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The Daily Clipper – Back in Business

Well the season is underway and we have yet to fulfill your Daily Clipper needs! Well, crave no more! There’s some old and newer stories in this one. Hattip to whomever did Fanshots for some already. Enjoy!

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We’ll the season is underway and we have yet to fulfill your Daily Clipper needs! Well, crave no more! There’s some old and newer stories in this one. Enjoy!

Clippers News:

Los Angeles Clippers’ Depth a Major Asset | HOOPSWORLD | Basketball News & NBA Rumors
The Los Angeles Clippers are one of the deepest teams in the league, which means Vinny Del Negro can manage his players' minutes.

Clippers week in review: Jamal Crawford, Chris Paul, and getting to the line - SB Nation Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Clippers won two of their first three games in the season's opening week, thanks to CP3 and a more than healthy contribution from newcomer Jamal Crawford.

David Lee to Blake Griffin: ‘Stop flopping!’ (VIDEO) | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo! Sports
From the blog Ball Don't Lie: The NBA grabbed headlines before the season by announcing plans to crack down on flopping with fines and suspensions. There were questions about how effective the penalties would be or if they could be enforced consistently, but the root of … Continue reading → Blog for the Los Angeles NBA Clippers Fans " Blog Archive " Jamal Crawford: Never too late to change
Through three games, the Clippers’ leading scorer isn’t Blake Griffin or Chris Paul, the two most likely candidates.

Blake Griffin: 1-0 Clippers 'not concerned about' 0-2 Lakers | Detroit Free Press |
The Lakers added Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, but the Clippers, with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, could rule L.A.

Lamar Odom still searching for a balance - ESPN
Lamar Odom is back in Los Angeles, but is still looking for answers.

Noted motivational guru Lamar Odom to give Clippers teammates books on setting goals before Lakers game | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo! Sports
The NBA season's first Battle for Los Angeles takes place on Friday night, as the Los Angeles Clippers "visit" the Staples Center looking to move to 2-0 at the expense of a Los Angeles Lakers team that has dropped its opening two contests and would prefer it if y'all would just hush about it.

Clippers' Odom holds key to his success | odom, clippers, last - Sports - The Orange County Register
Sports: Clippers' Odom holds key to his success | odom, clippers, last, team, lamar, one, nba, season, minutes, anything

Source: Blake Griffin joins Jordan Brand -
The Clippers' Blake Griffin has become the latest NBA star to join the prestigious Jordan Brand, an industry source told Griffin wore Jordans in his 2012-13 debut Wednesday night, and an announcement is expected soon.

For Clippers VP Sacks, focus on family makes for winning environment
For Clippers VP Sacks, focus on family makes for winning environment | sacks, barnes, family, team, clippers, wednesday, play, important, season, want

Blake Griffin | Big and Tall Online | Talking Your Tech
Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin talks about how he goes online to find really big clothes for the six foot nine basketball here. Bonus from his Talking Your Tech interview.

Ballislife – It's A Movement – Blake Griffin on Late Night Show Conan talks about the Blake Face

The Chris Paul we've never seen -
Chris Paul has put his name back amongst the best in the league since recovering from his knee injury. We may see his best yet this season.

Tonight’s Opponent:

Hey, Mary! How come Luke Walton is in the rotation? |
Bet you forgot Luke was on the Cavs!!

Cleveland Cavaliers swingman C.J. Miles off to a rough start with his new team |
Miles admits he's pressing, and coach Byron Scott is not happy with the swingman's effort on defense, either.

RealGM Blog: Kyrie Irving Shouldering Heavy Burden For Cavalier Offense
You may want to guard this guy!:

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NBA/Basketball News:

Strain of change leading to concerns about Thunder chemistry | ProBasketballTalk
It has been a strange thing to see — barking and bickering among the tight chemistry of the Oklahoma City Thunder. It’s come up every game so far this season, Darnell Maryberry of the Oklahoman described Sunday’s incident in a loss to the Hawks.

The Warriors' big-time, improbable stand - TrueHoop Blog - ESPN
LOS ANGELES -- Trailing 112-110 with the ball and 21.4 seconds remaining, the Los Angeles Clippers couldn't have asked for more favorable condition.

Obama to play basketball on election day
The president will observe his most time-honored Election Day ritual.

Golden State Warriors getting toughness, scoring from Carl Landry - San Jose Mercury News
Carl Landry giving Golden State Warriors a boost off the bench

Kenyon Martin upset he can't get NBA job - Yahoo! Sports

From Yahoo! Sports: Kenyon Martin has yet to find any team interested in signing him. He points blame at his image.

Eric Gordon of New Orleans Hornets offered surgery as potential remedy for knee injury - ESPN

Microfracture surgery has been presented as one of a number of potential remedies for New Orleans Hornets guard Eric Gordon, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

NBA Roundtable: National Writers Discuss Twitter's Impact On Reporting, Writing - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global

Twitter is a major platform for journalists to break stories, share work and chat with fans. The most popular national NBA writers claim several hundred thousand followers, while local writers may attract as many as 40,000. The most-followed NBA writer in THE DAILY’s survey of Twitter accounts

NBA contract extensions: Draft class of 2009 was more difficult to evaluate - NBA - Sporting News

Clippers sign Blake Griffin (No. 1 pick) to five-year, $80 million extension. This was a no-brainer for the Clippers, as Griffin came back from a first-year knee injury to establish himself as the one of the most promising young players in the league. Under NBA rules, if Griffin makes the All-Star team or any of the three All-NBA teams this year, his extension will be bumped up to about $100 million.

Kia posts 12.6% sales increase

Kia credited increased brand awareness driven by a series of new marketing efforts, including a new series of TV and online ads featuring deadpan delivery by NBA star Blake Griffin

DeMar DeRozan’s Toronto Raptors contract and the two risks | NBA | Sports | National Post
The Toronto Raptors gave DeMar DeRozan a four-year, US$38-million contract extension

Civil rights leaders question Timberwolves racial makeup
Is it possible in 2012 to have a team that is too white or too black? That question is being asked in Minnesota where the Timberwolves will have five black players on its 15-man roster. 'How did we get a

James Harden doesn't deserve criticism for taking the money -
If you criticize James Harden for choosing money over the chance to compete for titles with the Thunder, you're imposing your own value system on a 23-year-old who's doing just fine.