Steve Ballmer introduced his first major hire as owner of the Clippers on Saturday, with new president of business operations Gillian Zucker joining Jeanie Buss of the Lakers as the only female chief executive or president in major U.S. pro sports.
Blake Griffin scored 39 points and went 11-for-12 from the free throw line, powering the Los Angeles Clippers to a gritty 118-111 victory over the winless Lakers in the first meeting of the season between the Staples Center co-tenants.
The Los Angeles Clippers might have lost backup point guard Darren Collison to an agreed upon three-year, $16 million deal with the Sacramento Kings on Thursday, but the Clippers didn't have to look too far for a potential replacement.
Magic Johnson on Tuesday responded to Donald Sterling's comments slamming the Hall of Famer, telling CNN and TMZ that the whole situation is "sad" and that the banned Los Angeles Clippers owner is directing his anger at the wrong person.
Banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling says Magic Johnson isn't a good role model for the children of Los Angeles, making the comments to CNN in the same interview where he also asks for forgiveness for the racist comments he made.
Blake Griffin and Chris Paul scored 23 points apiece, and the Los Angeles Clippers hung another rout on the Lakers, winning 120-97 Sunday to take three of four games this season from their beleaguered Staples Center co-tenants.
Blake Griffin had 20 points and 11 rebounds during three thunderous quarters by the Los Angeles Clippers, who routed the Lakers again 142-94 Thursday night to extend their winning streak to a season-best six games.