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December 22, 2014 Updates

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

December 18, 2014 Updates

For Paul to finally acquire that elusive ring, the Clippers will need Blake Griffin to develop the capacity to dominate more frequently so that the team doesn’t become overly reliant on its shortest and grittiest competitor for bail outs. Paul was able to move beyond his most recent playoff misery last summer by taking a step back to assess his position. “I’m just in such a better place right now with who I am, in my mind and stuff,” he said. “I did a lot of reading this summer on different things and I realized I am playing basketball, you know what I mean. This is the best job I feel that there is in the world. I have a beautiful family. My family is healthy and I get to hoop.” Washington Post

December 15, 2014 Updates

The Clippers have emerged from the Donald Sterling horror show reasonably intact, with an owner who'll spend anything on anything if it will make the product just a little better. But the most important pieces were already in place. Griffin begat Paul, and Paul begat Rivers. L.A. will go as far as their All-Stars take them. "They're two of the best players in the world, and they make things easier for us," Redick said. "When they run that screen and roll with pace, they're tough to guard. It's like pick your poison. Those are our two best offensive players, the guys we're going to go to down the stretch. They're essential to what we're trying to do offensively." NBA.com

November 28, 2014 Updates
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If you were watching closely during Wednesday's matchup between the Los Angeles Clippers and Detroit Pistons, you might have noticed that Clippers point guard Chris Paul had something written on his sneakers: ... but you might not have known why the All-Star had "L.E.G." on his kicks. "L.E.G." stands for Lisa Elaine Gallagher, who died in early September after fighting glioblastoma — a cancerous tumor that develops in the supportive tissue of the brain, can spread quickly and aggressively, and often leads to severe headaches, nausea, and memory and/or speech difficulties — for nearly a year. She was 49. She left behind a husband, Michael, and six children. Yahoo! Sports

November 26, 2014 Updates

Rob Peterson: CP3 to @Tom Haberstroh "I'm on Synergy all day, everyday. You know what I'm talking about, Synergy?" Does Warren Buffett know his portfolio? Twitter @ShotDrJr

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Who could forget the former NBA commissioner citing "basketball reasons" for vetoing the trade that was supposed to send Paul to the Lakers, Pau Gasol to Houston and Lamar Odom to New Orleans in December 2011? The Lakers appeared to have acquired their most dynamic point guard since Magic Johnson, but then small-market owners raised a racket, Cleveland's Dan Gilbert in particular calling the trade a "travesty" in a lengthy letter to the league. David Stern said no. The deal was off. "Sometimes you want to say, 'Dammit, David Stern,'" Lakers Coach Byron Scott said before Friday's game. "When they made the trade, before David kind of X'd it, I was like, 'Wow, that's going to be fantastic.'" Los Angeles Times

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Blake Griffin: Of course, he tried to spin it that way. After we beat Golden State, Sterling did the infamous interview with Anderson Cooper. Thankfully, commissioner Adam Silver had already taken quick action to ban him from the NBA for life. I was sitting in the trainer’s room getting treatment with Chris Paul during the Oklahoma City series when the interview came on the TV. Sterling looked at Cooper with no irony whatsoever and said, “Ask the players. My players love me!” CP and I looked at one another from across the room and just tried our best not to laugh. We were hoping after Silver’s decision that it was over, but the circus wouldn’t end. The first question I got asked at my locker the next day by a reporter was, “Blake, do you love Donald Sterling?” The Players' Tribune

October 12, 2014 Updates

Chris Paul wasn’t happy with the defense played by his team during its 112-94 loss to visiting Golden State on Tuesday in an exhibition opener. It wasn’t surprising, then, to hear Paul’s response Saturday morning when he was asked what he’d like to see from his team when it plays Sunday at Portland (6 p.m., Prime Ticket). “I’m hoping that we play defense a lot better,” Paul said. “You know, we’re trying to be a very unique team that defends very well and plays at a very nice pace, up-tempo. That’s not something that usually goes together like that, so we’re trying to put all the pieces together, and trying to keep that continuity going with both units.” Los Angeles Daily News

October 6, 2014 Updates

James is not the Cavaliers' representative to the players' union -- the responsibility belongs to James Jones -- though James acknowledged that he holds a great deal of power because of his star status. He is also close to Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, who is the players' union president. James denied that he and Paul were seeking to do away with maximum contracts – which place a limit on what every player can earn -- but he also suggested the players would seek to reap more of the benefits from the new TV deal. Cleveland Plain Dealer

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