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I might just leave early to watch the entire game...Early starts - another reason to hate Grammy Trips!

Chris Paul passes along lessons on the importance of family - latimes.com
Clippers point guard Chris Paul makes sure he thinks of those close to him before each game, and he digs deep to bring out the best in others.

Video: Meet the infamous bearded guy that goes nuts by the 76ers’ bench | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo! Sports
Read 'Video: Meet the infamous bearded guy that goes nuts by the 76ers’ bench' from our blog Ball Don't Lie on Yahoo! Sports. Longtime NBA fans might remember the bearded fellow who seemed to show up in just about every Philadelphia 76ers highlight decades ago, repeatedly going into conniptions in the front row of the Spectrum. He can be seen at the six-second … Continue reading →

Freakonomics " Revenue-Sharing Isn’t Needed to Make NBA Small-Market Teams Competitive
According to the Sports Business Journal, the NBA is going to fully phase in a revenue-sharing plan in 2013-14

The Spoof : Blake Griffin Signs Dunkin Donuts Deal funny satire story
Blake Griffin Signs Dunkin Donuts Deal : Get it!?

Clippers stirring up interest
CHRIS PAUL is new to Los Angeles, so his modest explanation for the phenomenon going on throughout the NBA might be only half true. The Clippers, a perennial laughingstock, are now one of the hottest tickets in the league. Paul confirmed there's a buzz in each city the first-place Clippers visit, but his reason doesn't explain everything.

Sam Donnellon: Sixers still look as if they need a go-to guy
'I WAS WATCHING this TV show recently," the ever-entertaining Evan Turner was saying before last night's game between the Sixers and the San Antonio Spurs. "Where the girl was asking the guy for his trust. And he said, 'I haven't trusted anyone since Michael Jordan in the fourth.'

Griffin and Clippers are next for Sixers - Philly.com
Now it's Blake Griffin's turn. In the last two weeks, the star power that has ventured into the Wells Fargo Center to face the 76ers has been staggering. Next up are Griffin, point guard Chris Paul,

Jeremy Lin’s Emergence Ignites Scramble to Retail His Jersey - NYTimes.com
The spectacular play of Knicks’ guard Jeremy Lin was so unexpected that authorized sellers of team merchandise, and even black market vendors, had none to offer.

Singing the Praises of Five Unsung Defenders - NYTimes.com
Chris Andersen, Gustavo Ayon, Brandan Wright, Jared Jeffries and Earl Watson may be unheralded, but their contributions on defense are significant.

The Point Forward " Posts Loss of Chauncey Billups leaves Clippers with no margin for error "
The Point Forward - Zach Lowe on the NBA

Kendrick Perkins rips LeBron for dunk tweet - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
Kendrick Perkins says LeBron was just "looking for attention" when he praised Blake Griffin. - National Basketball Association news

LeBron James won't apologize for tweet on Griffin's dunk - latimes.com
LeBron James refuses to apologize for his tweet expressing his excitement after Blake Griffin's monster dunk over Oklahoma City's Kendrick Perkins.

NBA PM: Clippers Want to Add a Piece | HOOPSWORLD | Basketball News & NBA Rumors
The Los Angeles Clippers would like to add in a guard to replace injury Chauncey Billups but aren't willing to give up much to get it, including Mo Williams. Steve Blake readying a return. Clarifying on Gasol, Rondo rumor . . .