Things got tense between the Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday when Blake Griffin and Serge Ibaka got tangled up near the end of the second quarter. After getting fouled by Ibaka on a shot attempt near the rim, Griffin got a hold of Ibaka’s arm and held on tight. The natural reaction by Ibaka was to set himself free from the hold, but it appeared as if he had shoved Griffin from the back in the process.
Over the years, bashing the Clippers has hardly been an art form primarily because if anyone can do it, it’s not art. As lousy of a history as the Clippers have had, they have always been an underground favorite of writers. At certain points of the season, most writers have some sort of burnout. When that happens, Clips owner Donald Sterling will inevitably do something absurd and, boom, you’ve got a column. The wacky Sterling stories are so numerous that it’s
It’s exactly 10 days into this NBA regular season, it feels like 10 weeks for those who cover the league on a regular basis, and a whole hell of a lot has already happened. Few things have gone as expected, of course the undefeated start for the Pacers is an exception, and surprises abound across the league. Here are 10 that immediately came to mind, including a pair of dazzling young point guards, one major market team in big trouble and
The NBA season is barely under way, and already there is talk of some statement games having taken place. Those are the games that match up two teams that possibly have implications for later playoff matchups or showcase two rival players battling for recognition as King of the Hill. On Opening Night in L.A., the Clippers-Lakers “rivalry” started with the Lakers playing an inspired game and beating the “other LA team” that is poised to make a serious run at the
Monday, November 4, 2013 marked yet another day of NBA basketball. Eight teams took part in four games, as three inter-conference battles and one clash between NBA championship contenders took the league by storm. Here’s everything you need to know about what transpired.
On a night in which 13 games transpired, three players managed to rise above the rest as the stars of the evening: Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans, Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers and Vitor Faverani of the Boston Celtics. Davis, Faverani and Griffin may not be the first names to come to mind when it comes to elite statistical production, but each of those rising big men found a way to dominate on Day 4 of the
Friday morning (Pacific time), a gunman pulled a rifle from a bag and began shooting. The authorities pursued the assailant through Terminal 3 before shooting and capturing him. Among the victims, one person has been confirmed dead, some others injured. According to reports, the shooting has rendered LAX, among the busiest airports in the world, into a practical no fly zone. There has been a “ground stop” for all arriving flights, and nearly every flight scheduled to leave Los Angeles is expected