May 31, 2013 |
Lob City has once again become Sloppy City. The Clippers are once again mired in a mess caused by their owner, Donald Sterling. And once again, only the very future of the franchise is at stake. In an interview this month with The Times' T.J. Simers, Sterling essentially admitted what everyone already knew -- the decision to fire coach Vinny Del Negro was Chris Paul's decision. It was a great scoop, but it was no surprise. The Clippers were acting like any NBA team that caters to their best player.
July 1, 2013 |
Chris Paul informed the Clippers on Monday that he is re-signing with the team. Paul made the announcement to the rest of the NBA world via his Twitter feed: I'M IN!!! #CLIPPERNATION - Chris Paul (@CP3) July 1, 2013 Paul will sign a maximum five-year deal worth $107.3 million with the Clippers. But the All-Star point guard can't sign his contract until the NBA lifts its moratorium on July 10. He'll earn $18.8 million in the first year of the deal. NBA executives said it had always been a formality for Paul to remain with the Clippers after the hiring of Doc Rivers as coach and senior vice president of basketball operations with the team last week.
May 24, 2012 |
The San Antonio Spurs swept the Clippers in the Western Conference semifinals, but there was no love lost between Tim Duncan and Chris Paul. After the Spurs closed the series, Duncan walked down the hall to say hello to Paul and his 2-year-old son, Chris. Paul prompts little Chris to tell Duncan where he wants to go to college. "To my birthday," little Chris said. Paul then helps his son out. "Wake Forest," he said. After little Chris repeated his father's words, Duncan, a Wake Forest alumni, flashed a huge smile.
November 28, 2013 |
Chris Paul said, “I'll be ready” to play Friday night despite a strained right hamstring that the Clippers All-Star guard suffered in the third quarter of Wednesday night's game against the New York Knicks. Paul and the Clippers play at the Sacramento Kings on Friday night. After the game Wednesday night, Paul said his hamstring was a “little tight.” “But I'll be all right,” Paul said after the game. “I'll be ready Friday. I'm promise you. I'm OK.” There was no update on Paul's injury because the Clippers didn't practice Thursday, preferring to give the players Thanksgiving Day off before they leave later that night for Sacramento.
January 5, 2013 |
Kobe Bryant, void of nagging injuries for the first time in a few seasons, seems to have found new spring in his legs and showed the Clippers his dunking ability Friday night. It came without the aid of a lob. Against Clippers point guard Chris Paul. The Lakers' All-Star guard, now in his 17th season, deflected a pass by Paul near the free-throw line, tracked it down along the sideline and went the length of the court before throwing down a one-handed dunk over Paul. You can see it all unfold in the video above.
May 6, 2012 |
After the Clippers beat the Memphis Grizzlies, 87-86, in Game 3 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series, Chris Paul's son sat in his father's lap as the All-Star point guard was interviewed by reporters. Paul was asked about a fourth-quarter sequence in which he dished the ball to Blake Griffin, who made a huge slam dunk with less than two minutes remaining to put the Clippers up by four, 84-80. "I just know I got into the lane," Paul said. "I saw the two guys looking at me and I saw Blake [Griffin]