| May 28, 2013
The firing of Vinny Del Negro remains troublesome. The obvious involvement of Chris Paul remains perplexing.
Both are class people, the kind with whom you'd enjoy sharing dinner and talking about books and family. Both worked hard for an entire season...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 5:48 PM
A coach goes from the Boston Celtics to the Los Angeles Clippers? Is that an earthquake? No, it's Red Auerbach turning over in his grave.
One can only hope that Doc Rivers coaches well enough to keep Chris Paul happy.
| May 31, 2013
| 2:37 PM
The Clippers still are searching for a coach to replace Vinny Del Negro, the process moving along now that they have some candidates.
The Clippers have had preliminary discussions with Indiana Pacers associate head coach Brian Shaw; former NBA coach and...
| 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...
| 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 4, 2013
| 7:40 PM
He was once the face of college basketball, Hoosiers personified, a small-town kid who this spring brought a smile, a swagger and a national championship resume to the UCLA program.
Yet before he even coached one practice, someone had created a Facebook...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 11:19 PM
I so wish I could watch Chris Paul continue to play basketball and show everyone what a mighty competitor he is.
But I fear the absolute worst.
One more Clippers collapse, and that appears to be a certainty come Friday, and the basketball season is...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 11:05 PM
It's tough to win a playoff game going one on five.
The Clippers gamely tried Tuesday at Staples Center, but not even the sustained brilliance of Chris Paul was enough on a night he nearly doubled the output of his fellow starters with 35 points....
| 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...
| May 1, 2013
| 12:11 AM
The Clippers have been pushed to the brink of playoff elimination despite a career effort from Chris Paul.
Paul tried to carry the Clippers by himself because his running mate, Blake Griffin, could only play 19 minutes 34 seconds because of a sprained...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 9:01 PM
RATHOLE, TENN. — I survived, but the Clippers did not.
Matt Barnes kicked the bucket.
The trash bucket. As a result, there was garbage flying everywhere Saturday as the Clippers trudged off the court looking every bit the 21-point miserable...