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August 14, 2014 Updates

Lin, the 25-year-old Los Angeles Lakers guard, recently took to Facebook to answer questions from fans during what he called Fan Appreciation Week. During the session, Lin admitted that he is not as humble as people may believe and admitted his struggles with sinning. "I'm not humble. Pride is [the] greatest sin I struggle with," he wrote on Facebook. "But I'd say as I get older, go through more experiences in life and face tougher obstacles, I realize that I'm more sinful and need God more than I ever imagined." The Christian Post

August 13, 2014 Updates

Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers will square off against former teammate Pau Gasol and the revamped Chicago Bulls on Christmas Day next season, according to multiple league sources. It will be the Lakers' 16th straight Christmas Day game, dating back to 1999, but the first they've played on the road since going to Miami to play Shaquille O'Neal and the Heat in 2006. ESPN.com

July 25, 2014 Updates

Former Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard has sold his mansion-estate in Longwood, Fla., for $3.4 million. Howard, now in his second year with the Houston Rockets, paid $7.78 million for the lavish home known as Chateau D’Usse in October 2008, according to public records. He had asked for as much as $9.7 million for the property. Los Angeles Times

July 13, 2014 Updates
July 12, 2014 Updates

Free-agent swingman Kent Bazemore has agreed to terms on a new deal with the Atlanta Hawks, according to sources close to the process. Sources said the in-demand Bazemore -- pursued by the reigning champion San Antonio Spurs and several other teams -- will sign a two-year deal worth a guaranteed $4 million from the Hawks. After playing sparingly in his first season and a half in the league, Bazemore emerged as a sleeper free agent following a solid finish to the 2013-14 campaign with the Los Angeles Lakers. ESPN.com

July 5, 2014 Updates

After their big sit-down with Carmelo Anthony in Los Angeles on Thursday, the Knicks are feeling “positive” about their chances of re-signing him, according to a source with knowledge of the meeting. Anthony received Knicks president Phil Jackson’s message “well” during the meeting, in which the Knicks verbally offered Anthony a maximum contract worth $129 million over five years. ESPN.com

June 30, 2014 Updates
June 16, 2014 Updates

As soon as the San Antonio Spurs claimed their fifth title, all the talk about where James will play next season heated up. Heat fans have just reason to be nervous. A source close to James, however, offered a response that might ease the concern. "Where is he going to go that is as good or better than Miami?" the source told to Yahoo Sports. "The San Antonio Spurs? The Chicago Bulls? The Los Angeles Clippers? Where is he [realistically] going to go?" Yahoo! Sports

June 2, 2014 Updates

Donald Sterling, whose racist remarks in a recording triggered the fight over ownership of Los Angeles Clippers, attended a predominantly black church service in South Los Angeles on Sunday. Sterling told KNBC-TV he went to Praises of Zion Missionary Baptist Church to support the church and said the service was "beautiful." The station said the church's pastor met Sterling recently and invited him to worship with the congregation. Sterling received a warm welcome, and Pastor J. Benjamin Hardwick told him the congregation was praying for him. USA Today Sports

May 31, 2014 Updates

Ballmer offered reassurances that he had no intention of moving the Clippers to Seattle. He suggested he is embracing Los Angeles as a second home and can make the business work best in the second-largest media market in the country. "The only way any of this makes sense — my desire to spend time in Los Angeles, this team, its aspirations, this community, this purchase price, any of that — is to really kind of live out the dream and make this kind of America's team, the Los Angeles Clippers." Los Angeles Times

May 24, 2014 Updates
May 2, 2014 Updates

Disgraced racist Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is battling cancer — surprising those around him by beating the final buzzer for as long as he has, sources told The Post on Thursday. New York Post

April 30, 2014 Updates

President Barack Obama is supporting the NBA's lifetime ban against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. That's according to White House press secretary Jay Carney. Carney said Wednesday that Obama believes the league did the right thing in response to Sterling's racist comments. Obama had weighed into the controversy over the weekend during a trip to Asia. The president called Sterling's secretly recorded comments "incredibly offensive racist statements." NBA.com

April 8, 2014 Updates

Everyone in the greater basketball nation heard about Rex Chapman's tweet-heard-round-the-world, that social media message sent Monday in which the former University of Kentucky star said he was told that the wildly successful Kentucky coach would be coaching the Los Angeles Lakers soon. But after the current Lakers coach dismissed the report, telling reporters "it's not a big deal," D'Antoni spoke with USA TODAY Sports about his future that is certainly uncertain. "Well, I think after the year is over, we'll sit down with management and see where they're going, see where they're headed, and it's up for them to decide," D'Antoni said. "It's not for me to decide." USA Today Sports

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

April 3, 2014 Updates

Gasol will fly back to Los Angeles when able to be evaluated. Gasol said last night he may have returned too quickly. Vertigo is described as a "subtype of dizziness in which a patient inappropriately experiences the perception of motion (usually a spinning motion)." CBSSports.com

March 21, 2014 Updates

After five weeks on the sidelines, Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash is planning a return to the lineup on Friday night, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

March 13, 2014 Updates

Golden State Warriors forward Jermaine O'Neal confronted forward Blake Griffin in the hallway outside the Los Angeles Clippers' locker room at Staples Center after L.A.'s 111-98 win Wednesday night. The two had a heated conversation that was quickly broken up by a Clippers official who led Griffin to the adjacent news conference room. ESPN.com

March 10, 2014 Updates

“John Wooden was the guy that was the epitome of basketball for me and a lot of others when we were kids,” Harris said. “So when I started coaching, he was on top, and I went wherever I could to listen to his clinics. “I was a poor representation of John Wooden, I’m sure. But when I was in Los Angeles, I was able to spend time with him. I sat at the UCLA practices to watch his team practice. I took him to lunch; I sat in his apartment an entire afternoon just talking about basketball and life.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

March 6, 2014 Updates

Lamar Odom's drug dealers could be linked to the $250,000 jewelry heist at Lamar and Khloe's house ... because we're told the dealers threatened to break in to get the money Lamar never paid. Multiple sources involved in Lamar's drug deals last year tell TMZ ... Lamar wasn't paying his tab. In fact, our sources say he was in the hole $15K to just one dealer back in Sept. and he owed another more than $40K. TMZ.com

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