This is how you do a birthday cake. This Los Angeles Clippers cake even comes with its own CP3 kicks.
Los Angeles Clippers Jamal Crawford decided to have some fun as his team began to pull away from the Milwaukee Bucks late in the fourth quarter and went between his legs and then threw up a pass for a trailing Blake Griffin, who threw down an alley-oop.
Lamar Odom fell asleep during a custody case hearing in New York yesterday morning.
The New York Post writes that New York-native and Los Angeles Clippers forward fell asleep on a hard, not-so-comfortable courthouse bench today as lawyers hashed out his ongoing child custody case behind closed doors.
The 6-foot-10 hoopster’s legs dangled well over the short, second-floor wooden bench. His impromptu nap drew the attention of a Manhattan court officer.
“Excuse me, are you OK?” the officer asked Odom.After the player said he was fine, the officer said: “I need you to sit up.”Odom complied but slumped over, resting his head on his hand.
Odom is currently involved in a bitter custody case with Liza Morales, his former girlfriend of more than a decade. The couple are now battling in court over their two children, a 14-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son. The couple lost a third child to SIDS in 2006.
The Los Angeles Clippers forward took a hard, clearly intentional punch below the belt from Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka during Sunday afternoon’s 108-104 loss.
The punch came on a supposed box-out attempt. Clippers forward Matt Barnes launched (and made) a three-pointer from the corner, which pulled the Clippers to down three as the Thunder’s big lead melted away. Griffin got position on Ibaka, who dropped his hand into the front of Griffin’s shorts to drop the All-Star.
Add this one to Blake Griffin’s highlight reel. Griffin in his third game back collected a bounce pass with only Sixers center Spencer Hawes standing between him and the rim but Griffin switched hands and threw down a dunk that even the Philadelphia crowd appreciated.
An unidentified man in Osceola County, Florida is wanted on counts of armed burglary and sexual battery. While that is no laughing matter, what is funny is the police sketch of the unidentified suspect. It just so happens that the suspect composite looks oddly similar to that of Los Angeles Clippers all-star forward Blake Griffin.
Chandler Parsons of the Houston Rockets tweeted a picture of the wanted man. Matt Barnes then later put the same picture on his Instagram account. I couldn’t help but see the resemblance.
The Los Angeles Clippers DeAndre Jordan and Trey Thomkins and the Los Angeles Lakers Antawn Jamison were out late for the Twilight: Breaking Dawn 2 world premiere in Hollywood last night. There’s proof, via Twitter thanks to Jordan, who labeled the event “insane.”
Thomkins tweeted a bevy of hilarious pictures, including one with Taylor Lautner (that’s Jacob) and it said “one of the coolest dudes I’ve ever met.”
Lamar Odom is in his first season with the Los Angeles Clippers this is coming after a season in which he started it off with the Los Angeles Lakers but before the new year could come about was traded to the Dallas Mavericks. He was later sent home with full pay by the Mavericks but it appears his heart is still with the purple and gold, even though he was drafted by the Clippers the team he currently plays for.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake was fined $25,000 on Tuesday for berating a fan during Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers. The fan whom Blake cussed out is Lance Jackson, the son of L.A. Gear chairman Steve Jackson.
Last season, commissioner David Stern was fairly vocal about his concerns regarding flopping in the NBA. Now, there are rules in place to try to solve the problem. Flops will be reviewed, and players can be retroactively fined at an increasing rate with each flop. Blake Griffin is one of the most notable ones, and is considered one of the worst floppers in the league amongst stars. A lot of people are frustrated with it, and you can now add David Lee to the list.
Floyd Mayweather will hope Michigan is hailing the victors in Saturday night’s mammoth matchup with Alabama. The boxer wagered more than $2.9 million in nine different Las Vegas sportsbooks on Michigan beating the 14-point spread against favored Alabama on Saturday night.
The 35-year-old boxer has been known to make big wagers in the past, including winning bets on the Los Angeles Clippers in a regular season game ($1.9 million) and against Tim Tebow’s Denver Broncos in the AFC divisional playoffs ($1 million).
“I’ve won a lot of money on games, I’ve lost a good piece of money on games,” Mayweather said in April.
New Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash posted a photo on Twitter of his reaction to finding out former teammate Grant Hill had chosen to play in Los Angeles, just not with the Lakers but the Clippers.
NBA 2K 13 pulled out all the stops and landed Oklahoma City Thunder Kevin Durant, Chicago Bulls Derrick Rose, and Los Angeles Clippers Blake Griffin for this year’s cover.
“Being crowned as one of the NBA 2K13 cover athletes is a great way to cap off what has been an amazing season,” Durant said. “It’s humbling to grace the cover after the likes of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.”
“There’s so much young talent around the NBA, so it’s very exciting to be chosen for NBA 2K’s ‘New Dynasty’ alongside Kevin and Derrick,” said Griffin.
“The NBA 2K series has always been my first choice when I want to get a game in.” “It’s a dream come true to be one of the cover athletes for NBA 2K13,” Rose added. “I’ve worked closely with 2K Sports since NBA 2K10, and I’m honored to follow in the footsteps of Michael Jordan as the latest Chicago Bull to be featured on the cover.”
Los Angeles Clippers highlight machine and league superstar Blake Griffin caught the shoulder of San Antonio Spurs Manu Ginobili which lead to his tooth penetrating his upper lip. Griffin required at least two stitches before he was sealed up with a band-aid and allowed to return to the court.
Exciting times for the city of Los Angeles concerning it’s sports teams as they are advancing deep into the playoffs. Unfortunately, NBC Los Angeles did a story about the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Kings all involved in playoff series at the same time but they used the wrong Kings logo.
They used a logo for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings instead of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings.
The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies in seven games and to celebrate their eventually dismissal from the NBA playoffs at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs, whom they meet in the second round, they partied with a Chris Paul dressed up as a baby.
A Grizzlies fan made the sign and displayed the picture during the game.
Everyone at some point has crossed paths with that bandwagon fan. You know the guy who likes the Los Angeles Lakers one year and then the Los Angeles Clippers the next?
The Memphis Grizzlies decided to do a commercial mocking bandwagon fans and show their mascot Grizz confronting one unsuspecting bandwagoner.
Back on Wednesday night the Memphis Grizzlies evened up the playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers one apiece. In going all out in game two of the series after losing the home court advantage Marc Gasol took a tumble in front of the home fans.
That’s when a Memphis fan decided to put his finger in Gasol’s butt. Yes Gasol got fondled by a fan and his two fingers.
After a season in which the team wrapped up a 7-59 record, setting an NBA mark for the worst losing percentage in history, the Charlotte Bobcats did the expected and announced that head coach Paul Silas would not be brought back for another season.
Silas was brought in last year to replace coach Larry Brown, and immediately got his Bobcats to play better. Charlotte won six of its first eight games under Silas, but eventually leveled off and wound up dealing star forward Gerald Wallace to Portland Trail Blazersat the trading deadline. The Bobcats also traded guard Stephen Jackson before the season, and with a series of injuries weakening an already thin roster, Silas’s club was set up for its epic failure.
“I would like to personally thank Paul for everything he has done for this team under some pretty unique circumstances,” Rod Higgins, Bobcats president of basketball operations, said in a statement. “His basketball experience as a coach and a player speak for themselves. We have been fortunate to have someone of his character associated with this franchise and we hope he will continue to be a valuable resource to us in the future.”
Higgins said the team would immediately begin its coaching search. Nate McMillan, who played at North Carolina State, is the likely top target, but McMillan is expected to be a top candidate for several other jobs, too.
Silas has coached in the NBA for 11 seasons and compiled a record of 377-531 with the Los Angeles Clippers, Charlotte Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers and Bobcats.
Derrick Rose’s torn ACL has caused USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo to rethink his stance of not expanding the list of candidates for the U.S. squad that will compete at the London Olympics.
Colangelo said last week that despite injuries to Dwight Howard, LaMarcus Aldridge and Chauncey Billups as well as Lamar Odom being eliminated from consideration the 12-man Team USA roster would be selected from the 16 candidates remaining from the original list of 20. Rose’s season-ending injury brings the number of finalists down to 15.
“What I said (previously) was that we didn’t plan to do any additions, but we had to continue to monitor the injury situation,” Colangelo. “Obviously (Rose) is a big loss. (Point guard) seems to be, at this point, still a pretty strong position. But at this stage, quite honestly, I think all bets are off.”
Three point guards remain on the current list: Chris Paul, Deron Williams and Russell Westbrook. The team is also thin at center—Tyson Chandler is the only true ‘five’ left among the candidates.
Colangelo said that the original plan to announce the final roster on June 1 has been changed. June 18 is the deadline for teams to set rosters with the Olympic Committee, and Colangelo said USA Basketball will wait as late as possible before making its decisions.
“I think now we’re going to wait until the very last moment to pick the team, because it seems ridiculous with a lot of playoff games to play that we would select a team,” Colangelo said. “We might as well keep the options open as long as we can, and continue to monitor the situation.”
Colengelo will meet with Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski and his staff Monday and Tuesday in Las Vegas.
The current Team USA finalists are Carmelo Anthony New York Knicks, Chris Bosh Miami Heat, Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers, Chandler New York Knicks, Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder, Rudy Gay Memphis Grizzlies, Eric Gordon New Orleans Hornets, Blake Griffin Los Angeles Clippers, Andre Iguodala Philadelphia 76ers, LeBron James Miami Heat, Kevin Love Minnesota Timberwolves, Paul Los Angeles Clippers, Dwyane Wade Miami Heat, Westbrook Oklahoma City Thunder and Williams New Jersey Nets.
The first day of the 2012 NBA playoffs saw two players the Chicago Bulls Derrick Rose and the New York Knicks Iman Shumpert go down with season-ending knee injuries, and on the second day the Los Angeles Clippers lost Caron Butler with a broken hand. Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown puts the blame partly on the compressed schedule that followed the lockout.
“I believe the truncated season had something to do with the injuries, but it’s nothing medical or anything like that,” Brown said. “I have nowhere near the knowledge where I probably even shouldn’t be making the statement. But yeah, I think so. A shortened season, a lot of games in a short amount of time, your body changes and stuff like that, you never know. I’ve just seen a lot of injuries this whole year, and I think it probably has to do with playing a lot of games in a short amount of time.”
Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, meanwhile, has had to defend himself against criticism for his decision to have Rose in the game with about a minute-and-a-half to play and the Chicago holding a 12-point lead.
Brown thinks Thibodeau’s decision was the right one.
“You’re trying to win and there was a minute and a half I think, a minute and 10 seconds left up 12, anything can happen in a short amount of time,” Brown said. “I’ve been around a few incidents where the tide has changed in less than 10 seconds, so there is a paranoia that coaches I think have. I thought what (Thibodeau) did was the right thing.”
At least one former player agrees with Brown and that’s former all-star guard Stephon Marbury who tweeted
“Because of the #Greed of the #NBA another great player goes down in Derrick Rose. To many games in such a short time. Players need to learn.”
“The NBA is putting players careers at risk, these aren’t just ticky tack injuries, these are major structural problems”
New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez and wide receiver Santonio Holmes were booed loudly at Madison Square Garden during Wednesday night’s New York Knicks-Los Angeles Clippers game.
Sanchez and Holmes were seated next to each other in the front row and were shown on the Garden JumboTron as boos filled the air. The duo seemed not to be bothered by the reaction.
Sanchez and Holmes relationship was under the microscope at the end of last season, with reports that Holmes disrespected the quarterback by not showing up for team meetings that Sanchez had called. Sanchez had vowed to work on the relationship this offseason and Holmes has seemed willing to work with the signal caller, who is entering his fourth season.
Sanchez is under an even bigger microscope this season with the addition of quarterback Tim Tebow. The Jets plan to use Tebow in a variety of ways to get the third-year player on the field.
Tebow was booed and cheered at a Yankees game he attended April 15 at Yankee Stadium.
Los Angeles Clippers Blake Griffin complained last week he’s “definitely sick of taking hard hits,” and now his teammates are warning opponents that if the perceived cheap shots continue, there will be retribution.
“I feel like people are intentionally trying to hurt him,” Clippers center DeAndre Jordan said. “It’ll all come back around.”
Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro scoffed at criticism that the Clippers haven’t done enough to protect Griffin against the hard fouls.
“What do all these people think you should do? Do they know the rules?” Del Negro asked rhetorically. “… Of course, we’re going to do whatever we can to protect Blake and to protect any player but there’s also a time and place to do it. You can only get so many technical fouls and you can only do so many things. It’s up to the league to step in to put enough suspensions and fines on people when it happens as best they can.”
Explained Jordan, “If Blake gets fouled, I can’t go punch someone in the nose. We can’t do that but throughout the course of a game, other fouls happen to other players on the opposite team and if they happen to be hard fouls, they happen to be hard fouls. We’re going to protect our teammates; it doesn’t matter who it is.”
Griffin, himself, is trying to take the high road. “I’m not going to say anything; I’m not going to do anything,” Griffin said, per the L.A. Times. “Right now we’re playing for something bigger. We’re trying to get a win and keep pushing in this playoff. So that’s the last thing on my mind, really.”
The NHL playoffs are already in full swing and the NBA playoffs are not that far behind. In the NHL the tradition of growing playoff beards goes back to the early 80′s but in the NBA it’s not a common practice.
The Los Angeles Clippers will be making their first playoff trip since 2005-2006 season and are hoping to branch out of the ‘Lob City’ unity and come together with playoff beards. Blake Griffin gives the rules and rundown of Clippers beards, no shaving only trims and that DeAndre Jordan only grows hair on one side of his face.
Will the Clippers even get a chance to get past the stubble itchy stage?