the background — will Paul Pierce be back next season? The answers have never been certain, and even in mid-August, that’s still the case. But, a probability has emerged, at least for now. Pierce, an 18-season..." August 17

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • Why DeAndre Jordan is relishing his time with Team USA

    Yahoo! Sports "To most, he’s known as the impossible-lob-catching, alley-oop-dunking, free-throw-clanking, front-row shot-blocking big man with the Jimi Hendrix hairdo and the scraggly beard. To folks in Los Angeles, he’s the least-heralded but consistently dependable member of the Clippers’ big three. To folks..." August 16

  • Jason Terry Says Clippers Could "Easily" Win NBA Championship

    Complex "Jason Terry says Kevin Durant signing with the Golden State Warriors is the best thing to happen to the one team no one seems to be talking about: the Los Angeles Clippers. Terry even thinks the Clippers have a good shot at winning the championship. No, we aren't kidding. "The Clippers can..." August 12

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • Jason Terry: Durant to Warriors 'best thing' to happen to Clippers

    CSN Bay Area "The Warriors won 73 games last season, won the Western Conference by six games and then added Kevin Durant in the offseason. So winning the West for a third straight year should be all but locked up, right? Free agent point guard Jason Terry doesn't think so. "The Clippers can easily win..." August 10

  • NBA Chief Adam Silver Isn’t Expecting Another Lockout in 2017

    Bloomberg "I’m going to abuse my privilege here to lodge a complaint, which is that basketball is a great flow sport, but NBA games stop too much. If it were me, I’d try to take most of the timeouts away from coaches. I know you have to have them for commercials and for rest, but if they were just programmed..." August 06

  • Blake Griffin developing animated comedy 'Okies of Bel Air'

    The Score "Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin recently showed off his comedic side at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, and now he's set his sights on television. Griffin is producing an animated comedy called "Okies of Bel Air," of which Fox has ordered a pilot presentation, according to..." August 05

  • Thunder to acquire Blake Griffin to pair with Russell Westbrook?

    Sportsrageous "Oklahoma City Thunder fans can now breathe as Russell Westbrook signed a new three-year, $85 million deal. According to the latest NBA rumors, the Thunder will now build around Westbrook and their priority is to get Oklahoma-native, Blake Griffin. The Thunder had a bad start to the offseason..." August 05

  • Blake Griffin tells hilarious strip club story in new stand-up routine

    Sporting News "When Blake Griffin isn’t jamming on fools and punching equipment managers, the NBA All-Star is bringing the funny. We all know about his sense of humor from popular commercials, Comedy Central show cameos and YouTube spots, but his stand-up routines are actually wildly impressive for a guy we..." August 04

  • Report: Clippers, Alan Anderson agree to deal

    The Score "The Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to a deal with free agent swingman Alan Anderson, according to Dan Woike of the Orange County Register. Terms of the deal were not reported, but Anderson will likely earn the veteran's minimum with Los Angeles already well over the salary cap for next season." August 03

  • Player Development Coaches Bob Thate and Willie Green Leave the Clippers

    Clips Nation "According to a pair of reports by the Orange County Register's Dan Woike and the Vertical's Shams Charania, Clippers shooting coach Bob Thate and player development coach Willie Green have parted ways with the team. Thate will work with the Memphis Grizzlies next season, as the Clippers have..." August 02

  • NBA union boss ‘optimistic’ there won’t be a lockout next year

    Yahoo! Sports "This July, Kevin Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors. (Y’know, in case you missed it.) That was one of many, many transactions during a month in which NBA teams flush with cash thanks to a salary cap sent skyrocketing by the league’s $24 billion broadcast rights deal spent to such a..." August 02

  • Michael Jordan picks who should star in 'Space Jam 2,' and it's not LeBron

    CBS Sports "With LeBron James as the lead, Space Jam 2 is reportedly in the works. However, Michael Jordan, the star of the original movie, would rather have another NBA player be in the starring role -- Los Angeles Clippers All-Star Blake Griffin. Jordan was asked at a basketball camp who he personally..." August 02

  • Jalen Rose thinks NBA players should only get to play in the Olympics once

    USA Today "Jalen Rose stopped by the Summer of Jeep event in Chicago along with 25 students from the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. The school began in 2011, and has now graduated 170 students, all who were accepted into college, trade school or the military. He brought the group to Chicago to see Team USA..." August 01

  • Doc Rivers: Clippers have plan to let Paul Pierce retire as a Celtic

    Larry Brown Sports "Paul Pierce has yet to make an official decision on whether he will play one more season. If he does retire, the Los Angeles Clippers will let him join the Boston Celtics first. In an appearance on “The Vertical Podcast with Woj” this week, Clippers head coach and president of basketball..." July 28

  • Doc Rivers Hopes Blake Griffin Ends Career With Clippers

    Real GM Basketball "Doc Rivers was asked about trade rumors involving Blake Griffin and his future with the Los Angeles Clippers. "One, I'm glad you asked the question," said Rivers. "It's funny, you don't want to go out and send out a press release every time there's a rumor about Blake. We're hoping Blake ends..." July 28

  • Rivers: Clippers were in Durant's top 3, Griffin was key to pitch

    The Score "Los Angeles Clippers president and coach Doc Rivers says Kevin Durant's camp told him his team was among his top-three choices during free agency this month. The problem: the Clippers were not in Durant's top two. "The first question we asked is 'are we in the top three?' and they said..." July 28

  • Blake Griffin to produce "Rocketeer" reboot with black female lead

    The Oklahoman "According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Rocketeer will soon relaunch. Walt Disney Studios is developing a reboot to be titled "The Rocketeers." The project, in the early development stages, according to THR is being looked at as a sequel-reboot and will be headlined by a black female..." July 28

  • Rivers says Griffin isn't on block, blames bloggers for rumors

    The Score "Doc Rivers says people need to get any notion that Blake Griffin isn't long for the Los Angeles Clippers out of their heads. Trade rumors regarding the high-flying big man have circulated for months now, but Rivers points out there hasn't actually been any substance to them. "First off, no..." July 28

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • Report: Blake Griffin's punch victim no longer works for Clips

    CSN Bay Area "On Jan. 23, Blake Griffin sustained a fractured hand after punching Clippers equipment staffer Matias Testi in the face. Testi will not be back with the Clippers next season, according to a report from TMZ. Griffin and Testi got in an argument at a restaurant in Toronto. "It's something I..." July 27

  • Sources: Steve Ballmer exploring sites for new Clippers arena

    ESPN "Clippers owner Steve Ballmer has begun to explore potential sites for a new Clippers arena, multiple NBA sources said. The Clippers would neither confirm nor deny they are actively searching for a location, but one NBA source said that an area that piques the franchise's interest is Los..." July 27

  • Report: Lamar Odom’s family working to get him to go to rehab

    Larry Brown Sports "Lamar Odom walked out on his family’s attempt at an intervention last week, but that is not stopping those close to him from trying to convince the former NBA star to seek professional help. According to a report from Extra, Odom’s family is searching for “additional options to present to him”..." July 27

  • Report: Paul Pierce will return to Clippers next season

    SI "Former All-Star forward Paul Pierce will return to the Clippers next season, reports Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times. Pierce, who will turn 39 before the start of the regular season, is under contract with Los Angeles for two more years. He signed a three-year, $10 million deal before last..." July 27

  • No. 39 pick David Michineau not joining Clippers this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "Clippers president/coach Doc Rivers said he expected all three of his 2016 draft picks to join the team this season. The Clippers signed No. 25 pick Brice Johnson and No. 40 pick Diamond Stone. But No. 39 pick David Michineau will remain in France." July 25

  • Butler has advice for Jordan's free-throw troubles

    The Score "DeAndre Jordan is a career 42-percent foul shooter, and in Sunday's Team USA exhibition game against China, he missed the only free-throw attempt he got. It was a pretty ugly airball, too. After the game, Jordan's fellow Houston native Jimmy Butler had some sound advice for the big man." July 25

  • Coach K: As Good As I Thought Jordan Was, He’s Better

    NBA.com "DeAndre Jordan joked that head coach Mike Krzyzewski told him if he didn’t do anything in the first 30 seconds Sunday night, he was getting pulled. After getting the loudest pregame cheers and addressing the crowd at STAPLES Center, Jordan kept his home fans amped and made the most of those..." July 25

  • Why the Clippers shouldn't break up their big three

    Yardbarker "It’s always hard for the Los Angeles Clippers to evaluate themselves during the summer. Despite consistent success in the regular season, things go south at the snap of a finger when the playoffs roll around. Looking to go up 3-1 in the series, both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin were lost to injury..." July 23

  • Raptors Trading For Blake Griffin? Carroll, Patterson To Clippers

    Morning News USA "After missing out on the Pau Gasol sweepstakes in June, the Toronto Raptors are now reportedly setting their sights on another top-caliber power forward. Word around the league is that the Raptors are targeting Los Angeles Clippers big man Blake Griffin. Griffin has a player option in 2017. He..." July 21

  • The Los Angeles Clippers are all-in on 2017

    Clips Nation "Kevin Durant's decision to flee Oklahoma City to join the Golden State Warriors may have not have had a major effect on how certain teams approached the offseason, but it has cast a sort of pall over the rest of the league. Regardless of what moves other clubs make this summer the Warriors are..." July 20

  • Celtics more likely to land Okafor than Westbrook, Griffin

    The Score "The Boston Celtics have plenty of picks and good players, and they may be looking to part with some assets in order to obtain a great player. While they've been linked to stars like Russell Westbrook and Blake Griffin, it's believed the player who's most likely to land in Boston via a..." July 20

  • Report: Thunder want to pair Blake Griffin with Westbrook

    Larry Brown Sports "The Oklahoma City Thunder are doing everything they can to avoid slipping into rebuilding mode now that Kevin Durant has left. If they can convince Russell Westbrook to stay beyond the upcoming season, they will try to bring in another superstar to pair with him. The Thunder rescinded their..." July 20

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • Kristaps Porzingis, DeAndre Jordan, and More NBA Stars Admit to Sliding Into DMs

    Complex "Sliding into the DMs: everyone does it, even your favorite NBA players. While on the red carpet for this year's ESPYs, SLAM's Alexis Morgan asked a couple of the league's stars whether it really does go down in the DM and they were pretty honest. Following a brief exhale, DeAndre Jordan simply..." July 19

  • NBA executive: Blake Griffin leg issues remain serious concern for interested teams

    Larry Brown Sports "Blake Griffin has been the subject of trade rumors, but teams may be hesitant to take the plunge due to his recent leg injury. Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald spoke to an anonymous NBA executive who has fears about Griffin’s partially torn quad tendon injury and believes the problem could be..." July 18

  • Rival GM warns of injury concern for C's rumored trade target Griffin

    CSN New England "With trade rumors involving the Celtics heating up - a three-way deal with the Clippers and Kings that lands Blake Griffin in Boston is the latest - one Western Conference general manager told the Boston Herald that while Danny Ainge is itching to make a trade, Griffin's leg injury could..." July 17

  • Brandon Bass agrees to Clippers deal

    Yahoo! Sports "Despite a strong pursuit from the San Antonio Spurs, free agent Brandon Bass reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, league sources told The Vertical. Bass had been deciding between veteran-minimum offers from the Spurs and Clippers, but the recruitment..." July 17

  • Steve Ballmer on NBA in Seattle: not likely to happen ‘within the next year or two years’

    Seattle Times "Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer said Wednesday he doesn’t see Seattle landing an NBA franchise “within the next year or two years” to facilitate public funding for an arena. Speaking at the GeekWire Sports Tech Summit at Safeco Field, Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft, said there..." July 16