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Before we start congratulating Adam Silver too much, remember Silver was the deputy NBA commissioner for twenty years of this Donald Sterling nonsense, and ignored his terrible behavior for years. He also might just give the team to Sterling’s wife..
From his Q&A:
 Q. Have there been any decisions about whether the immediate members of Mr. Sterling’s family, including Rochelle, will be allowed to remain in an ownership or managerial position in the league, as well?
 ADAM SILVER: No, there have been no decisions about other members of the Sterling family, and I should say that this ruling applies specifically to Donald Sterling and Donald Sterling’s conduct only.

So the NBA may well have banned Donald Sterling to hand the team over to his wife - who was also sued by the government for racial discrimination in housing. She used to pretend to be a health inspector in order to harass tenants, and, of course, record their ethnicities.
Donald Sterling’s lifetime ban is cause for celebration. But let’s make sure the team isn’t just going to a different racist slumlord with the same last name.

Before we start congratulating Adam Silver too much, remember Silver was the deputy NBA commissioner for twenty years of this Donald Sterling nonsense, and ignored his terrible behavior for years. He also might just give the team to Sterling’s wife..

From his Q&A:

Q. Have there been any decisions about whether the immediate members of Mr. Sterling’s family, including Rochelle, will be allowed to remain in an ownership or managerial position in the league, as well?

ADAM SILVER: No, there have been no decisions about other members of the Sterling family, and I should say that this ruling applies specifically to Donald Sterling and Donald Sterling’s conduct only.

So the NBA may well have banned Donald Sterling to hand the team over to his wife - who was also sued by the government for racial discrimination in housing. She used to pretend to be a health inspector in order to harass tenants, and, of course, record their ethnicities.

Donald Sterling’s lifetime ban is cause for celebration. But let’s make sure the team isn’t just going to a different racist slumlord with the same last name.

Let’s not sleep on the REAL news this afternoon.

Let’s not sleep on the REAL news this afternoon.

Frankie Muniz remains conspicuously silent about the Donald Sterling allegations.

Frankie Muniz remains conspicuously silent about the Donald Sterling allegations.

They look like Charles when the catering comes. They look content.
— Kenny Smith, on the not-so-motivated Golden State Warriors tonight

Even in Blake Griffin’s commercials, someone’s falling down and pretending to be hurt.

sportscentr:

The saddest fan at the Staples Center.

Imagine how hard he would have flopped if that cup of water had landed on Blake Griffin instead

Mike D’Antoni said the Lakers ride Kobe like Secretariat. Well Kobe’s going to be out for a while, so Pau Gasol decided to climb on Chris Paul’s back instead.
(AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

Mike D’Antoni said the Lakers ride Kobe like Secretariat. Well Kobe’s going to be out for a while, so Pau Gasol decided to climb on Chris Paul’s back instead.

(AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

(via sportsnetny)
Basketball never stops.
@WojYahooNBA is reporting this: that Boston would receive DeAndre Jordan and two first-round picks; Donald Sterling is willing to pay Rivers at or near his current salary, and that Garnett is in for the idea of reuniting with Rivers and assistant Clippers coach Ty Lue; the Clippers are reaching out to Chris Paul for assurance that he will resign with L.A..
The potential stumbling block is that Danny Ainge wants the trade to include Eric Bledsoe. And who knows what that would mean, long term, for Rajon Rondo.
Basketball never stops.

(via sportsnetny)

Basketball never stops.

@WojYahooNBA is reporting this: that Boston would receive DeAndre Jordan and two first-round picks; Donald Sterling is willing to pay Rivers at or near his current salary, and that Garnett is in for the idea of reuniting with Rivers and assistant Clippers coach Ty Lue; the Clippers are reaching out to Chris Paul for assurance that he will resign with L.A..

The potential stumbling block is that Danny Ainge wants the trade to include Eric Bledsoe. And who knows what that would mean, long term, for Rajon Rondo.

Basketball never stops.

What exactly is the best way to describe the Memphis Grizzlies/Los Angeles Clippers playoff series? While it lacks the offensively flash of the Golden State Warriors-Denver Nuggets series or the kung fu movie like plot line about James Harden returning to Oklahoma City to knock out his former teammates. The best thing that the Grizzlies-Clippers series has going is the fact that these two teams do not like each other. It will most likely the physicality of the Knicks-Heats playoff showdowns of yore, the intensity will be there. A lot of it. This series could go either way and it’s going to be a slug fest. 
In fairness, I’m a little more partial to the Clippers because living in Southern California, I can watch more of their games instead of the Grizzlies (Sorry Grizzlies fans), but it will be interesting to see if Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan can match up with Zach Randolph and the best center in the league, Marc Gasol. This Clipper team is certainly better than last season’s, but it lacks the physical presence of Kenyon Martin and Reggie Evans off the bench. At the same time, the Grizzlies lack a strong scorer. 
It all comes down to Chris Paul. If Chris Paul is Chris Paul and plays out of his mind, then the Clippers have a strong chance of advancing to the next round. 

What exactly is the best way to describe the Memphis Grizzlies/Los Angeles Clippers playoff series? While it lacks the offensively flash of the Golden State Warriors-Denver Nuggets series or the kung fu movie like plot line about James Harden returning to Oklahoma City to knock out his former teammates. The best thing that the Grizzlies-Clippers series has going is the fact that these two teams do not like each other. It will most likely the physicality of the Knicks-Heats playoff showdowns of yore, the intensity will be there. A lot of it. This series could go either way and it’s going to be a slug fest. 

In fairness, I’m a little more partial to the Clippers because living in Southern California, I can watch more of their games instead of the Grizzlies (Sorry Grizzlies fans), but it will be interesting to see if Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan can match up with Zach Randolph and the best center in the league, Marc Gasol. This Clipper team is certainly better than last season’s, but it lacks the physical presence of Kenyon Martin and Reggie Evans off the bench. At the same time, the Grizzlies lack a strong scorer. 

It all comes down to Chris Paul. If Chris Paul is Chris Paul and plays out of his mind, then the Clippers have a strong chance of advancing to the next round. 

NBA Playoffs throwback: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies, 2012, Western Conference quarterfinals. 

Comebacks be cray cray! Chris Paul plays 38 minutes and Nick Young scores 19 points during a 26-1 Clippers run in the 4th quarter of Game 1. All of this in the face of Z-Bo push-ups and a kid’s head exploding courtside. At least Memphis won’t have to worry about Rudy Gay missing the last shot this year.

The rematch begins in Los Angeles Saturday night at 10:30pm EST on ESPN.

Clippers now…

[ED. NOTE: If the Clippers and the Heat face each other in the Finals I hope they just let them have a dunk contest during overtime]

oakleyandallen:

H/T @treykerby

Clippers then…

Chris Paul Everything right now. I’m going to start calling him Dr. Manhattan because his handles defy physics. 

That quantum crossover will rearrange all the quarks in your ankle.

@Suga_Shane

(Source: nbaoffseason.com)

Have you seen this clip of the Warriors bench from last Wednesday’s game in Oakland? Blake Griffin forces up a three at the end of the shot clock and clangs it off the side of the backboard, and the bench - specifically Kent Bazemore - goes nuts.

We can’t confirm this, but it seems likely that Blake Griffin and the Clippers have also seen this clip, and they took it personally tonight. Griffin’s line in the first quarter alone:

14 points (6-7 FG, 2-3 FT), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 fouls drawn.

When you consider that Chris Paul was in the game throwing alley oops to the starters while up by 35 (granted, it was still the third quarter), you have to think that the Clippers were avenging more than just a loss last night. That, or they were making sure teammate Ronny Turiaf retains his title as King of the Bench Dances.

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