Doc Rivers and the Quest for More

How exactly does Doc Rivers lead from the front with everything that has happened to him the past year? The roll call only rehashes the less than glorious facts: a Western Conference semi-finals  loss when leading the series 3-1. His team disintegrating in front of him, Rivers was helpless and impotent. A few months later,…

Another Failure for Doc Rivers the GM

The Clippers made news just before the trade deadline. They didn’t trade Blake Griffin. Even if they wanted to trade Blake, it wouldn’t have made good business sense. If Griffin is going to be traded, it will be in a sign-and-trade for Kevin Durant this summer. Otherwise, there is no reason to give Griffin up.…

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…

The Blake Griffin Broken Hand Because He Punched Someone Saga

Clippers star Blake Griffin has a broken hand. He and Matias Testi, the equipment manager for the Clippers, got into a fight while eating at a Toronto restaurant. Something made Griffin angry enough to haul off and hit the equipment manager in the restaurant, and then hit him again when they were outside, multiple times, according…

Derek Fisher and the Clippers Ruined Matt Barnes Year

The entertainment value of social media gets a boost whenever Matt Barnes feels like venting about whatever Matt Barnes feels like venting about. Absent a filter, Barnes just lays it on the line and it’s neither good nor bad, right or wrong, all these emotions spiraling out his brain into characters on Instagram. In this…

Julius Randle: Following in Blake Griffin’s Footsteps

Christmas Day Matchup: Lakers vs. Clippers The last few seasons have certainly brought change to Los Angeles basketball.  For more than 15 years, the Lakers and Clippers have coexisted as the only teams in the NBA sharing a building with one another.  The Lakers dominated the Staples Center rivalry for most of that time, but…

Note to Clippers: Don’t Call This A Rivalry

Warriors 124, Clippers 117 A 23 point lead that felt like a 9 point lead that became a 2 point lead that turned into the Clippers looking frozen, Blake Griffin turning into a ghost, Chris Paul exhausted, was less shocking than it was so very predictable. The Clippers can’t get out of their own way…

Lance Stephenson: A Lame Duck in L.A.

The Los Angeles Clippers had gotten off to a strong start, winning their first four games before falling just short at Golden State, and at home against Houston. For the most part, the starting lineup has performed well: Blake Griffin is putting up 29 points per game, Chris Paul is averaging 8 assists, JJ Redick is hitting threes, and…

A Focused Blake Griffin is MVP Blake Griffin

Remember when the strategy was to play off of Blake Griffin because he couldn’t shoot for his life? Well those days are long gone. Every season Griffin adds a new element to his game to make him better, and this year he has gotten off to a tremendous start. The 6 foot 10 forward came into this…