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  1. Metta World Peace: 'Kobe, take the money'

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- Metta World Peace is happy Kobe Bryant signed a two-year $48.5 million extension with the Los Angeles Lakers but thinks he could have gotten him more if he were his agent and negotiating with Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak. "H...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  2. Clippers finally showing signs of defense

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- It's probably too early in the season for a team to have a turning point. Epiphanies and eureka moments for teams usually occur sometime after the midseason when teams have played more than eight games. But something has happened...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  3. Clippers still playing down to competition

    Arash Markazi

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Los Angeles Clippers haven't won anything yet. They're not delusional about this simple fact. They'll be the first ones to tell you they haven't done a single thing of note since being proclaimed by many as championship favori...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  4. Clippers must adjust to new identity

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- As the final seconds mercifully ticked off the clock Tuesday night, the expression on Doc Rivers' face didn't change much. He patiently sat and watched as the game and the fourth quarter played out as he had feared it would and warned ...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  5. Rapid Reaction: Lakers 116, Clippers 103

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- This wasn't the kind of game the Los Angeles Clippers expected when they looked across the Staples Center court at the players wearing Los Angeles Lakers warm-ups on Tuesday night. Fully healthy for the first time since the opening ...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  6. Collison will play opener

    Arash Markazi

    PLAYA VISTA, Calif. -- Los Angeles Clippers guard Darren Collison will play Tuesday against the Los Angeles Lakers despite having a bruised left kneecap but that wasn't the reason Collison was smiling after shootaround. Collison was with his wife,...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  7. Barnes returns, has a message for Lakers

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes returned to practice Thursday for the first time since suffering a left calf strain at the start of training camp. Barnes, who hasn't practiced in over two weeks and has sat out the team's sev...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  8. D'Antoni named West Coach of the Month

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- A day after Los Angeles Lakers manager Mitch Kupchak said Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni would be back next season, D'Antoni was named the NBA Western Conference coach of the Month for games played in April, the NBA announced Thursday. ...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  9. Butler and Billups return to the lineup

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Clippers forward Caron Butler and guard Chauncey Billups returned to the starting lineup Wedneday against the Houston Rockets after missing Monday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers because of sore lower backs. Clippe...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  10. Payton sees no comparison to 2003-04 Lakers

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- When the Los Angeles Lakers acquired Steve Nash and Dwight Howard in the offseason to join Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol, many compared the superstar quartet to the 2003-04 Lakers, who added Gary Payton and Karl Malone to a team that alrea...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  11. Lakers address Heat and expectations

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- Miami Heat forward LeBron James recently said the Los Angeles Lakers haven't had to go through the same level of scrutiny he and the Heat did two seasons ago. On Wednesday, Kobe Bryant responded as only he can. "What does it matt...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  12. Clippers have championship chemistry

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- Lamar Odom is no scientist, but he knows a thing or two about chemistry. He was on a couple of championship teams with the Los Angeles Lakers, whose players got along on and off the court, and he was a big reason for that. Before...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  13. Clippers building a home court advantage

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- Home-court advantages aren't created overnight. Like changing the culture of a team, it takes time and prolonged success to develop a rabid fan base that will cause nightmares for opposing teams. As the Los Angeles Clippers slowly b...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  14. Five key questions for the Lakers

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES - As if the Los Angeles Lakers nightmarish season needed any more drama, Monday provided perhaps the most twists and turns since the Lakers' coaching search ended with a faxed contract to Mike D'Antoni and a now infamous phone call to Phi...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  15. Clippers getting closer to full strength

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- As Los Angeles Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro sat in his office last week, looking over the team's upcoming schedule, he decided to look something up. He was curious when his team last had a full practice. Not a shootaround or a wal...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  16. Five keys for Clippers against Lakers

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- If you just look at the standings, this game shouldn't have much significance for the Los Angeles Clippers. They're playing a below-.500 team that is nine games behind them in the standings and currently out of the playoffs. Then a...

    Blog | January 03, 2013