Blake Is Trying To Change The Story

One year after the Los Angeles Clippers gave him a max contract and said he was a Clippers for life, ten months after the Clippers then traded Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons shocking the NBA, the Motor City power forward is having a dominant start to the season. Only Steph Curry has been better.…

Blake Couldn’t Beat The Curse

A decade after the Clippers moved to Los Angeles, a bitter joke began to make the rounds of the season ticket holders at the Sports Arena where the Clippers routinely tortured their fans. The joke that everyone loved to repeat was that the Sports Arena was built on the site of an Indian burial ground.…

The Clippers Slipping Back Into Irrelevancy

The L.A. Clippers have lost Chris Paul and with him, their identity. The Lob City era is over. Unfulfilled expectations linger and the fear of irrelevancy has taken hold. This is what happens when a team is assembled with incredibly high expectations and fails to deliver time and again as the Clippers have. The four…

All-NBA: Who’s In, Who Loses Big $$$, Who Gets Snubbed

Last year, Anthony Davis could have made $24 million in one day. But he didn’t. Davis was due a bonus if things skewed the right way. The bonus is called the Derrick Rose Rule. Derrick Rose was the only player on his rookie contract who received such a gigantic bonus because the threshold is a…

Hate Is Good When It’s Warriors-Clippers

The NBA’s most contentious rivalry, one that is filled with venom, animosity, technical fouls and explosive shot making, is dissected by Oakland writer C.J. Hampshire and L.A. writer Valerie Morales (before the Clips-Warriors first meeting in L.A.) VM: Let’s cut to the chase. What should Kerr have done with Klay? We experienced this with Phil and Kobe. Kobe…

The Clippers Bench is Their Weak Link (Again)

Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers entered this offseason with the hopeful yet precarious status of championship contenders.  Not for the first time, the Clippers find themselves maxed out and with very few options to fix any of their glaring depth issues.  However, due to their star talent and solid coaching, they are still…

The Los Angeles Clippers Same Old Thing

New Faces: Raymond Felton, Brandon Bass, Marreese Speights, Alan Anderson, Brice Johnson (R), Diamond Stone (R) 2015-16 Regular Season Record: 53-29 2015-16 Regular Season Achievements: 2nd: Field Goal % (Defense). 3rd: 2-Point % (Defense), 3-Point % (Defense). 4th: Free Throw Attempts. 6th: 3-Point %, 2-Point %. 7th: Steals,Points.  10th: Blocks. Leading Scorer: Blake Griffin, 21.4 Leading Rebounder: DeAndre Jordan, 13.8 The enduring image…

Trading Blake Griffin Is Tricky

After the Clippers’ latest playoff exit to Portland in which Chris Paul and Blake Griffin were lost due to injury, it’s hard to fault their front office for considering a roster shakeup.  The organization appears to be exploring trade possibilities for Griffin which could involve the Bulls, Celtics, Raptors, or another team. In some ways,…

With 4-Game Suspension of Griffin, Clippers Send A Message

“We have made it clear that this conduct has no place in the Clippers organization.” (Steve Ballmer, Doc Rivers) Because perception is reality, the Clippers can’t take two steps forward without taking one step back, When Blake Griffin punched Matias Testi multiple times in Toronto, inside a restaurant and outside, the Clippers reintroduced their narrative…