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  1. The Clippers' no-win situation

    J.A. Adande

    There's no need for Doc Rivers, Chris Paul or any other member of the Los Angeles Clippers to abandon ship now, because there's no way for them to beat Donald Sterling. You can't defeat a man who doesn't care if he loses, and Sterling's made it clear...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  2. As draft ends, even more questions arise

    J.A. Adande

    The most intriguing draft in years is over, and it still doesn't feel like we know anything. How many of the top 10 picks have you feeling like you can confidently describe what they'll bring to their teams next year? How well rookies contrib...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  3. Joel Embiid fits Lakers' needs

    J.A. Adande

    Joel Embiid is shaping up as the latest incarnation in the storied lineage of Los Angeles Lakers centers. He's got the back problems of Dwight Howard and the foot problems of Shaquille O'Neal and Pau Gasol. That doesn't mean the Lakers should not ...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  4. The small numbers that led to $2 billion

    J.A. Adande

    The $2 billion valuation for the Los Angeles Clippers wouldn't be possible without the numbers 5, 3, 6 and 10. Those were the digits on the ping-pong balls that allowed the Clippers to win the 2009 draft lottery, the combination that led to them land...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  5. Resolving the problem

    J.A. Adande

    SAN ANTONIO -- One of the San Antonio Spurs' most admirable qualities -- their resilience -- is now one of their most essential. The resolve that helped them bounce back from last year's devastating loss in the NBA Finals and put themselves in positi...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  6. Sterlings miss game and point

    J.A. Adande

    Donald and Shelly Sterling are showing that they don't care about the Los Angeles Clippers, they care about owning the Los Angeles Clippers. They want the status that comes with being in that select circle of professional sports owners, especially...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  7. The Warriors' new weapon

    J.A. Adande

    One of the Golden State Warriors' most effective moves during the course of their first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers has been posting up Klay Thompson against the Clippers guards. Thompson has been able to get to the basket or shoot ...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  8. Curry's big breakthrough?

    J.A. Adande

    By the time Stephen Curry figured out a way to attack the swarming defense the Los Angeles Clippers threw at him it was too late to make a difference in Game 2. That doesn't mean it's too late to make a difference in this series. The Clippers' str...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  9. Proximity sparks modern playoff rivalries

    J.A. Adande

    If you can't wait for the Los Angeles Clippers-Golden State Warriors series to begin, if watching the "Bad Boys" 30 for 30 documentary made you all nostalgic for back-in-the-day rivalries, you'd better hope the NBA keeps the conference playoff format...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  10. Pau Gasol's final scene in Lakerland?

    J.A. Adande

    LOS ANGELES -- Pau Gasol looked out onto the court, where the team from his past played the team of his present, then looked up to the scoreboard, where the clock ticked down toward the start of his future. The Memphis Grizzlies, Gasol's team fro...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  11. Silver's un-Stern stern move

    J.A. Adande

    If the NBA's decision to fine the Dallas Mavericks for public address announcer Sean Heath's tweets about the officiating seems very David Stern-like, it could be because new commissioner Adam Silver is doing his best to NOT be like Stern. In 201...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  12. Clippers keep drawing successful combos

    J.A. Adande

    LOS ANGELES -- Credits earned in the regular season don't always carry over into the playoffs, as the Los Angeles Clippers learned last year when their first Pacific Division championship, home-court advantage and a 2-0 lead in the first round quickl...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  13. Thunder fall out of first as Clippers close in

    J.A. Adande

    LOS ANGELES -- Big win for the Los Angeles Clippers in Sunday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. That's not a mistake. Even though the scoreboard said it was the Lakers that beat the Thunder, 114-110, the Clippers were the biggest beneficiary....

    Blog | March 09, 2014
  14. Reminisce with '96

    J.A. Adande

    The right side of the NBA Draft Class of 1996 book is getting very thin. Not many pages left to tell the story of this remarkable group of players. The first overall pick in that draft, Allen Iverson, just watched his No. 3 go up to the rafters in Ph...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  15. What's in a name on the wall

    J.A. Adande

    PHOENIX -- It had to be somewhere on this wall in the corridors of US Airways Center, the wall with the deep purple background and the name of everyone who has played for the Phoenix Suns painted in white letters. The one I was looking for eluded my ...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  16. Jeremy Lin on Jason Collins: 'A big step'

    J.A. Adande

    Two years after Linsanity, the month that took him to dizzying heights never before reached by an Asian American player in the NBA, Jeremy Lin offered his perspective on Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in the four major American profession...

    Blog | February 23, 2014