Clippers Rumors & News

  • Steve Ballmer makes high-decibel entrance as Clippers' new owner

    Los Angeles Times "Steve Ballmer's voice tends to rise without warning, often mid-thought, like a verbal volcano. "The first regular-season game, I'm excited for that," the new Clippers owner said Monday morning, referring to the Oct. 30 opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the team that left Ballmer's..." August 19

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    Ben Bolch @latbbolch

    Steve Ballmer reiterated in a morning meeting with The Times that Clippers aren't moving and that they are staying the Clippers.

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    The Clippers the latest team showing interest in free agent forward Shawn Marion, a source said. Cavs, Pacers, Heat also still interested.

  • Clippers -- State Farm Is Back On Board ... Now That Donald Sterling's Gone

    TMZ.com "Steve Ballmer's purchase of the L.A. Clippers is already paying off -- huge sponsor State Farm is jumping back into bed with the team now that the old Sterling regime is dead ... TMZ Sports has learned. A rep for the insurance giant tells us it reinstated its deal with the Clippers almost..." August 14

  • Donald Sterling appears to concede on Clippers sale after court action

    Los Angeles Times "Donald Sterling has apparently given up his attempt to stop the $2-billion sale of the Clippers to Steve Ballmer on Wednesday after an appeals court rejected his latest petition. The ruling ends a nearly four-month drama around the Clippers after Sterling's recorded comments about blacks became..." August 14

  • D. Sterling's appeal of Clippers sale denied

    ESPN Los Angeles "Donald Sterling lost what would appear to be his final move to block the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers. Sterling's appeal of Tuesday's decision that closed the sale of the Clippers was denied Wednesday. The appeal, a writ of supersedeas and request for an immediate stay, was Sterling's..." August 14

  • NBA releases 2014-2015 schedule: Spurs host Mavs in season opener

    CBSSports.com "The NBA announced its 2014-2015 schedule Wednesday, and for the first time in seven years, LeBron James will not feature on its opening night. The season opens Tuesday, October 28th with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs raising their fifth banner before taking on the Dallas Mavericks...." August 13

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    Ken Berger @KBergCBS

    League source confirms @BA_Turner report that NBA has countersued Donald Sterling in federal court.

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    devin kharpertian @uuords

    NBA announces Clippers sale is complete. Donald Sterling is officially no longer affiliated with the league.

  • Shelly Sterling keeping a role with the Clippers is a problem

    SB Nation "The ex-wife of deposed Clippers owner Donald Sterling managed to maintain a healthy ceremonial role with the team under Steve Ballmer despite her own history of racist behavior. This shouldn't be happening. In exchange for her cooperation for moving the Clippers' sale along, Shelly Sterling,..." August 12

  • Sources: Doc Rivers expected to start contract talks with new Clippers owner Steve Ballmer

    Yahoo! Sports "In the wake of owner Steve Ballmer gaining governorship control of the Los Angeles Clippers, discussions on a contract extension for Doc Rivers are expected to commence soon, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Ballmer and Rivers had been eager to forge a long-term partnership, and a California..." August 12

  • Sale of Clippers to Steve Ballmer closes; Donald Sterling out

    CBSSports.com "Donald Sterling is officially out as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, ending a nearly four-month effort to oust him after racially insensitive comments were made public. The sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion closed Tuesday, the NBA announced in a news..." August 12

  • Sterling asks court to block Clippers sale

    ESPN Los Angeles "Deposed Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling asked an appellate court on Friday to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Lawyers for Sterling asked the Second District Court of Appeals to stay a probate judge's ruling that cleared the way for the..." August 09

  • Blake Griffin says back is fine, and he aims to keep it that way

    Los Angeles Times "Blake Griffin glided across the basketball court at Mira Costa High on Tuesday, his 6-foot-10 frame moving effortlessly as he went through a series of shooting drills with former Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic at Manhattan Beach. After Griffin's second extended morning workout, the Clippers forward..." August 06

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    Jorge Sedano @SedanoESPN

    Clippers to work out back up Centers this week. Names that will come thru: Andray Blatche, Greg Oden, Andrew Bynum & Emeka Okafor

  • Steve Ballmer on buying the Clippers: ‘This was probably the best path for me to take’

    Seattle Times "Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says he hopes Seattle lands an NBA franchise but figures it’s still a few years away. Ballmer spoke to reporters Monday before teeing off in a “Snoqualmie Showdown” charity round of celebrity golf with Fred Couples, Rick Neuheisel and Sports Radio KJR morning..." August 05

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    Jorge Sedano @SedanoESPN

    Clippers to work out back up Centers this week. Names that will come thru: Andray Blatche, Greg Oden, Andrew Bynum & Emeka Okafor

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    J. Michael @JMichaelCSN

    Sam Cassell has been allowed out of contract to join coach Doc Rivers staff w/ #Clippers, @CSNwashington has confirmed #WizardsTalk #NBA

  • NBA expected to quickly approve Clippers sale to Ballmer

    USA Today "The NBA's Board of Governors is expected to approve the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer quickly after the transaction from Shelly Sterling to Ballmer is complete, a person familiar with details of the sale told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested..." July 30

  • Blake Griffin has fracture in back

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin withdrew last week from Team USA training camp for the FIBA World Cup because he was advised by doctors to give a small fracture in his back more time to heal before the start of the next NBA season, sources with knowledge of the situation told..." July 29

  • Judge rules in favor of Shelly Sterling on all counts

    CBSSports.com "Things went Shelly Sterling's way in probate court on Monday, clearing the way for the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer. Judge Michael Levanas announced a tentative decision in favor of Shelly on all counts. First was that she did act in accordance with the Sterling Family..." July 29

  • Matt Barnes -- Cops Capture Aunt's Alleged Killer ... Thanks to Citizen's Tip

    TMZ.com "The man suspected of murdering Matt Barnes' aunt has been CAPTURED by police in Sacramento ... and officials say it's all thanks to a concerned citizen who tipped off the cops. As we previously reported, the L.A. Clippers star went to social media and begged his fans to be on the lookout for..." July 29

  • Chris Paul: Boycott a real possibility

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul told ESPN.com that it's "unacceptable" if Donald Sterling is still the owner of the team when the season begins. Paul also said he has spoken to coach Doc Rivers about the possibility of sitting out if Sterling remains in control when the seasons..." July 26

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    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    Griffin in a statement: "I want to focus and dedicate 100% of my energy on improving and preparing frmo the upcoming season w/the Clippers

  • Shelly Sterling seeks appeal-proof ruling

    ESPN Los Angeles "The attorneys for Shelly Sterling said Wednesday they will ask a judge to issue a ruling allowing the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to proceed despite pending lawsuits brought by Donald Sterling in both federal and civil court contesting his..." July 24

  • NBA Union Spent $5.4 Million on Audit of Boss Hunter

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23

  • Matt Barnes uses social media for help finding aunt's killer

    ABC7 "Los Angeles Clippers player Matt Barnes is using social media to ask fans for help finding his aunt's killer. Barnes posted a picture of the murder suspect, identified as Michael Williams, on his Instagram and Twitter accounts on Tuesday and wrote "This dude stabbed my auntie in the neck last..." July 23

  • Bid book shows Ballmer overpaying

    ESPN Los Angeles "Drafts of the Los Angeles Clippers' sale bid book show exactly how much Steve Ballmer is willing to overpay for the team. The bid book was entered as an exhibit by Shelly Sterling's lawyers in a trial in California probate court to determine whether she should have the right to sell the team..." July 23

  • Sterling sues NBA, wife, others for damages

    ESPN Los Angeles "Donald Sterling filed a suit in Superior Court on Tuesday afternoon seeking damages from the NBA, commissioner Adam Silver and his wife Shelly Sterling, alleging they defrauded him and violated corporate law in attempting to sell the franchise to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Sterling..." July 23

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    Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

    Parsons says that Doc Rivers has told him, 'If Mr. Sterling continues to own the team, he doesn’t think he wants to continue as coach"

  • Sources: NBA warned touring stars of participating in events in Manila

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22

  • Donald Sterling, Steve Ballmer meet

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling met with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on Monday afternoon in Los Angeles to discuss the pending $2 billion sale of the franchise, sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN. While no settlement was reached, sources said the two men had a..." July 21

  • Clippers trying to trade for Sam Cassell, pry him out of Washington

    Pro Basketball Talk "Sam Cassell just got done coaching Glen Rice Jr., Otto Porter and the rest of the Wizards’ Summer League team. Before that he helped recruit Paul Pierce to Washington as a free agent. Now Cassell could be the one lured away. Doc Rivers is still trying to fill out his Clippers staff after..." July 21

  • Recollected Delonte West gets shot from Doc Rivers

    Boston Herald "Delonte West injured his right thumb in a very typical way during his rookie season with the Celtics in 2004-05. He sprained the thumb during an in-practice fight for a loose ball, and was later spotted by then-coach Doc Rivers actually talking to his hand. “He said it listens to him — it’s..." July 20

  • Shelly, Donald Sterling on witness list when trial resumes Monday

    L.A. Daily News "Shelly Sterling could be called back to the stand next week. There’s a chance her husband, Donald, could as well. The testimony of the two Sterlings seized headlines last week as their probate trial to determine control of the Los Angeles Clippers started July 7 and ran through its first four..." July 20

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Clippers working on arrangement w/ Wizards to hire Sam Cassell for Doc Rivers' coaching staff, but no deal in place yet, sources tell Yahoo.

  • Clippers guard Reggie Bullock mourns death of transgender sibling

    Fox Sports West "Clippers guard Reggie Bullock spoke from his heart on Twitter after learning of the death of his transgender sibling, which Baltimore police are ruling as a homicide. The body of Mia Henderson -- a 26-year-old transgender woman whose birth name was Kevin Long -- was found in an alley in West..." July 17

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Glen "Big Baby" Davis is staying with the Clippers on a one-year deal according to the LA Times' @BA_Turner

  • Adam Silver considering NBA midseason tournament

    SB Nation "The NBA Commissioner met with reporters on Tuesday in Las Vegas to discuss potential changes to the association. Adam Silver had some bold new ideas for the crowd of reporters waiting for him on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, including one that has several scratching their heads -- a..." July 16

  • Silver: Sterling ownership transfer may not be resolved by start of season

    CBSSports.com "Adam Silver admitted Wednesday following the NBA's Board of Governors meeting that transfer of ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers from Donald Sterling may not be complete by the start of the regular season in late October due to the courts process, but made it clear one way or another Sterling..." July 16

  • Silver: I can't guarantee Clippers will have new owner next season

    SI.com "NBA commissioner Adam Silver told the league's Board of Governors Tuesday he cannot say with certainty whether the Los Angeles Clippers will have a new owner next season due to the unknown duration of the Donald Sterling trial. According to the Los Angeles Times, Silver said while the trial was in..." July 16

  • Doc tried to bring Pierce to LA

    New York Post "Doc Rivers tried his best to bring Paul Pierce home to Los Angeles. The Clippers coach, who coached Pierce in Boston, said Monday night he and Pierce got “very far” down the road this summer trying to have Pierce play for him once again. But the Clippers simply didn’t have a suitable package to..." July 15

  • NBA seeks a $15 Billion TV rights deal

    The Wall Street Journal "Could there be a better time for the NBA to be looking to negotiate a TV deal? The league just enjoyed a fantastic playoff season, capped off be a marquee Finals matchup. Then its biggest sports star, LeBron James, captivated millions across the globe with his intriguing free agency run that led..." July 15

  • Baron Davis Ready For NBA Return, Interested In Joining Clippers Or Warriors

    Real GM Basketball "Baron Davis has been training and hopes to make a return to the NBA this season. Davis said the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors would be the best fits and that he could play 15 to 20 minutes per game." July 15

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    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    FA guard Anthony Morrow still considering the Clippers, Heat, Wizards, Raptors and Suns, per source. All willing to use some portion of MLE.

  • Clippers, Cavaliers Among Teams Interested In Anthony Tolliver

    Real GM Basketball "Free agent Anthony Tolliver has been in substantial conversations with six NBA teams – including the Los Angeles Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers – as a stretch-forward addition, league sources told RealGM. Tolliver has also received interest from the Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, San..." July 10

  • NBA announces salary cap of $63.065 million

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The NBA announced that the salary cap for the 2014-15 season will be an all-time high of $63.065 million, an increase by 7.5 percent. The tax level for the season will be $76.829 million, an increase of 7.1 percent. The minimum team salary, which is set at 90 percent of the cap, is $56.759..." July 10

  • Donald Sterling calls Shelly 'pig,' says he'd never sell Clippers

    CBSSports.com "Banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling testified again on Wednesday and, just like on Tuesday, he was combative. Sterling said the NBA was worse than any other corporation in America, called himself sports' most punished man, essentially accused ex-NBA commissioner of stealing money and..." July 09

  • Mike Woodson Hired By Clippers As Assistant Coach

    Real GM Basketball "Mike Woodson has reached agreement to become an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Clippers. Woodson was not retained this offseason by the New York Knicks. Woodson previously joined the Atlanta Hawks and Knicks as an assistant coach before being promoted to head coach. Woodson has also..." July 09

  • Combative, lawyerly Donald Sterling takes to stand in his own defense

    Pro Basketball Talk "When you’re watching a courtroom drama, such as Law and Order, one of the favorite courtroom tricks is to just let the guy on the stand talk and talk — give him the rope and let him hang himself. That seemed to be the plan with Donald Sterling as he took the stand in a hearing to determine if..." July 09

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