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February 20, 2015 Updates
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DeAndre Jordan: Nowadays, you won’t catch me without a copy of the Bible wherever I go, but my faith doesn’t make me a preacher?—?and it doesn’t give me license to push my views on anyone else. There are countless examples of intolerance, anger and polarization all around us, and religion, sadly, often is a basis for them. That’s upsetting to me because God teaches us to love and accept one another. Last year, when Jason Collins bravely opened up to the world about his sexuality, later becoming the NBA’s first active gay player, I felt a tremendous sense of kinship with and admiration for him. You see, through Christ, I am able to accept those who may be different than me, and embrace them regardless of the judgments other people make. Medium

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Coach Doc Rivers touched on a variety of subjects regarding his team, including the dismal free throw shooting of DeAndre Jordan, who missed his first nine free throw attempts against Brooklyn and has made just 74 of 188 free throws (39.4 percent). Rivers has allowed Jordan to play deep into fourth quarters, and coaches such as the Celtics’ Brad Stevens have employed “Hack-a-DeAndre.” Rivers said he has no concerns about the potential perils of having Jordan in a critical game in the waning minutes. Boston Globe

“I’m not concerned by that,” Rivers said. “I’ve seen Shaq [Shaquille O’Neal] win titles, Bill Russell win titles, Dennis Rodman win titles. So there’s a lot of guys that have missed free throws and won a lot of NBA titles, so that’s not a concern for me at all. What D.J. does for our team is far more valuable than those missed free throws. “I can’t remember the last time he didn’t [have energy for us]. He plays with great spirit and plays hard pretty much every night and he does everything right for us. I agree with Jeff Van Gundy, he should just go walk out on the All-Star Game and go play. Just start playing. Nobody’s going to tell him to get off [the court]. So I think he should just go do it.” Boston Globe

January 27, 2015 Updates

Jamal Crawford was in the middle of an interview after Monday night’s win when DeAndre Jordan decided to interrupt for just a few seconds — with a song about how Crawford should be the Sixth Man of the Year. Crawford, who seemed to be completely unfazed by his teammate’s interruption, wiped his face with a towel after Jordan’s song and answered the question. For The Win

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

January 20, 2015 Updates

Does Jordan get too little credit? "He's going to get a max contract this summer," Clippers shooting guard J.J. Redick said. "That's a lot of credit." Jordan's teammates showed him respect with their playfulness. Forward Matt Barnes wrapped a towel around Jordan's mouth during an on-court television interview after the game, and Redick couldn't resist quipping about a player who has made 39.9% of his free throws this season. Los Angeles Times

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

DeAndre Jordan: A dude w/ a ponytail! Smh! “@Blake Griffin: Just want to give a shoutout to @Spencer Hawes for dunking on @DeAndre Jordan today. Welcome. Twitter @deandrejordan6

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