HoopsHype Chris Paul rumors

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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Paul woke up in the middle of the night and noticed a tribute for Scott on television. He didn’t realize exactly what had happened at that point, but it didn’t take long to understand after tapping his wife to wake up and looking at his phone. “It was tough,” Paul said. “Me and my wife sat there. I talked to Stu pretty often, just a text here and there. My wife had seen him at Pelican Hill right before the season started. It’s a blow. It’s a blow to all of us. A lot of us grew up watching Stu. He just transcended everything. It’s a huge loss to the sports community.” NBA.com

January 3, 2015 Updates

The Clippers returned to their practice facility Friday for the first time in nearly a month and seemed eager to get to work, if they remembered how. “It’s going to be good to compete, to get after each other a little bit,” Chris Paul said, adding that practices are good for the guys who don’t see a lot of minutes. “It’s good for them, to get up and down and sharpen things up.” Orange County Register

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The other Jordan CP3 sneaker, the signature line by Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, also Jack's favorite player, was placed on his mother's grave in Erie. The shoes were the last gift Lisa Elaine Gallagher gave her youngest child before she died of brain cancer in September at age 49, and Jack wore them long after it became obvious they were too small for his rapidly growing feet. “He really struggled with the loss of his mother,” said his father, Mike Gallagher, 51, who has Pittsburgh roots. “He said, ‘But they're Mom's shoes.’ ” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mr. Paul wrote the initials on his shoes and led the Clippers to a 104-98 victory, scoring 23 points in an emotional night for Jack, his father and the National Basketball Assoication superstar. “Some things are bigger than the game of basketball,” Mr. Paul said in a television interview after the game. “As a kid, I couldn't imagine losing any of my family members, let alone my mom, and to see how strong he was was inspiring to me.” Mr. Gallagher said the chance for his son to meet Mr. Paul and his teammates “really brought him out of the shell he was in.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

December 20, 2014 Updates

Whether it was Doc Rivers, Chris Paul, Matt Barnes or DeAndre Jordan, the talk was about the officiating and how the Clippers felt like it was 5-on-8 at times. “It’s getting out of control, man,” Barnes said. “Some of the techs we got tonight were … I mean, we’ve got to do a better job of watching ourself, but I got a tech for saying, ‘He’s not shooting the ball.’ (Hedo Turkoglu) got a tech for saying, ‘That’s not a foul.’ I mean, this is just getting out of control, man. “They’re just whistle-happy.” Orange County Register

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