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Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers says he trusts player Blake Griffin, and a police investigation of a man's complaint that Griffin attacked him during an argument over a photo at a Las Vegas Strip nightclub shouldn't distract the team.Upvote Share Tweet
This Matt Barnes inbounds pass didn't go so well (GIF)yahoo.com 6 hours agoLos Angeles Clippers wing Matt Barnes has had a really, really bad preseason. As noted by Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times, Barnes is just 3-of-31 (9.7 percent) from the field and 1-of-18 (5.6 percent) from beyond the arc through five preseason appear…Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com 9 hours agoHouston Rockets All-NBA First Team honoree James Harden believes that he’s “the best all-around basketball player in the NBA.” Meanwhile, the agent of Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson recently opined that his client is “the best two-way …Upvote Share Tweet
BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Los Angeles Clippersyahoo.com 11 hours agoSo, now it’s on the players. Currently, Clipper fans don’t have to hate themselves, as they probably did at times, for paying to see a team owned by Donald Sterling. NBA fans, as we often did, don’t have to hate ourselves anymore while enjoying those la…Upvote Share Tweet
GIF: Kobe Bryant Hits Pair Of Clutch Fadeaways In Final Minute Versus Sunsdimemag.com 13 hours agoThe Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Phoenix Suns in overtime last night, but wouldn’t have even been there without typically heroic late-game efforts of Kobe Bryant. Leading and completing his team’s fourth quarter charge, the Black Mamba hit a pair of i…Upvote Share TweetFormer Knicks center and Hall-of-Famer Willis Reed was in just his third NBA season when he was named captain of the 1966-67 Knicks. That season is not as famous as the championship-winning Knicks campaign of 1970, or Reed’s oft-extolled stroll through …Upvote Share Tweet
Watch DeAndre Jordan Sky To Finish Halfcourt Lob Versus Warriorsdimemag.com 15 hours agoDeAndre Jordan can jump. We all know that. But what’s equally impressive though often overlooked about the Los Angeles Clippers high-flyer is his incredible speed and dexterity for a player his size. Jordan moves and contorts like a 6-7, 210 pound small…Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com 16 hours agoIt may have been providence last night for the Suns and free agent acqusition Isaiah Thomas. The 5-9 point guard was in the perfect spot to knock down a 20-foot jumper and send the Lakers-Suns preseason game into overtime right in front of undefeated bo…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 21 hours agoKobe Bryant, speaking to media after an ESPN The Magazine piece suggested he played a significant role in the Lakers' recent slide, said it wasn't the first critical article focused on him and wouldn't be the last.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Oct 21 (yesterday)Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin returned in a 114-108 preseason loss to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday after missing more than a week with a sprained left ankle.Upvote Share Tweet
Paul George, Flea, Phil Jackson Defend Kobe Bryant Amid Media Scrutinydimemag.com Oct 21 (yesterday)It hasn’t been a great past few days for Kobe Bryant. After getting absolutely fooled by a sick crossover from Alec Burks, the Los Angeles Lakers legend awakened to media scrutiny unlike most any he’s faced throughout his 18 years in the NBA on Monday m…Upvote Share Tweet
Kings counting on continuity to make strides this seasonA plot of land in the downtown area is being cleared for a new arena, a sign of how far the Sacramento Kings have come since a pending sale threatened to relocate the franchise to Seattle only 17 months ago.Upvote Share TweetThe Golden State Warriors cannot be criticized for lacking ambition. Mark Jackson led the franchise to the playoffs in two consecutive seasons (out of his three total), a feat that made him their most successful head coach since the first Don Nelson era…Upvote Share Tweet
Kobe hoping to create new identity for storied franchiseByron Scott realizes he got his dream coaching job at a time when the Los Angeles Lakers are much closer to their absolute worst than their hallowed best.Upvote Share Tweet
With pieces in place, Clippers look for first championshipBelieving the Los Angeles Clippers were just a few pieces away from contending for the franchise's first NBA championship, coach Doc Rivers went out and upgraded the roster.Upvote Share Tweet
Gravity 101Oct 22Tom Haberstroh and Kevin Pelton introduce the concept of gravity and identify some of the NBA's top floor-spacers.
Phil Jackson Supports Kobe On TwitterOct 22Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss Phil Jackson's tweet of support to Lakers guard Kobe Bryant following Henry Abbott's ESPN The Magazine article about how Bryant is the reason for the Lakers' demise.
Rookie Randle Lifts Lakers Past BlazersOct 22Julius Randle scored a team-high 17 points in the Lakers' 94-86 win over the Blazers.
Is Kobe Bryant Destroying The Lakers?Oct 21Henry Abbott discusses how Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is destroying the franchise from within.
Nikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic agree to 4-year, $53 million extensionOct 21The Orlando Magic reached terms on a contract extension Tuesday with center Nikola Vucevic, according to team sources.
NBA: This Memphis Grizzlies team will not quitOct 21The Grizzlies have made four straight postseasons. This could be the first one where they scratch and claw their way to June, writes J.A. Adande
Washington Wizards to add veteran guard John Lucas IIIOct 21The Washington Wizards, looking for a trusted veteran to add to their guard depth, are on the verge of signing John Lucas III, NBA front-office sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday.
Windhorst: Cavs, Bulls look like East rivalsOct 20In a preseason clash of the Cavaliers and the Bulls, two things became clear: The Cavs are primed to be a fearsome offensive juggernaut, and Derrick Rose really and finally looks like he's back, writes Brian Windhorst.