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The Daily Clipper: Heartbreaker Edition

After a heartbreaking, vomit inducing loss to the Nets the Clippers catch up on the news from around the web.

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After Dodgers’ TV fiasco and Lakers’ struggle, will Steve Ballmer lead Clippers into new era of sports media?
"Ballmer needs to look at the Dodgers and say, ‘I’m not going to be able to build a TV channel on the current platform because it’s not working like it used to,’" Vince Wladka, media industry consultant and former head of Fox Sports communications, said. "He could turn around and cut a deal with Google for $200 million a year. Ballmer is betting he’s going to recoup his money on media rights from something we’ve probably never heard of." David Carter, executive director of the Sports Business Institute and professor at USC’s Marshall School of Business, has heard investment bankers predict the Clippers’ current $20 million per year TV contract to quadruple.

Let's appreciate the greatness of Chris Paul and the Clippers
The Clippers have question marks too, but I’d argue their areas of doubt have been overly magnified this season. Part of that’s because they play in a big media market, where scrutiny will always abound; another part of it is we’ve simply gotten bored and we’re antsy to express new opinions about a stagnant Clippers team. The truth is, this year’s Clips are whole, and they’re healthy, and they’re going to be scary from now until their last dying breath this spring. Eventually, public perception will converge with reality and we’ll all realize we’re witnessing a special team.

If the NBA All-Star game mattered. | : Michael Pina Article
What if winning the NBA All-Star game mattered? What if the fan vote didn't exist, and both teams were instead hand-picked by the coaching staffs from each conference's top team? Let's pretend this is real, and consider how each roster would look.

Despite MVP-caliber play, Lillard left off All-Star squad |
"Damian Lillard is having a better year than Chris Paul," Kenny Smith said. "Lillard got snubbed when he was left off of the USA Men's Basketball team, and now the All-Star team." Except for the fact Paul is having a better year in every statistical category outside of points, including playing elite defense; further proof not to listen to Kenny or Chuck much.

Los Angeles Clippers' Schedule Breakdown and Record Predictions for February
February should be a fun time for the Los Angeles Clippers.

Clippers’ Super Bowl Predictions | Los Angeles Clippers
Check out how the Clippers did in predicting the Super Bowl

5 Surprising Blake Griffin Stats from 1st Half of 2014-15 Season

Clippers to sign Dahntay Jones for remainder of season - LA Times
"Just bring spirit to a bench that seemed a little dead and disinterested at times," Jones said of his primary role, "but it's just what I've done all my career, even in the D-League. I'm cheering my teammates on, I want the best for them, I'm trying to help them out as much as possible and bring an atmosphere on the bench that's conducive to winning."

NBA Power Ratings And Playoff Odds: The Thunder And Suns Are In A Dogfight | FiveThirtyEight
The Oklahoma City Thunder are in a bit of a precarious position. After losing two of their three games over the past week... our simulations give them just a 53.5 percent probability of making the playoffs