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February 8, 2015 Updates

Arash Markazi: A timetable on Griffin will be given after surgery tomorrow but he will at least miss the next three games and the All-Star Game. Twitter @ArashMarkazi

Griffin was a little more forthcoming, saying he still has the game on his iPad, and he watched it as recently as a month ago. “That game is still on my mind,” he said. “It’s the one game I’ve probably watched the most in a year’s time. I couldn’t tell you how many times I watched that over the summer. It’s still somewhat fresh on our minds.” Orange County Register

February 7, 2015 Updates
February 3, 2015 Updates

Blake Griffin: Two years ago — even a year ago — I wouldn’t have taken that three-pointer at the buzzer. I didn’t have the confidence. I’ve read articles talking about how I’ve changed my jump shot this year. It’s not that simple. I’ve actually been working on changing my technique for about three years. When your muscle memory is so ingrained to shoot a certain way, it takes years to tweak different parts of the release. I’ve put up more than 250,000 jump shots with my shooting coach Bob Thate over the past three years in order to re-wire my brain. That breaks down to roughly 300 shots per day just on my mid-range form alone. Bob has a saying: “How do you build a mansion? Brick by brick by brick.” It’s kind of like how Apple releases versions of the iPhone. Each year we’ve worked and worked to be able to roll out a new feature of my shot. The Players' Tribune

Blake Griffin: You hear all the time that a player needs to “fix” their shot or improve their defense, but what some people don’t understand is that it takes hundreds of hours to make that tiny difference at an elite level. Why? Because other guys are spending hundreds of hours working on whatever you’re trying to stop. While I’m shooting with Bob, Tyson Chandler is in a gym somewhere trying to contest shots better and make me sad. With our travel schedule, you only have so many possible hours to put in that work. So what do you choose? The Players' Tribune

January 27, 2015 Updates
January 24, 2015 Updates

A Special Olympian got to meet the Clippers and receive a pair of signed Blake Griffin shoes prior to Saturday’s practice. Head coach Doc Rivers and the players enjoyed their time interacting with Special Olympian Tairek, in advance of the Special Olympics World Summer Games that’ll take place in Los Angeles beginning this July. “It’s just cool to see a smile on his face,” Griffin said. “It’s the same for our guys, anyone who walks over there and talks to him walks away feeling better. It’s really cool. It’s a neat thing.” NBA.com

“We need the excitement in this city, and we need people to come out,” Rivers said. “Kids from all over the world are coming. We’ve got to get our hands in this, I think everybody in L.A. This is a really neat thing for the city of L.A., to showcase the city of LA, but more importantly for these kids. “The neatest thing is the pure stuff you get from the kids. They tell you the truth. There’s no filter, and their joy is amazing. They want to win, but a lot of them want to finish. It says a lot. I’m deeply involved, and I think it’s awesome that it’s coming to LA.” NBA.com

January 22, 2015 Updates
January 21, 2015 Updates

Prosecutors in Las Vegas might be swayed by findings of a defence investigation into a man's claim that Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin attacked him in a Las Vegas Strip nightclub eight weeks ago, a lawyer suggested Monday. Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Pro Tem William Jansen gave defence attorney Richard Schonfeld until Jan. 12 to talk with the district attorney about the claim by Daniel Schuman of the Los Angeles area. District Attorney Steve Wolfson didn't immediately respond to messages. Schuman alleges Griffin grabbed him, took his cellphone and slapped him after he took a photo of Griffin and Clippers teammates early Oct. 19 at Tao nightclub at the Venetian resort. Times Colonist

January 20, 2015 Updates

DeAndre Jordan has his All-Star weekend routine all figured out. He'll probably be relaxing somewhere next month while Clippers teammates Chris Paul and Blake Griffin take part in the festivities in New York. "Blake sends me pictures and FaceTimes me when he's there," Jordan joked Monday, referring to past experience during the NBA's midseason showcase. Los Angeles Times

January 19, 2015 Updates
January 18, 2015 Updates

“Absolutely,” forward Blake Griffin told Cowbell Kingdom when asked if Cousins is an All-Star. “The way he’s played is incredible and you can’t deny his production, his numbers. You saw what happened when he wasn’t playing, but I say this every year – there are guys that deserve to play in the All-Star game that unfortunately don’t get to play in the All-Star game.” Cowbell Kingdom

January 13, 2015 Updates

An incident in a Las Vegas nightclub during the Clippers’ preseason remains unresolved. Blake Griffin is facing a simple battery charge for an incident at Tao nightclub inside the Venetian on the Las Vegas Strip, and Monday, his attorney was given more time to work out a settlement. Richard Schonfeld appeared in court on Griffin’s behalf, according to The Associated Press, and got another month to settle a man’s complaint that Griffin attacked him following the Clippers exhibition game in Las Vegas on Oct. 19. Orange County Register

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