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February 6, 2015 Updates

All-Star point guard Chris Paul's technical came with 10:17 left in the third quarter when he tried to get the inbounds pass quickly but instead was T'd up after questioning Lauren Holtkamp, who became the third woman to referee NBA games full time this season. "I think we have to show better composure, but at the same time some of [the technical fouls] were ridiculous," Paul said. "The tech that I get right there was ridiculous. I don't care what nobody says, I don't care what she says; that's terrible. There's no way that can be a tech. We try to get the ball out fast every time down the court, and when we did that, she said, 'Uh-uh.' I said, 'Why, uh-uh?' And she gave me a tech. "That's ridiculous. If that's the case, this might not be for her." ESPN.com

February 3, 2015 Updates

Basketball was our common ground—something we could talk about that didn’t drain him like his other daily conversations could. Basketball modified the tenor of our interactions and took us from boss and underling to something more like friends. It began with that back-and-forth during the 2007 NBA playoffs. Who was going to be right? The debate went on for years. After Paul, a Los Angeles Clippers guard, won the All-Star Game MVP in 2013, Obama reluctantly conceded, though Parker’s collection of four championship rings with the San Antonio Spurs may make the president’s case for him a little better than mine for Paul. When we started playing basketball on the campaign, Obama’s directive was straightforward: No one takes it easy on me. So we didn’t. We all played full-on, no mercy. This worked great until, after the 2008 election, the president took an elbow from another player that resulted in him getting more than a dozen stitches in the lip. Wall Street Journal

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January 26, 2015 Updates

The NBA All-Star starters were announced last week and only one Clippers player was voted in by the fans -- Blake Griffin. That means Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan were both passed over for that honor. Not to worry, Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said he's been making some phone calls to try to get the coaches to vote those guys in as reserves. When asked how those conversations go, Rivers smiled. "Well, there's some begging," he said. "I offer them food, drinks and all of that kind of stuff." Los Angeles Times

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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

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Kerry Eggers: Doc Rivers on Chris Paul: "We ask him to do it all. We were thinking about putting him on Aldridge tonight, but we're not going to do it." Twitter @kerryeggers

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