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  1. The Clippers Welcome Doc Rivers, Even Greater Expectations

    Robert Mays

    For some, it took yesterday's scene in Playa Vista — Doc Rivers, seated in front of a Clippers background, just behind a branded placard bearing his name — to believe this was real. As the rumors of a Rivers trade began, and through the n...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  2. The Player-for-Coach NFL Trades That Make (at Least a Little) Sen...

    Robert Mays

    When the original Doc Rivers–to–Los Angeles rumors began, the feeling of inevitability surrounding them was based mostly on the idea that Doc heading to the Clippers was beneficial for both sides. If the Celtics could get DeAndre Jordan a...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  3. We Went There: Memphis Takes Game 5 and Control From the Clippers...

    Robert Mays

    Together, they're the best frontcourt in basketball, but in last night's 103-93 Game 5 win, Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph did it one at a time. It started with Gasol, just after the second half began. Memphis had a six-point lead by the end of two qua...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  4. Who's That Guy? Quincy Pondexter!

    Robert Mays

    The NBA playoffs are in full swing, and as the amazing continues to happen, the Grantland crew wants to help you buff up on some of the lesser-known faces who will be populating basketball's second season. Who Is He? Quincy Pondexter. Where Is ...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  5. The Clippers Should Be Doing Whatever They Can to Trade for Kevin...

    Robert Mays

    With the basketball part of my brain switched off yesterday, it wasn't until this morning that I caught the Sporting News report that the Los Angeles Clippers were interested in a trade for Kevin Garnett. The initial reaction, as someone who works 50...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  6. Big for Big: Why the Magic Shouldn't Settle for Less Than Andrew ...

    Robert Mays

    The latest reports of a Dwight Howard trade now include the Clippers as the elusive fourth team necessary to land the All-Star center in Brooklyn. If those reports are accurate, and I haven't yet completely lost my mind, it appears as if the missing ...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  7. 28 Days Later: Dubs Over Dunks

    Robert Mays

    In the locker room after the Lakers' win over the Clippers last night, Kobe Bryant was asked about an assessment he'd made early in the season about the burgeoning NBA rivalry in Los Angeles. The reporter paraphrased it for him, something along the l...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  8. 28 Days Later: Be Afraid of the Thunder

    Robert Mays

    With the Lakers, Clippers, and Kings hosting a whopping 28 home games in 28 days from March 11 through April 7 - all happening at Staples Center, which is only a wind-aided Andy Lee punt from Grantland's headquarters - we couldn't resist attending th...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  9. 28 Days Later: The Clippers' Other Guys

    Robert Mays

    With the Lakers, Clippers and Kings hosting a whopping 28 home games in 28 days from March 11 through April 7 - all happening at Staples Center, which is only a wind-aided Andy Lee punt from Grantland's headquarters - we couldn't resist attending the...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  10. Sharing Staples: Two Franchises, One Home

    Robert Mays

    It's January 18, a little less than half an hour before the Clippers are set to tip off against Dallas at Staples Center. From each corner of the downtown L.A. arena, smoke machines funnel into small fans. There's a faint cloud hovering over the cour...

    Blog | February 01, 2012
  11. The Lakers Throw an Elbow as Rivalry Develops in Los Angeles

    Robert Mays

    The term "rivalry" usually comes with a qualification that animosity develops over time, that a certain level of prolonged competition brings a familiarity needed to foster a deep distaste. But as bodies flew around the Staples Center floor Wednesday...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  12. Road Burn: The Heat Get Clipped

    Robert Mays

    Tucked into a corner of one of the NBA's notoriously small visitors' locker rooms, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade sat side by side, their feet submerged in ice-filled plastic tubs, smiles on their faces. For the second straight night, the Heat had lost...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  13. The Times They Are A-Changing at Staples Center

    Robert Mays

    Chris Paul hadn't even been allowed to put on pants when someone asked what a victory over the Lakers meant. "It's not necessarily about [beating the Lakers]," Paul said. "It's about us." The statement came as a crowd of reporters huddled around Paul...

    Blog | December 20, 2011