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September 24, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin announced on Monday that he and former USC basketball player Brynn Cameron have had a baby boy named Ford Wilson Cameron-Griffin. “We are very happy to have a healthy baby, but respectfully request to keep our personal affairs private and let us focus on parenting our son,” Griffin said in a statement to The Times. Griffin and the Clippers will have their media day next Monday at the team's practice facility and then head to San Diego for the start of training camp the next day on the campus of UC San Diego.
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April 28, 2014 | BILL PLASCHKE
They began the game huddled in a concrete hallway, arms locked, bodies swaying, desperately begging each other to stay united through the storm. "It's just us . . . only us . . . we're all we got!" They ended the game trudging through the same hallway in single file, heads down, eyes vacant, sighs heavy, their earlier hopes lost in the echoes of the silence. The Clippers tried. Oh, did they try. One day after being dragged into the center of national outrage with the release of an audio recording containing racist statements purportedly made by their owner, Donald Sterling, the Clippers tried to play through the storm.
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January 29, 2011
Clippers tonight VS. CHARLOTTE When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980. Records: Clippers 17-28; Bobcats Record vs. Bobcats 2009-10: 1-1. Update: Since Bobcats owner Michael Jordan named Paul Silas to replace Larry Brown as head coach Dec. 22, the team has revived. Charlotte had a 10-6 record under Silas entering Friday's game and is in the chase for a playoff spot in the East. Bobcats center Kwame Brown, a former Laker, has had four double-doubles this month; guard Stephen Jackson leads the team in scoring with 18 points a game.
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April 27, 2014 | Ben Bolch
L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who for 30 years has presided over the city's second NBA franchise, became the object of national outrage and the target of an NBA investigation Saturday after allegedly making derogatory remarks about blacks. In an audio recording, released by celebrity gossip site TMZ, a person identified as Sterling argues with his girlfriend, criticizing her for posting a picture of herself on Instagram posing with Lakers legend Magic Johnson. "It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you're associating with black people," Sterling allegedly says, later adding, "I'm just saying, in your ... Instagrams, you don't have to have yourself with, walking with black people.
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July 25, 2012 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers will open their preseason exhibition schedule with a game against the Denver Nuggets in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Oct. 6. The Clippers then will go international, playing the NBA champion Miami Heat on Oct. 11 th in Beijing and again on Oct. 14 in Shanghai. Then the Clippers return to the U.S. to face the Utah Jazz on Oct. 17 at Staples Center, the Golden State Warriors on Oct. 22nd at home and the Lakers on Oct. 24 th at home. The Clippers finish their exhibition schedule on Oct. 25th in Denver against the Nuggets.
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March 6, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Clippers (42-20) have hopes for an NBA title in June. The Lakers (21-40) are eyeing the top pick in the NBA draft. On Thursday night, the Lakers are to host the Clippers at Staples Center. The two local teams met on the season's opening night, with the Lakers getting a huge performance from their bench to upset the Clippers, 116-103. In January, the Clippers returned the favor with a dominating 123-87 win. The Clippers aren't likely to have Jamal Crawford (calf) and certainly won't have J.J. Redick (back)
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March 27, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers fell down hard Wednesday on the first date of this five-game trip, losing to a New Orleans Pelicans team that was injury-riddled. Now the Clippers will try to pick up the pieces tonight when they face the Dallas Mavericks in a back-to-back game. The Clippers have won both meetings with Dallas this season, outscoring the Mavericks, 16-2, in the final 3 minutes, 51 seconds to win a game on the road and then erasing a 17-point deficit in 4:30 to get the win at Staples Center.
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February 2, 2010
Clippers tonight AT CHICAGO When: 5 PST. Where: United Center. On the air: TV: Prime; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 20-27, Chicago 23-22. Record vs. Bulls: 1-0. Update: The Bulls are coming off a seven-game trip they finished with a flourish, becoming the first team in NBA history to win five consecutive games on the road against teams with winning records. Their last loss? A 104-97 setback against the Clippers on Jan. 20 at Staples Center in which Baron Davis scored 11 of his team-high 23 points in the final four minutes.
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March 14, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
The Clippers made progress in clawing themselves out of their recent slump with a 96-82 win against Atlanta on Wednesday. It was a lopsided victory in which the Clippers often led by double digits, and never trailed. The Hawks went on a run at the start of the fourth quarter, coming to within five points of the Clippers after Josh Smith made a three-pointer to put the score at 74-69. But the Clippers were not about to lose their third game in a row on their home court -- and it was the team's bench that ensured the victory.
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November 21, 2009 | By Diane Pucin
Ralph Lawler hadn't missed a Clippers broadcast in 25 years. Not for a cold or flu or even a kidney stone attack. He's been at the microphone for every dreary Clippers loss and the occasional uplifting victory. Until Friday night. Fox yanked Lawler and analyst Michael Smith from Friday's Prime Ticket broadcast of the game against the Denver Nuggets after Clippers season-ticket holder Arya Towfighi objected to an on-air exchange between the announcers toward the end of Wednesday's 106-91 Clippers loss at Memphis.
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April 27, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks and his staff are drafting an official city resolution to condemn racist remarks attributed to Clippers owner Donald Sterling and push the NBA to make “appropriate sanctions.” Parks said such sanctions would be similar to those used against former Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott, who was repeatedly suspended from managing the baseball team in the '90s. The resolution, still being drafted Sunday afternoon, will also demand an apology to Magic Johnson and “the entire Los Angeles community,” back the decision by the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP to drop plans to honor Sterling, and ask local newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, to stop running ads for Sterling “that display his commercial real estate empire and his alleged civic activities.” “Sterling's actions are inconsistent with the United States human rights laws, the long-standing positions of the L.A. City Council, the diversity of the community, the fan base of the Clippers and the very high percentage of minorities who worked for and are working for the NBA,” Parks said in a statement Sunday.
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April 27, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
OAKLAND -- A week after he preached to a congregation that included some of his players at a Van Nuys church, Mark Jackson found himself delivering a different kind of sermon. The Golden State Warriors coach and ordained minister, speaking to the media Sunday before Game 4 of his team's first-round playoff series against the Clippers, described allegedly racist remarks attributed to Clippers owner Donald Sterling as “unfortunate, disappointing and [there's] no place in society for those thoughts or that mentality.
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April 27, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
Matt Kemp woke up Sunday morning to suddenly find himself linked to the Donald Sterling scandal, as TMZ released another audio clip said to be of the Clippers owner speaking to his girlfriend. In the recording, the man purported to be Sterling voices displeasure about the woman's Instagram pictures of her with African Americans, including Kemp. “Racism is kind of old, for real,” Kemp said. “Honestly, I just feel sorry for him, that he feels that way about African American people.” Kemp is friends with Clippers players Blake Griffin and Chris Paul.
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April 27, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
Matt Kemp suddenly found himself linked to the Donald Sterling scandal Sunday. In the hours leading up to the Dodgers' 6-1 defeat by the Colorado Rockies, the celebrity gossip site TMZ released a second audio recording of what was said to be a conversation between the Clippers owner and a woman described in court filings as his girlfriend. The female voice in the recording promised to remove from her Instagram account a picture of her with Kemp. On a recorded conversation released earlier, a man identified as Sterling chided a female friend for "associating with black people.
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April 27, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
OAKLAND -- Golden State Warriors fans are among the most boisterous in the NBA, and they weren't holding back when it came to the brouhaha involving Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Shortly after the Clippers walked onto the court for warmups before Game 4 of their first-round series at Oracle Arena on Sunday, a fan chanted, “KKK-Clippers!”, alluding to the racist remarks purportedly made by Sterling during a recent conversation with a female friend. Full coverage: The Donald Sterling controversy A voice that sounds like Sterling's can be heard in an audio recording released by TMZ telling his friend that he was upset she posted a picture on her Instagram account of herself next to Lakers legend Magic Johnson because he didn't want her to be associated with black people.
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April 27, 2014 | By Gale Holland, Louis Sahagun and Howard Blume
As the Clippers faced off against the Golden State Warriors in an NBA playoff game Sunday, basketball fans and bystanders across Los Angeles grappled with the racist rant attributed to team owner Donald Sterling and shared their thoughts. At 1739 Public House in Los Feliz, bartender Curtis Swanson said Sterling had been known as a racist and slumlord for 35 years. He doubted anything substantial would come of the controversy because "he's got more money than the people yelling at him.” “I grew up in the Deep South and old money is always racist money,” Swanson, 38, said.
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April 27, 2014 | By David Zahniser and Ruben Vives
From President Obama to L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, there has been swift condemnation from political circles to a recording said to be of Clippers team owner Donald J. Sterling making remarks about blacks. "When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance you don't really have to do anything, you just let them talk," Obama said during a press conference in Malaysia. Sterling's alleged comments also met with criticism by L.A. officials.   Garcetti said through a spokesman Saturday that he condemns the "statements and sentiments" attributed to Sterling.  "These statements are offensive and despicable and have no place in Los Angeles.
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April 27, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
OAKLAND -- In a potentially ominous sign for the Clippers, Coach Doc Rivers acknowledged Sunday he wasn't sure about his future with the organization in the wake of racial remarks attributed to owner Donald Sterling. Asked if there were things he needed to hear and see from Sterling or others within the organization to want to continue working for the Clippers, Rivers said, “Don't know yet. I'm just going to leave it at that.” Lakers star Kobe Bryant and Golden State Warriors Coach Mark Jackson were among those who have said they could not play for Sterling in the wake of an audio recording released by TMZ that purports to contain Sterling telling a female friend that he was upset she posted a picture on her Instagram account of herself next to Lakers legend Magic Johnson and didn't want her to bring him to Clippers games.
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