Serge Ibaka says no to Blake Griffin.
Javale McGee will try to block every shot by Blake Griffin. The pain of losing still lingers.
Mild-mannered Blake Griffin finally snapped after a long season of getting pushed, shoved, slapped, and hacked. Poor Tony Battie, he was actually trying to help.
Here’s yet another example of Donald Sterling’s kind heart. Kim Hughes was an Assistant coach for the Clippers and needed surgery for prostrate cancer. Sterling declined and the players stepped in. via journaltimes
“Those guys saved my life,” Hughes said. “They paid the whole medical bill. It was like $70,000 or more. It wasn’t cheap.
“It showed you what classy people they are. They didn’t want me talking about it; they didn’t want the recognition because they simply felt it was the right thing to do.”
Hughes said he will be forever grateful to Brand, Jaric, Kaman and Maggette. In fact, Hughes said every time he runs into any of them, he thanks them from the bottom of his heart.
Maggette said that was indeed the case, laughing how he has repeatedly told Hughes over the years it wasn’t necessary.
“Kim thanks me every time he sees me; he does that every single time,” Maggette said smiling. “I’ve said to him, ‘Kim, come on. You don’t have to do that. You’re good.’
Much props for the players who contributed.
Donald Sterling is well documented for his racist behaviors. To counter his negative image and show how much he love Black kids, he paid for this ad in Sunday LA Times. I wonder how they will define “underprivileged”? Will they ask for W-2s? Will they judge the kids and their guardian on what they’re wearing? Sterling’s team thought ahead and won’t have to deal with those questions since this ad is in a newspaper. On second thought, I don’t think he has a team for this publicity stunt. Who but only Sterling would think putting his face next to Blake Griffin is a great idea. And no one bothered to point out March is no longer Black History Month. Sterling is the greatest.
via Larry Brown Sports
One of the craziest trade deadline just ended. Mike Bibby thought he was going to play in the playoffs, he got sent to Washington and will never know how victory feels again. Baron Davis thought he’d be throwing alley-oops to Blake Griffin, Donald Sterling banished him to the worst team in the league for Mo Williams and Jamario Moon. Houston gave up Shane Battier for a scrub Hasheem Thabeet. Houston’s Aaron Brooks switched places with Phoenix’s Goran Dragic. Blazers gave up their only backup center, two no names, two first round draft picks and cash for Gerald Wallace.
Boston wins for the most random and unnecessary trades. Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson got sent to Oklahoma for Jeff Green, Nenad Krstic and 2012 first round pick. Marquis Daniels got sent to Sacramento for cash and second round pick. Both rookies Semih Erden and Luke Harangody got sent to Cleveland for second round pick. Rumor has it they want to free up space to sign Troy Murphy after he gets bought out by Golden State. Congratulations Boston, you now have no front court depth and no longer pose a threat as a great defensive team. If Murphy becomes a Celtic, that will make three new players who can’t defend. The O’Neals are done, they don’t count. All this because they needed a swingman to backup for Pierce and Danny Ainge expected Perkins to walk when he’s a free agent after refusing to sign an extension. And Jeff Green will most likely be a rental just for this season.
Oklahoma is the clear winner in this year’s trade deadline and became a championship contender over night. They add much needed front court depth with Perkins and Nazr Mohammed. Letting Jeff Green go was great for them because they wouldn’t pay him what he wanted, they’re giving that money to Russell Westbrook. I feel sorry for Seattle fans. They got robbed of a future Western Conference Champions and possible dynasty.
For his last dunk attempt, Blake Griffin should just headbutt the backboard. The paramedic team will wheel him out to scores of 10s.
The Clips will find a way to mess this up.
BABY JORDAN slamming it down on Chris Mihm during the new look Clippers’ first preseason game, against the Lakers.