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Woike: Clippers players racking up assists

Sun Sep 07, 2014

GRANADA HILLS – They didn’t have to be there, but family always comes through. With Snoop Dogg as a co-host, there always was going to be a fair amount of star power. But when Matt Barnes or any other Clippers send up the Bat-Signal, teammates come running. For the second year in a row, Barnes played host to a

Clippers sign a pair to bolser their bench

Wed Sep 03, 2014

The Clippers signed big man Ekpe Udoh and wing Chris Douglas-Roberts on Wednesday. With flexibility gained after trading Jared Dudley and a future first-round pick to Milwaukee, Doc Rivers bolstered the team’s bench with the moves. “Chris and Ekpe are two versatile players who bring depth and a strong presence to our

Clippers waive two players acquired in Dudley trade

Fri Aug 29, 2014

What is your favorite memory from the Carlos Delfino/Miroslav Raduljica era with the Clippers? Is it the time we weren’t sure whether Delfino would be healthy enough to play this season? Was it when we learned how to spell “Raduljica?” These are the questions Clippers fans now must ask themselves after the team Friday w

Ballmer, Clippers reward Rivers with $50 million extension

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Doc Rivers moved to the front. His players were thrust into a dizzying situation during the playoffs last spring, deciding between boycotting and playing, protesting or proceeding as nothing happened. There was confusion. There was conflict. There was exhaustion. And, luckily for the Clippers, there was Rivers. Coaches, p

Clippers sign Rivers to coach through 2019

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Owner Steve Ballmer didn't waste time. Wednesday, Ballmer got Doc Rivers to sign a new contract, keeping him as the Clippers' head coach through the 2019 season. “This is an important day for this organization,” Ballmer said in a statement. "I am excited to work with Doc for a long time as we build a championship cult

Clippers trade Jared Dudley to Milwaukee

Tue Aug 26, 2014

When the Clippers acquired Jared Dudley last summer, they thought they were getting the perfect piece. Tuesday when they traded him to the Milwaukee Bucks, they had to give up a first-round draft pick just to get out of his contract. The Clippers sent Dudley to the Bucks, along with the draft pick, getting veteran Carlos Delfino, 7-foote

Miller: Ballmer is over the top, claims Clippers will be too

Mon Aug 18, 2014

LOS ANGELES – There’s only one place to correctly start this column and that’s with the scene because it was, honestly, something to be seen. Steve Ballmer officially arrived here Monday – showing up several weeks after his reputation did, Ballmer’s reputation being that, as a public speaker, he’s pass

Energetic Ballmer makes bold promises in his pep-rally debut as Clippers owner

Mon Aug 18, 2014

LOS ANGELES – New owner Steve Ballmer said Monday the Clippers will be NBA champions. And it won’t be just one title, but many. “I will boldly say the Clippers will win many, many more Larrys in the next 26 (years) than the last 26,” Ballmer excitedly shouted to fans inside Staples Center, referring to the Larry O

Steve Ballmer debuts as L.A. Clippers owner

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Steve Ballmer introduced himself to Los Angeles Clippers fans at a rally Monday celebrating his new ownership of the NBA team. The former Microsoft CEO made his way through the crowd inside Staples Center, exchanging high-fives and clapping furiously as he took the stage. Ballmer paid a record $2 billion for the team in a sale th

Miller: Clippers should have cast out Shelly Sterling too

Wed Aug 13, 2014

ANAHEIM – They were close, this close to getting it right. That’s not an indictment, not when we’re talking about the Clippers, a franchise as historically well intentioned yet futile as non-alcoholic beer. Coming close is a victory for this team, which, on the court, still never has been parti

Lakers to open season Oct. 28, Clippers on Oct. 30

Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Lakers start the 2014-15 season against a team their fans love to hate, while the Clippers will open their first season under new owner Steve Ballmer against the team that eliminated them from last season’s playoffs. The NBA released its schedule for the upcoming season Wednesday, and the Lakers will open Oct. 28 with a nationa

Court rejects Donald Sterling's last-chance petition

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Donald Sterling lost his last-chance bid to stop the sale of the Clippers when an appeals court rejected his petition Wednesday, citing the fact that the sale had closed a day earlier. Sterling, who had owned the Clippers since 1981, was attempting to halt the $2 billion sale of the team to Steve Ballmer that culminated Tuesday.

Ballmer's purchase of Clippers is complete

Tue Aug 12, 2014

The Clippers aren’t Donald Sterling’s anymore. The team now belongs to Steve Ballmer. And he’s pumped. The NBA announced Tuesday that the $2 billion sale of the team to the former Microsoft CEO has closed, and the league has approved the deal. The NBA’s Board of Governors approved Ballmer as an owner last

Ballmer: This is a hard-core commitment

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Steve Ballmer wants you to know something about him. The Clippers’ new owner, the man who spent $2 billion to purchase the team from Shelly Sterling in the aftermath of one of sport’s most unusual scandals, has a one-word creed he tries to follow. Steve Ballmer is hardcore. “I think the most important thing

Clippers sale to Steve Balmer finalized

Tue Aug 12, 2014

The Clippers belong to Steve Ballmer. The NBA announced Tuesday that $2 billion sale of the team to the former Microsoft CEO has closed, and the league has approved the deal. The NBA’s Board of Governors approved Ballmer as an owner last week. RELATED:

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