The Daily Clipper - All Star Weekend Edition

Feb 22, 2012, Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers cheerleader Katrina Jo Balbuena performs during the game against the Denver Nuggets at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE


I'm all over the place today. Some Clippers news, but most about the rest of the league and the party going on in Orlando.

Clippers related stuff:

Behind the bluster, Kenyon Martin has a heart - latimes.com
Martin was teased as a child because he stuttered. Today the tough guy helps organizations that aid stutterers.

Clippers remain a work in progress
While Clips appear to be a lock for the playoffs, Michael Martinez breaks down the team at the midway point.

Herd on ESPN Radio: Substance over style - ESPN
Colin Cowherd says Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin may be more flashy, but Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh is the far superior player. Check out the video above.

SLAM ONLINE | " Lob City: The Best Clippers Squad Ever?

Clippers still trying to get caught up - Clippers blog : The Orange County Register
Thanks to the NBA lockout, which caused the season to be postponed before being shortened to 66 games, Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro is saying things a coach...

Whicker: Evans earns top grades in boarding school - Clippers blog : The Orange County Register
The first round of the 2002 NBA draft had come and gone. Reggie Evans suddenly had little interest in the second.

Amazon.com: NBA Player 14-Inch Plush Doll: Sports & Outdoors
Get your very own Griffin plush doll!

NBA, All-Star, Linsanity and other team clippings:

Twitter / @MadelynBurke: Ricky Rubio setting a new ...
Ricky Rubio setting a new Guiness world record 18 behind the backboard shots in one minute #brilliant pic.twitter.com/AUJ0EoEE

Delighted Obama raises cash with NBA celebrities - KTUL.com - Tulsa, Oklahoma - Coverage You Can Count On
Among those invited were former L.A. Lakers star Earvin "Magic" Johnson, former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning and Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers.

2012 NBA All-Star Weekend Preview: Lakers, Clippers Take Center Stage For Western Conference - SB Nation Los Angeles
The 2012 NBA All-Star Game is held in Orlando this weekend, but the game will have a decided Los Angeles flair, as the Lakers and Clippers each have two starters in Sunday's contest. But the events...

Staples Center floor changeover time-lapse video - latimes.com
Staples Center is home to four professional sports franchises, the Lakers, Clippers, Kings and Sparks. Each team has a different set-up on the arena floor. It is up to the crew overseen by the Staples Center operations department to reconfigure the floor for each game. Several times a year they must make the changeover twice or more over one weekend in between games.

Minnesota Timberwolves Sing Nsync's "Tearin' Up My Heart" | SportsGrid
The Minnesota Timberwolves are an improving young team. They've posted as many wins in 34 games this season as they did in 82 last year. They've got Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio. They'll be a force to be reckoned with sooner rather than later. The shame of it is, though, that while they were all working hard improving dramatically at basketball, they fell out of practice at singing 'N Sync's Tearin' Up My Heart.

California businessman's group a top candidate to own New Orleans Hornets | NOLA.com
Raj Bhathal's group includes Larry J. Benson, brother of Saints owner Tom Benson

New Orleans Hornets guard Eric Gordon says he had cartilage damage in his right knee | NOLA.com
Point guard expected to miss at least five more weeks. (Point Guard???)

Los Angeles Lakers' Andrew Bynum to undergo knee procedure in Florida - ESPN Los Angeles
Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum has scheduled a knee procedure during All-Star weekend that he hopes will help keep him healthy during the second half of the season.

Dwight Howard's status a focus at All-Star weekend – USATODAY.com
Dwight Howard craves a championship and wants it "while I'm young and still have a lot of my abilities. I don't want to wait until I'm old."

Jason Gay: Jeremy Lin's Summer of Glove - WSJ.com
Gary Payton tutored the Knicks phenom before his stint in the NBA's Summer League

Can Jeremy Lin Change China's Approach to Basketball? - The Daily Fix - WSJ
An author who's followed the Chinese basketball league discusses Chinese coaches' attitudes and misconceptions about their players, how Jeremy Lin may change that from an ocean away and much more.

Randy Wittman on JaVale McGee’s goaltending - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
At least DJ doesn't have these blockhead moments...

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