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The Daily Clipper - Pumped up Big Baby Edition

No Clipper basketball yesterday and a lot of us are still recovering from the Denver roller coaster ride, but we look forward to tonight when the Clippers take on the Utah Jazz at their house. Check out the latest Daily Clipper for more news stories from around the web.

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Matt Barnes of Los Angeles Clippers fined $25,000 for inappropriate language, blames Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver - ESPN Los Angeles
Matt Barnes was fined $25k for inappropriate language towards a fan. Barnes takes to Twitter to claim that it wasn't a fan, but Suns owner, Robert Sarver. Obviously upset, Barnes continues on with a few more tweets. In which he may end up getting fined for. Again.

*The best Tweet from that rant*

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I might need to find a second job with all these crazy tecs &amp; fines. I Can see it now LA TIMES.. &quot;Costco worker by day nba player by night&quot; </p>&mdash; Matt Barnes (@Matt_Barnes22) <a href="https://twitter.com/Matt_Barnes22/status/560188732121571328">January 27, 2015</a></blockquote>

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The follow up to that Tweet, on Instagram.

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Air of underachievement still hangs over Clippers | NBA.com
Almost being at the All-Star break, there's that looming question; Do the Clippers have what it takes to go all the way and get Larry? This article gives a mid-season report card on how the Clippers are doing. From their point of view, of course.

Jamal Crawford Turns Chris Paul Turnover into Crucial Bucket in Clippers Win | Bleacher Report
ICYMI: Jamal Crawford making big plays in that very strange(to say the least) win against the Denver Nuggets.

Glen Davis gives Clippers a jolt often just by word of mouth - LA Times
Glen Davis takes it upon himself to not only pump up his teammates, but the fans around the Staples Center, too.

Calling the shots: Clippers' Thate meticulously fixes Griffin's technique - The Orange County Register
For it to work, they had to work. Blake Griffin first met Bob Thate inside a Santa Monica gymnasium in the summer of 2010, before Griffin’s rookie season. The two men talked about Griffin’s shot. They even went through a workout.

As always, I leave you with a question or two:

  • What do you think of Glen Davis and his energy?
  • Do you feel the Clippers have underachieved this season or have lived up to expectations?