HoopsHype Chris Paul rumors

April 28, 2014 Updates

The Clippers arrived at Oracle Arena on Sunday without any protest planned, a source said. But just before they ran onto the floor for Game 4, sources say forward Matt Barnes and guard Jamal Crawford convinced teammates to wear their shooting shirts that said "Clippers" on the front inside-out during warm-ups. The Clippers took off their warm-up jackets and tossed them on to the floor at midcourt. The Clippers players also wore black wristbands, tape and socks. Yahoo! Sports

Contrary to Paul and Blake Griffin, Clippers Glen Davis and Redick acknowledged they were distracted over the Sterling situation. "There was a lot going on today," Redick said. "Unfortunately besides all the peripheral stuff, we played a team that played a great basketball game." Said Davis: "You're going to think about it. It's on your brain. It's on your mind. You can feel it. But you got to move past it and move forward." Yahoo! Sports

Golden State Coach Mark Jackson said the disparaging comments attributed to Sterling affected his team as well. Jackson said he had to spend some time talking to his players, but he also was opposed to boycotting the game. "You stand up there and you answer questions as an African American man, and you sound intelligent and you carry yourself and conduct yourself to answer and let people know," Jackson said. "You make a statement by who you are, by players like Steph Curry and Chris Paul getting after it and still communicating and still calling and texting, by handling yourself with class. That's how you respond." Los Angeles Times

April 27, 2014 Updates
April 26, 2014 Updates

Alex Kennedy: It'll be very interesting to see how Chris Paul responds to Donald Sterling's remarks. Remember, CP3 is the President of the players' union. Twitter @AlexKennedyNBA

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April 21, 2014 Updates

Chris Paul couldn't stop watching the play. Once. Twice. Again. Another time. It bothered him that he didn't make the right call in a late three-on-one, getting his shot blocked by Harrison Barnes instead of passing to J.J. Redick. That didn't even compare with the two free throws he missed with 11 seconds left in the Clippers' 109-105 loss to Golden State in Saturday's playoff opener. Long night for Paul. Long Sunday too. "I looked at it, I think, six different times [Sunday] morning," Paul said of the missed three-on-one chance. Los Angeles Times

He rolled his eyes at a reporter Sunday when told about the NBA's ruling, not even needing to say the obvious — the Clippers still shouldn't have lost at home to the undermanned Warriors. Los Angeles Times

April 16, 2014 Updates

In this Clippers game against the Nuggets, Chris Paul pulled a herky-jerky baseline move that just left Evan Fournier pondering exactly where his man was. He was possibly also pondering existential questions like “What is basketball?” and “What does it really mean to ‘guard’ someone?” but that’s just conjecture on my part. For The Win

April 7, 2014 Updates

Erase the name "David Stern" and the phrase "basketball reasons" from your memory bank. Grab a stack of oversized Cliff Paul heads from the State Farm commercials and hold them over your heads while marching down Santa Monica Boulevard. Move on. For some reason, it still isn't happening. "I thought the city would have embraced him," Clippers forward Blake Griffin said of Paul. "I mean, it seems like everywhere we go, people love Chris. I don't know why he would get booed at a Dodger game." Los Angeles Times

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