Tag: KAWHI LEONARD

5 Players Who Are As Good As Gone Before the NBA Trade Deadline

Photo: Andy Lyons (Getty Images) Do you know what today is? Yes, I know it’s Thursday and your child support is due, but more importantly, today is the NBA trade deadline—the magical day in which teams throughout Adam Silver’s lucrative kingdom make a last-ditch effort to either acquire assets or strengthen their rosters before Kyrie […]

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Is New Balance Basketball the Sneaker Brand To Watch in 2021?

Patience is a virtue. In 2018 New Balance announced its proper return to the world of basketball. The American sneaker brand had largely stepped away from hoops for a while after a period of relevance in the ‘80s and ‘90s when shoes like the NB 450 and 550 could be spotted on the court regularly. […]

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Kawhi Leonard And Paul George Are In The NBA’s Health And Safety Protocols

The Clippers have, unsurprisingly, been among the NBA’s best teams to start the 2020-21 season, going 13-4 out of the gate to put them in a tie with the Lakers atop the Western Conference standings. Paul George’s play, in particular, has been noteworthy, as the star forward is playing All-NBA caliber basketball and has seemingly […]

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Pandemic be Damned, NBA Opening Night Was a Win for Everybody But COVID-19

Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors dribbles against Spencer Dinwiddie #26 of the Brooklyn Nets during the first half at Barclays Center on December 22, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Photo: Sarah Stier (Getty Images) I don’t know how you spent your Tuesday night, but since the coronavirus won’t […]

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Did the Clippers Illegally Recruit Kawhi Leonard? NBA Opens Investigation to Find Out

Photo: Ezra Shaw (Getty Images) Once upon a time, when NBA players were still allowed to play defense and the New York Knicks were still a professional basketball team, the Minnesota Timberwolves did a very stupid thing. Advertisement In fact, it was so stupid that then-NBA commissioner David Stern snatched the soul from that team’s […]

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The NBA Will Reportedly Investigate Jerry West’s Recruitment Of Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard is entering his second season in Los Angeles after choosing the Clippers in free agency a year ago, provided they paired him with another star in Paul George. The Clippers’ pursuit of Leonard had been no secret, as Lawrence Frank was a regular at Raptors games to watch Leonard and make clear L.A.’s […]

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Kawhi Leonard And Patrick Beverley Took Turns Trolling Montrezl Harrell In Their First Preseason Game

As you might recall, things didn’t end well for the Los Angeles Clippers last season. The team that many considered the favorites to take home the 2020 title instead imploded on itself, allowing the Nuggets to come back from a 3-1 series lead in the West semifinals and sending the organization reeling into the offseason. […]

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Paul George, Clippers Agree to 5-Year Extension Worth Up to $226 Million: ‘I Owe Them a Trophy’

Photo: Ronald Martinez (Getty Images) 2020 has been a rough year for all of us, but it’s been a particularly ugly year for the Los Angeles Temecula Clippers. After spending their 2019-20 offseason assembling the closest thing to Thanos and the Black Order that the NBA has seen in recent memory, the team left their […]

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Kawhi Leonard’s Free Agency Pitch To Serge Ibaka Was ‘Bro Are You Coming Or No?’

The L.A. Clippers, at one point, found themselves in a precarious position in free agency. With Montrezl Harrell departing for their in-arena rival and signing a deal with the Lakers, the Clippers were suddenly very thin in the frontcourt and were in desperate need of finding a high-level replacement for the reigning Sixth Man of […]

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The Best And Worst 2021 NBA MVP Bets You Can Make

The NBA season is, somehow, right around the corner, and with it come a bounty of future odds at your local sportsbook. There are team win totals — if you plan on betting these, please remember it’s a 72-game season, not an 82-game season, and adjust your math accordingly — as well as player props […]

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Report: Clippers Players Wondered Why Paul George Was Given ‘Preferential Treatment’

By now we know that a massive aspect of the Clippers’ disappointing 2019-20 season was that they failed to gel as a team, and that in particular, the way that superstar additions Kawhi Leonard and Paul George were treated by management and the coaching staff rubbed some of the other players on the team the […]

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Ty Lue Is the Man for the Job, but He’s Got a Lot of Work to Do to Fix the Clippers

Head coach Tyronn Lue of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts to the officiating from the referees during an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on December 25, 2017 in Oakland, California.Photo: Thearon W. Henderson (Getty Images) After one of the biggest implosions in NBA history, in which the Los Angeles Temecula […]

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Jared Dudley Details Life Inside the NBA Bubble, Admits the Lakers Laughed at the Clippers Just Like the Rest of Us

Photo: Ethan Miller (Getty Images) Los Angeles Lakers forward Jared Dudley will never make an All-Star game in his life, but if we’re picking an All-Star squad of the best personalities in the entire league, he’s absolutely a lottery pick. Advertisement On the latest episode of The Bill Simmons Podcast, Dudley did what Dudley does: […]

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The Temecula Clippers Are a Disgrace

President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank, head coach Doc Rivers, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard and owner Steve Ballmer of the Los Angeles Clippers attend the Paul George and Kawhi Leonard introductory press conference at Green Meadows Recreation Center on July 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Kevork Djansezian (Getty Images) From the day the 2019-20 […]

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Three Takeaways As The Clippers’ Locked Down The Nuggets To Win Game 4

After the Clippers cruised to a win in Game 3, the Nuggets were looking to even the series on Wednesday night, but suffocating defense on the part of L.A. made it nearly impossible for Denver to get it going offensively, and now they find themselves in the unenviable position of trying to climb back from […]

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Exclusive: Photos of the Los Angeles Clippers Guarding Luka Doncic During Sunday’s Overtime Thriller

Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Here’s some shots of Reggie Jackson contesting Luka’s game-winning step-back. Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Advertisement Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Here’s a really good one of Marcus Morris getting switched on to Luka in the fourth quarter. Advertisement Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Paul George also took a stab at guarding Luka. I got a great shot of […]

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Three Takeaways From Luka Doncic And The Mavs’ Big Game 2 Win Over The Clippers

There were plenty of questions going into the opening-round series between the Mavs and Clippers, chief among them being just how the Slovenian wunderkind Luka Doncic would perform in his playoff debut, when the pressure of the postseason ratchets up the intensity of every possession and defenses try to put the clamps on the opposing […]

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The Clippers Held Off Luka Doncic And The Mavs For A Game 1 Win

The first day of the 2020 NBA Playoffs included real drama, from Donovan Mitchell’s majestic 57-point performance to a hotly contested game between the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers. In the nightcap, there were plenty of fireworks but, by the final buzzer, the L.A. Clippers nabbed a 1-0 lead over the Dallas Mavericks with […]

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