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  1. Report: Donald Sterling almost blew up Bledsoe trade, Clippers summer

    Oct 28, 2013, 11:13 PM EDT

    Donald Sterling, Rochelle Sterling

    Things are different around the Clippers organization now compared to even five years ago, let alone a decade. It’s not just the winning on the court, there is more professionalism around the entire organization. But they are still owned by Donald Sterling, the man who is the reason for the decades of futility. This summer…

  2. Report: New Kings owner eyes Mike Malone as coach

    May 25, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

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    Golden State’s Mike Malone has been in the group with Brian Shaw and Mike Budenholzer the past few years — top assistant coaches that get interviews but have yet to land in the big chair. That could be about to change for Malone — it’s a good thing when the owner wants you. And the…

  3. Clippers future now in hands of one Donald T. Sterling

    Dec 15, 2011, 9:48 AM EDT

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    Wednesday night the Clippers went from “good young team with potential” to “these guys are close to being contenders.” The Clippers are not title contenders yet. Not until we see them play better and consistent defense. Not until we’re convinced Vinny Del Negro can coach a team to a championship. Not with the stopgap Chauncey…

  4. Mike Dunleavy Sr. awarded $13 million in arbitration hearing

    Jun 10, 2011, 7:20 PM EDT

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    Well, it looks like at least one of notoriously cheap Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s cost-cutting measures has failed. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Times’ Lisa Dillman, here’s the story: An arbitrator has awarded former Clippers general manager and coach Mike Dunleavy slightly more than $13 million in compensation. The Clippers had quit paying Dunleavy immediately…

  5. Elgin Baylor’s lawsuit against Donald Sterling shot down by jury

    Mar 30, 2011, 4:19 PM EDT

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    Clippers Donald Sterling is still a despicable human being. A man with a laundry list of offenses of offenses from the serious (racial housing discrimination) to just screwing up his NBA team. This has not changed. But he has won key court battle. A jury Wednesday rejected a $2 million lawsuit brought by former Clippers…

  6. Could Clippers embarrassing owner drive Blake Griffin away?

    Mar 19, 2011, 11:40 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers v Dallas Mavericks

    We’ve all been there — working for a boss so bad you started plotting your way out from the first day you were on the job. We’ve all got the horror stories. Clipper GM Neil Olshey has said Blake Griffin will be a Clipper forever. You can bet that is the desire of the front…

  7. Donald Sterling sounds out of touch, disinterested at trial

    Mar 16, 2011, 11:08 AM EDT

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    Clippers owner Donald Sterling did not sound like a cold hearted, penny pinching, racist on the witness stand of a trail Tuesday. He sounded clueless and disinterested, however. Elgin Baylor — Lakers legend and Clipper employee for more than two decades — is suing Sterling for age discrimination for Baylor’s firing as team general manager…

  8. Players had to cover coach’s cancer surgery because Clippers wouldn’t

    Mar 15, 2011, 12:15 PM EDT

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    The Clippers — behind the force of nature that is Blake Griffin — are on the precipice of being good. Maybe very good. Only the Thunder are a young team as well positioned to grow into a contender as the Clippers. Los Angeles has a franchise player, a good number two in Eric Gordon, quality…

  9. Clipper GM: Blake Griffin will forever be a Clipper

    Jan 20, 2011, 11:26 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Los Angeles Clippers

    We all keep doing it. We watch the Clippers do something like dismantle Minnesota Wednesday night, we see them beat the Lakers and Heat, we look at their franchise player in Blake Griffin, their young core of talented players, and we ask… How are the Clippers going to screw this up? The Clippers GM told…

  10. There is literally no end to Donald Sterling’s audacity

    Jan 16, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Okay, it’s an NBA owners meeting sometime last year. You’re Donald Sterling. I’ll wait while you vomit at that idea. Okay, you’re Donald Sterling. You are certifiably the worst owner in the history of professional sports. In addition to being an alleged slum lord, an alleged racist, having been alleged as having committed sexual harassment…

  11. Funniest part of ‘Melo trade: Nuggets asked about Blake Griffin

    Jan 11, 2011, 11:16 AM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Clippers

    Can’t blame a guy for trying, I guess. Of all the crazy rumors flying around the Carmelo Anthony trade scenarios this one (from Marc Stein of ESPN) made me laugh out loud. The Clippers’ Blake Griffin is one of Denver’s dream targets in an Anthony trade, but sources told ESPN.com that those overtures have been…

  12. New legal filings against Clippers should make Blake Griffin cry

    Jan 7, 2011, 8:44 AM EDT

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    Any time you feel yourself start to nod in agreement when someone says, “You know, with Blake Griffin and Eric Gordon, the Clippers are a team on the rise,” come back and read this post. ESPN got a hold of more legal filings in former Clipper GM Elgin Baylor’s wrongful termination lawsuit against the team…

  13. Mark Cuban tries not to yell at players, chooses refs instead

    Dec 14, 2010, 3:42 PM EDT

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    Mark Cuban tries not to, which is more than we can say for Donald Sterling. If you are invested — emotionally and financially — as an NBA owner, you bet you would get frustrated when your team doesn’t play well. Los Angeles Clippers owner Sterling has taken that frustration out by heckling players during games,…

  14. Clippers owner Donald Sterling now heckling Baron Davis, too

    Dec 13, 2010, 10:51 AM EDT

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    “Why are you in the game?” “Why did you take that shot?” “You’re out of shape!” Clippers fans have been yelling that at Baron Davis for years. Now that is what Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been yelling at Davis, Marc Spears of Yahoo reports. Apparently Sterling has taunted other players as well, but like…

  15. In case you forgot, Donald Sterling can be an embarrassment

    Nov 9, 2010, 9:05 PM EDT

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    Donald Sterling. While other owners strive to reach his level he remains to gold standard. Well, maybe the coal standard. Or, um, fertilizer standard. Let’s ignore his Clippers slow start on the court — they are entertaining and show some promise in spite of everything — and talk about him off the court. Remember that…

  16. NBA Season Preview: Los Angeles Clippers

    Oct 22, 2010, 6:06 PM EDT

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    Last season: 29-53, a season that seemed lost when Blake Griffin fractured his kneecap landing after a monster dunk in the preseason. But only the Clippers can find ways to bring that down even farther: there was the Mike Dunleavy firing (which is on its way to court), Baron Davis checked out mentally, then there…

  17. Quote of the day, Ron Artest wants LA to trade the Clippers for the NFL's Chargers

    Sep 21, 2010, 9:32 AM EDT

    “Maybe we can swap, the Chargers for the Clippers. No disrespect to the Clippers. You can have them back. I don’t mean that in a disrespectful way. I really like the Clippers, but I feel they deserve their own fan base because in L.A. they’re overshadowed. The Clippers deserve a shot at having their own…

  18. Battle Royale: The three worst owners in the NBA

    Sep 18, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

    Battle Royale takes a topic and seeks to settle the pecking order of a given subject. Today’s topic? Who’s the worst owner in the NBA? You’re only as good as your owner. After all, you can have great chefs but if your owner doesn’t know how to keep the lights on you’re going to get…

  19. Report: Carmelo Anthony told Denver owner face-to-face to trade him, team trying

    Aug 26, 2010, 7:38 PM EDT

    Congratulations on the new gig Masai Ujiri, now go trade Carmelo Anthony and make sure you get us a good deal… Not sure that was the exact welcoming package for the new Denver Nuggets general manager, but a new report says it may not be far off. And apparently the Nets and Clippers are the…

  20. With the Clippers Donald Sterling, it's not just the coaches you know who get screwed

    Aug 19, 2010, 9:03 AM EDT

    We’ve written before about Mike Dunleavy having to go to court to get the last year of his $6.5 million guaranteed contract paid (and getting sued back by the team. It’s a Donald Sterling Clipper tradition dating back to Bill Fitch — once you’re let go, the checks stop. Contracts be damned. That applies to…

  21. Clippers owner Sterling remains confused why his team doesn't win, attract big names

    Aug 17, 2010, 2:26 PM EDT

    It’s easy to go for the easy joke when talking about Donald Sterling, owner of the Clippers. Too easy. The snark almost writes itself. And we do love our snark in these parts. But what’s genuinely amazing about interviews with him is how disconnected from the reality on the ground he seems to be. His…

  22. Mike Dunleavy still trying to get paid by Clippers, but the lawyers are making money

    Aug 3, 2010, 12:27 PM EDT

    Vinny Del Negro, this could be your future. The legal battle between former coach and general manager Mike Dunleavy and the Clippers and owner Donald Sterling continues. It’s a soap opera not sexy enough for People magazine, but Courthouse News is all over it. The Los Angeles Clippers and their owner want to stop former…

  23. David Geffen wants to buy the Clippers, but no sale

    Jun 8, 2010, 12:50 PM EDT

    UPDATE: 12:50 pm: Clipper team president Andy Roeser spoke with Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times and refuted these claims. She tweeted his response and added a comment: “Mr. Sterling has never expressed a desire to sell any part of his team. Because it is an asset of remarkable value, it’s true that there…

  24. Hey LeBron James – come to the Clippers and pick your own coach

    May 22, 2010, 2:10 PM EDT

    The Philadelphia 76ers have got their man. The New Orleans Hornets are down to a couple assistant coaches they like. The Hawks are interviewing. The Nets waited for their new owner to be in place but their coaching search is going. The Bulls have done an interview and fended off John Calipari rumors. And the…

  25. As sadly expected, Clippers have stopped paying Dunleavy, arbitration next

    Apr 21, 2010, 11:17 AM EDT

    We warned you more than a month ago this was coming. It was all so predictable. Clippers owner Donald Sterling would live up to his reputation as cheap — contracts be damned — and the Clippers and Mike Dunleavy were on a path to court. Well, the first step has come as the Clippers have…

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