LeBron Returning to Cleveland

'Ready to Accept the Challenge'

  1. The Los Angeles Clippers Do Their Best Harlem Globetrotter Impersonation

    I really want to see the Harlem Globetrotters live. I grew up watching the 'Trotters on Saturday morning TV. Sometimes, they would be special guest stars on Fat Albert! Good times. Even as a kid, I knew the games were fixed...

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  2. LeBron James to the Los Angeles Clippers Would Be Magic 2.0

    In 1979, basketball wasn't dead, but it was on life support. The games were, for the most part, lifeless.  For every Julius Erving, George Gervin, and David Thompson, there were a hundred other players that couldn't shoot straight...

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  3. NBA Trade Deadline: A Rare Win-Win-Win Trade

    When he stepped down as coach of the Clippers, Mike Dunleavy made it very clear the club would be active this trading deadline and in the free agent period this offseason. If there was any doubt then, there is none now...

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  4. Los Angeles Clippers Trade Marcus Camby for a Better Shot at LeBron James

    I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I fell for it. I fell for the classic "bait and switch." When I was offered the Featured Columnist position here at B/R for the Clippers, I jumped at the chance...

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  5. Los Angeles Clippers All-Star Break Report: They Stink

    Maybe it will pass.Maybe Kim Hughes can channel Harry Houdini.Maybe Blake Griffin will heal, average 30 points and 15 rebounds the rest of the way to win the Rookie of the Year and MVP awards while leading the Clippers to the NBA Championship...

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  6. Los Angeles Clippers Chris Kaman Gets a Well Deserved All Star Berth

    The Los Angeles Clipper roller coaster ride continues to roll. The season started with the high of learning they had landed the #1 NBA draft pick and selected Blake Griffin...

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  7. LeBron James & Dwight Howard Channel Michael Jordan & Larry Bird, Sort Of

    I'm an open-minded kind of guy. I have always been willing to at least give things a try before accepting or rejecting them...

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  8. Los Angeles Clippers: Mike Dunleavy Out, Hope Remains

    The writing has been on the wall for a while. The thick writing was painted over a white wall in dark black paint and in bold capitalized letters. The Clippers' decision to dismiss Mike Dunleavy came as a shock to no one...

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  9. NBA Trade Deadline: Why The Lakers Need to Trade Andrew Bynum

    The Lakers were floundering. The year was 2005 and short of Kobe Bryant, they were a very mediocre team. Making matters worse, coach Rudy Tomjanovich resigned the in the middle of the 2004-2005 season; the team seemed rudderless...

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  10. After a Long Wait the Los Angeles Clippers Debut a Round One Draft Pick

    If you blinked, you missed it. I was driving through Utah once with my kids. We saw a sign welcoming us to a city, and before we could look around to see landmarks, we saw another sign thanking us for the visit...

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  11. Houston Rockets: The NBA's Biggest Surprise

    Take the top three scorers away from any team today and that team tumbles, right? Imagine the Lakers without Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum. The Cavaliers without LeBron James, Mo Williams and Shaquille O'Neal...

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  12. The 2010 Los Angeles Angels Look A Lot Like The 2003 Version

    Where 2002 was amazing for the Angels, 2003 was anemic. Where 2002 was about redemption, 2003 was repugnant. The franchise took the unusual step after winning the 2002 World Series of keeping their team together for a run at a repeat...

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  13. Assessing the Los Angeles Clippers After the Blake Griffin Storm

    We are in the middle of a string of storms here in Southern California. They would probably rank as a four on the one to 10 scale of storms for our friends in the Pacific Northwest who are used to this sort of thing...

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  14. NBA Power Ranking: MLK Edition

    Before we get to the numbers in this week's MLK edition of the Power Rankings, here is a quick recap of the teams in the Association broken up into thirds. The Top Third Everybody can be great...

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  15. Scoop of the Century: An Interview with Blake Griffin's Knee

    It was a long shot, but I was willing to try. I take my role as Featured Columnist for the Los Angeles Clippers very seriously, and when news that Blake Griffin's season was lost due to injury, I knew what I had to do...

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  16. Debunking the Los Angeles Clipper Curse With Blake Griffin

    It's impossible to deny that everything about the Clippers 2009-2010 season revolved around Blake Griffin. ESPN shot one of their RV commercials with Griffin, and even included his image to promote the new ESPN Los Angeles web site...

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  17. Blake Griffin's Aborted Season May Mark the End for Coach Mike Dunleavy

    The contract extension that Mike Dunleavy signed with the Clippers in 2006 was for four years and paid him $5.6 million a year. For the first time ever, a Clipper coach was among the highest-paid coaches in the NBA...

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  18. Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers: We'll Get 'Em Next Year

    Why? Is it because having two good teams in L.A. is one too many? Is it because the Clippers enjoyed one great year in 2006 and are only allowed one every century or so? Why do the basketball ...

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  19. Sound the Alarm!: Los Angeles Clippers Squander Another Opportunity

    Sometimes, life works in your favor. Everything lines up perfectly. That girl you have been checking out for months happens to drop something, which you pick up and return...

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  20. Are the Los Angeles Clippers Reversing the Curse?

    The idea of a curse is silly, isn't it? Why we continue to hold on to such drivel is beyond me. Everyone knows that the only real legitimate curse is attached to that baseball team from Chicago...

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  21. Will The Clippers Wilt Under The Glare Of The Spotlight?

    Generally speaking, covering the LA Clippers is about finding things to write about. I admit it's not the most glamorous assignment. No one on the team is dating or married to a reality TV star...

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  22. Clippers-Lakers: The L.A. David's Beat Up the L.A. Goliath's

    The gauntlet was thrown after the Lakers win over Houston. Lamar Odom was interviewed after that game and was asked about the team's next game, a designated away battle against the Clippers at Staples Center...

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  23. Los Angeles Clippers Bandwagon Grows By One After Win Over Portland

    My wife recently watched the movie "It's Complicated." When she came home our 11-year-old son asked her what it was about. I answered for her that it was about a couple that were together, then broke up, then got back together...

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  24. Clippers Close 2009 and Look to 2010 With Hope and a Plan in Place

    Lisa Dillman is the Clippers beat writer for the L.A. Times. She recently called the squad "the most perplexing team in the NBA." With apologies to Clipper broadcaster Ralph Lawler, "BINGO!"...

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  25. The Los Angeles Clippers Top 10 Players of the Decade

    Clipper fans are an admittedly small, but very passionate group. They understand the game and love their team. That was never more evident than when they recently booed Jason Williams of the Orlando Magic each time he had the ball...

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