| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:57 PM
The last Clippers fans saw of DeAndre Jordan, he was making his usual fourth-quarter playoff moves.
Turning his head to watch teammates run up the court. Readjusting in his seat whenever the urge struck. Standing up during timeouts.
It's tough to earn...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Three-peat is so 1988.
The term purportedly coined by Byron Scott and definitively trademarked by Pat Riley amid the Lakers' failed bid for a third consecutive NBA title in the late '80s should be discarded like the faded T-shirts bearing the slogan...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Because Doc Rivers had played one season for the Clippers, he pretty much knew where he wanted to live when he moved to Los Angeles to become their coach and senior vice president of basketball operations. He didn't know how odd the whole experience would...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 11:00 PM
The Clippers' streak ends this week.
Look at the schedule.
It begins with a trap game against Utah on Sunday night, a game in Denver on Tuesday where the Nuggets are 9-1, a trap game the next night at Golden State and then a colossal collision with...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 12:01 AM
Everything is just a bit off for the Lakers so far.
Jimmy couldn't make it through a weekend and got Mike D'Antoni; Jeanie was willing to wait 13 years to land Phil.
Kobe said the Lakers are old and slow, while proclaiming the Clippers "fun to watch,"...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 11:13 PM
The best pro basketball team in Los Angeles isn't thinking much about tomorrow. It's having too much fun with today.
But tomorrow, also known as Grant Hill, sat behind the Clippers bench Wednesday night, looking dapper in a light brown sport coat and...
| Dec 28, 2012
Another game, another win for the Clippers, a phrase that has been getting a lot of use lately and is sounding more natural every time you hear it.
The Clippers on Thursday added the 15th gem to their string of consecutive wins, overpowering the...
| Dec 9, 2012
Most people think I write just to get noticed.
I don't see another reason beyond getting paid, and that has to rankle some people — that I get paid to be me.
I know there's probably a higher calling, like informing the masses for the public...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 5:00 AM
It's the most anticipated NBA season in Los Angeles history, so what are we waiting for?
Oct. 30 — The Lakers defeat the Dallas Mavericks by 55 points in the season opener. At least, this is the rumor. Nobody actually sees the game after it is...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Chris Paul is one player. Doc Rivers is a culture.
Blake Griffin elicits wide-eyed awe. Doc Rivers elicits real expectation.
Clipper Nation is built on the unrelenting hope of fans in the shadows. Doc Rivers doesn't settle for hope, and that cloud...
| May 3, 2013
| 11:31 PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Bring on the next bunch of disappointing, underachieving, gagging local athletes.
And so it goes with our Trojans, Lakers, Clippers and even the Bruins losing their last three.
So much promise, raised expectations and then a...