Clippers Rumors & News

  • Doc delivers heartfelt speech to Clippers following elimination

    The Score "Moments after the injury-ravaged Los Angeles Clippers were eliminated from the playoffs by the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 6 on Friday, head coach Doc Rivers imparted some words of wisdom, collected over his more than three decades in the league, to his players. "I told them I was a player..." April 30

  • Austin Rivers receives 11 stitches after elbow to face

    The Score "Players on the Los Angeles Clippers are dropping like flies at the worst possible time. Already without the services of stars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, the Clippers lost Austin Rivers - the guard who had replaced CP3 in the starting lineup - just minutes into the opening quarter of Game 6..." April 30

  • Trail Blazers move on after grinding out win over Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- Terry Stotts admitted afterward it was a "grind-it-out game." Is the final score in a sometimes-ugly game the only thing that matters? "I think 106-103 is beautiful," Stotts said Friday night after his Portland Trail Blazers had beaten the Los Angeles Clippers by that count..." April 30

  • Clippers' Pierce '50-50' about returning next season

    The Score "Hours after the Los Angeles Clippers were eliminated from the playoffs, Paul Pierce has mixed feelings on whether he'll return for a 19th season. The 38-year-old told reporters Saturday that he's "50-50" on coming back next year, but said he wants to avoid making an emotional..." April 30

  • Blazers pull away from ailing Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The short-handed Los Angeles Clippers simply ran out of gas. The toll of losing Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, the emotions it extracted and a fourth-quarter scoring binge by Damian Lillard were too much for the Clippers to handle Wednesday. CJ McCollum had 27 points, and..." April 28

  • DeAndre Jordan: Undercover Nightclub Party ... After Clippers Loss

    TMZ "How do you get your mind off a crushing Game 5 playoff loss?? If you're DeAndre Jordan ... YOU TURN UP!!! Hours after the Trailblazers downed the Clippers at Staples Center ... Jordan hit up Warwick nightclub in Hollywood with a few lady friends. " April 28

  • Doc and Austin Rivers Have a Sad, Distant Father-Son Relationship

    Complex "The Los Angeles Clippers are struggling on many fronts. Blake Griffin and Chris Paul are out for the rest of the playoffs. LA trails the Portland Trailblazers 3-2 when at one point it looked like the Clippers, who led this series 2-0, could give the depleted Warriors a run for their money in..." April 28

  • Report: Blake Griffin played knowing he could reinjure quad

    Larry Brown Sports "Blake Griffin was reportedly taking a significant risk in returning to the Los Angeles Clippers this season, and he knew it, too. According to Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding, Griffin was aware that it was a “strong possibility” that he would re-tear his left quadriceps tendon if he tried to..." April 28

  • Doc Rivers stays strong in eye of Clippers' storm

    ESPN "Doc Rivers has been the Los Angeles Clippers' calming force during troubling times like this. The Clippers have made the playoffs the past five seasons but in each of the past three seasons under Rivers, they’ve been leveled with a gut punch during the postseason that took their breath away and..." April 28

  • Draymond Green Put The Injuries To Chris Paul And Steph Curry In The Proper Perspective

    Dime Magazine "Draymond Green does a lot of things on a basketball court, and he’ll be asked to do even more with Steph Curry sidelined. Off the court, however, he only does one thing: He keeps it real. He kept it real when a reporter asked him an inappropriate question about Houston floods, for example, and it..." April 27

  • Crawford: People are going to write Clippers off after Paul injury

    The Score "The Los Angeles Clippers were dealt a significant blow to their title aspirations Monday when All-Star point guard Chris Paul suffered a fractured right hand during their Game 4 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. Paul is likely out for the remainder of the playoffs after accidentally catching..." April 26

  • Clippers' Paul breaks hand as Blazers even series

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Los Angeles Clippers didn't just lose Game 4 of their first-round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night at the Moda Center. They lost their point guard, leader and best player, too. Chris Paul left the game in the third quarter of the Trail..." April 26

  • Blake Griffin to miss rest of postseason

    ESPN "Blake Griffin will miss the remainder of the postseason and Chris Paul will be out indefinitely after having hand surgery, the Los Angeles Clippers announced Tuesday. Griffin aggravated a left quad injury in Game 4 against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night." April 26

  • Craig Sager Helped Talk Dennis Rodman Out of Committing Suicide in 1993

    Complex "Dennis Rodman thought long and hard about taking his own life back in 1993, and in the past, he hasn’t shied away from talking about it. He wrote about his suicidal thoughts in his 1996 book, Bad As I Wanna Be, and during an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2011, he spoke openly..." April 26

  • Clippers' Blake Griffin leaves game with quad soreness, '50-50' for Game 5

    CBS Sports "Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin left Monday's 98-84 Game 4 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers in the fourth quarter because of left quad soreness. Initially, Griffin went to the locker room and the team listed him as questionable to return. When Griffin checked back in, he was hobbling..." April 26

  • Chris Paul out after suffering a fractured hand

    SB Nation "Chris Paul left the court in the middle of the third quarter in Game 4 of the first round playoff series between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night with a third metacarpal fracture on his right hand, according to Dan Woike of the OC Register. He did not..." April 26

  • Donald Sterling appeals dismissal of $600M antitrust suit vs. NBA

    L.A. Daily News "Former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling Thursday filed notice that he will appeal the dismissal of his antitrust lawsuit against the NBA with the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Sterling sued the NBA for more than $1 billion in damages immediately after his wife Shelly agreed in May..." April 22

  • Clippers crush Blazers for 2-0 edge

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Missed shots, an ineffective offense and the solid play of the Los Angeles Clippers' bench resulted in the demise of the Portland Trail Blazers in a Game 2 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night. Chris Paul scored 25 points, and the Clippers rolled to a 102-81..." April 21

  • NBA Players Admit to Checking Their Cell Phones at Halftime

    Complex "It’s been more than seven years now since Charlie Villanueva made headlines—and pissed off then-Bucks head coach Scott Skiles—by sending out this tweet at halftime of a Milwaukee game And while most NBA players have refrained from tweeting during games since then, they apparently haven’t..." April 21

  • Lamar Odom: Real Offer to Join Basketball Team ... From Ex-NBA Star

    TMZ "Lamar Odom has been invited to play on a prestigious L.A. basketball team to compete against current and former NBA stars ... and it's a huge step in getting back to the NBA. The person behind the offer is Baron Davis -- who tells TMZ Sports he heard about Odom's public declaration to get back..." April 21

  • Jamal Crawford voted 6th man for third time

    USA Today "Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard Jamal Crawford has been voted as the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the award had not yet been announced. Crawford, the 36-year-old who..." April 19

  • Griffin re-emerges as Clippers top Blazers in Game 1

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- No one really knew what to expect from Blake Griffin in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals Sunday night. Griffin, though, was better than either the Los Angeles Clippers or the Portland Trail Blazers imagined. Chris Paul scored 28 points, dished out 11..." April 18

  • Clippers' Jamal Crawford wins first Elton Brand Media Recognition Award

    Los Angeles Times "Jamal Crawford remained in character Sunday when a reporter congratulated him for being the first winner of the Elton Brand Media Recognition Award, given by the local chapter of the Professional Basketball Writers Assn. to the Clippers player most accommodating with reporters. "That's on you..." April 18

  • Lance Stephenson is Grizzlies’ X factor

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Their odds of beating the San Antonio Spurs during the first round of the NBA playoffs are a number that is seemingly infinity-to-1. The unrecognizable and injury-riddled Grizzlies, however, aren't succumbing to persistent pessimism. Just as presidential candidates analyze paths to victory, the..." April 17

  • Out of Lakers' shadow, Clippers hoping to seize L.A.'s playoff attention

    USA Today "For a quarter century, the Los Angeles Clippers struggled to get out of the shadow of Showtime. After arriving from San Diego in 1984, the team was constantly lost in the glare of purple and gold. That started to turn around in 2011-12. While the Los Angeles Lakers were in a downward spiral..." April 16

  • Lamar Vows NBA Comeback, Not Accepting Khloe Divorce

    ET Online "Lamar Odom has finally addressed the rumors that he has started partying again and that his marriage to Khloe Kardashian is officially over. ET caught up with the former L.A. Laker at the Staples Center on Wednesday night, where he attended Kobe Bryant’s record-breaking final game. “I’ve never..." April 15

  • Suns roll past Clippers' second team

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- For the Phoenix Suns, the goal was finishing the season strong. For the Los Angeles Clippers, it was about being strong for the finish. Mirza Teletovic led seven players in double figures with 22 points as the Suns closed out a disappointing season with a 114-105 win over the..." April 14

  • Clippers cruise past slumping Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers tuned up for the postseason with a rout of the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night. Austin Rivers scored 14 points to lead six Los Angeles players in double figures, and the Clippers pounded the Grizzlies 110-84 at Staples Center. Defense is what..." April 13

  • It's official: Nets and Clippers to swap second round picks

    Nets Daily "With the 76ers loss to the Raptors, Toronto will finish with the NBA's fifth best record, pushing the Clippers into the sixth spot ... and officially settling the swap between L.A. and Brooklyn. The Nets will pick at No. 55 in the second round, the Clippers at No. 33. The Nets agreed to swap..." April 13

  • Sources: NBA owners expected to pass rule allowing ads on jerseys

    ESPN "NBA owners are scheduled to vote this week on putting ads on jerseys for the 2017-18 season, multiple sources told ESPN. The measure is expected to pass, according to sources. Several teams have begun testing the market to sell the potentially lucrative ads, which would be placed in a..." April 12

  • Clippers end Mavs' six-game winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Blake Griffin was clearly frustrated with his first-half performance Sunday against the Dallas Mavericks. "At halftime, I can't tell you how many guys came up and said, 'Keep shooting, keep shooting.' It's great to have that type of encouragement, but at the same time when,..." April 10

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    Rowan Kavner @RowanKavner

    Austin and Wes will play today. Pierce will sit out.

  • Khloe Kardashian 'I Can't Fix Lamar ... So I'm Done'

    TMZ "Khloe Kardashian sounds like she has undergone two years of therapy ... she is throwing in the towel in her relationship with Lamar Odom, realizing she can not save someone who does not want to be helped. Khloe just posted an emotional, thoughtful manifesto on her failed efforts to help a..." April 10

  • 23d
    Rowan Kavner @RowanKavner

    Jeff Green will play. Austin Rivers (ankle) is out. That leaves nine guys tonight.

  • Clippers defeat Lakers for 11th straight time

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- They share an arena, but the distance and direction of the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers couldn't be any further apart. The Clippers are heading to the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season, while this season's Lakers reserved a low light in the basement of..." April 07

  • 25d
    Ben Bolch @latbbolch

    Branden Dawson told The Times he was confident this would be the outcome and said he would talk about the incident after case was dropped.

  • Paul, Clippers cruise past Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Chris Paul expressed sadness watching five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant's career wind down in losing fashion with the Los Angeles Lakers. Doc Rivers? Not so much. "Oh, no sadness my way," the coach said before his Los Angeles Clippers pounded the Lakers 103-81 on..." April 06

  • Clippers' Branden Dawson -- No Charges In Dom. Violence Case ... 'Insufficient Evidence'

    TMZ "L.A. Clippers player Branden Dawson will NOT be prosecuted for domestic violence ... with the city attorney's office citing insufficient evidence. TMZ Sports broke the story ... Dawson was arrested last month for allegedly roughing up his girlfriend at his L.A. home. " April 06

  • LA Clippers’ Doc Rivers won’t miss Kobe Bryant one bit

    L.A. Daily News "L.A. Clippers coach Doc Rivers was only half-kidding when asked about Kobe Bryant’s impending retirement at the end of this season. “I’m really happy about it,” said Rivers, whose team will play a back-to-back against the Lakers (16-60) on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at Staples..." April 05

  • Chris Paul withdrew from Team USA. What does that mean for John Wall?

    Washington Post "John Wall has not been shy to voice his thoughts about his place among Team USA’s hierarchy. He was initially left off the preliminary 28-man roster for the 2014 World Cup of Basketball before he was added four days before camp started in Las Vegas. Then he was among the first cuts. And after..." April 05

  • 27d
    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    Shaquille O'Neal, Jerry Reinsdorf Sheryl Swoopes and Yao Ming join Iverson, Izzo in 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class.

  • Clippers defeat Wizards in Griffin's return

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Blake Griffin performed like a player who missed 45 games. However, his teammates, who have grown accustomed to his absence, picked up the slack as the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Washington Wizards again. Chris Paul scored 27 points and handed out 12 assists to spark the..." April 03

  • Khloe Kardashian reportedly ‘sick’ over Lamar Odom’s drinking

    TMZ "Lamar Odom hitting the bottle again is taking such a toll on Khloe Kardashian, she pulled the plug on taping "Kocktails with Khloe" this week ... TMZ has learned. We're told Khloe told production she was too sick to shoot Thursday, but it's not because of the flu. Sources close to production..." April 03

  • 29d
    Robert Morales @RMoralesPT

    Paul pierce(ankle) doubtful for Sunday #Clippers

  • 29d
    Ben Bolch @latbbolch

    Asked if quad was something that would need to be addressed this summer (with implication being surgery), Blake Griffin said "probably."

  • Blake Griffin to return Sunday, still dealing with torn quad

    The Score "After nearly three months on the sideline, Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin is finally on the cusp of returning. Clippers head coach Doc Rivers told reporters on Saturday that Griffin would most likely start in Sunday's showdown with the Washington Wizards. However, despite..." April 02

  • Thunder barely edge short-handed Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- During an eight-game winning streak, the Oklahoma City Thunder played some their best basketball of the season. Then the Thunder coaching staff decided to rest Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka in a loss to the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday. Even though both Durant and Ibaka..." April 01

  • Blake Griffin's Giant Dong Makes TV Debut

    Sports Grid "Blake Griffin hasn’t played in a game since Christmas, after injuring his quad playing basketball and injuring his hand punching a friend outside a Benihana (I assume). Classic, right? Here’s an even more cliche story: the 6’10” power forward has a ginormous weiner. For reals, that was the B..." March 31

  • Clippers shut down Wolves for 4th win in row

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Clamping down on defense, the Los Angeles Clippers rolled to an easy win Wednesday. Point guard Chris Paul compiled 20 points, 16 assists and eight rebounds in the Clippers' 99-79 rout of the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. The Clippers earned their fourth..." March 30

  • 32d
    Rowan Kavner @RowanKavner

    Paul Pierce did not travel on this two-game trip. Stayed back to try to heal up

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