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March 13, 2015 Updates

So yes, he'll tell you, he badly wants to win the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year award and considers himself deserving. And yes, with the next challenge coming Friday against the Dallas Mavericks and an ABC game at 3:30 p.m. Sunday against the Houston Rockets, he would love to keep hitting his shots at such a ridiculous rate that he tops the great Wilt Chamberlain and sets a new mark for single-season field-goal percentage (Chamberlain set the mark of 72.7% in the 1972-73 season with the Los Angeles Lakers, and Jordan is currently at 71.5%). But Jordan, a man of Christian faith who has scripture tattooed across his chest and a smile typically on his face, isn't about to lose sight of what truly matters. Not with the lesson he learned by losing a friend he'll never forget. USA Today Sports

"I feel like the positive in (Griffin's absence) was for everybody to learn how to play without certain guys," Jordan said. "Our second unit is going to definitely benefit from this the most … Everybody has had to step up a lot. That's why it's a team. "I don't think there was any panic (when Griffin went down). I feel like there may have been guys who were a little worried, but like I've said before, when Chris went down last year (with a shoulder injury and missed more than a month) it was kind of like the same thing. We were used to it. We were used to one of our MVPs going down and everybody having to step up a little bit to pick up the slack … There wasn't a sense of a panic, just more of a focus on guys having to be ready." USA Today Sports

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DeAndre Jordan has gotten over being snubbed as an All-Star, but Doc Rivers said it would be a crime worthy of an investigation if he was also snubbed for the defensive player of the year award. In fact, if Jordan was able to post better offensive numbers, there's no reason in Rivers' eyes he shouldn't be part of the MVP conversation. "He's clearly the defensive player of the year," Rivers said Sunday. "If anybody else gets that award, we need to have an investigation. … What he’s doing defensively, if he was doing that offensively, he would be recognized as the MVP or one of them, but because it's defense, no one notices." ESPN.com

Jordan started his 300th consecutive game on Sunday, the longest active streak in the NBA, but it wasn't until Blake Griffin was sidelined with a staph infection in his right elbow three weeks ago that Jordan received the attention Rivers felt was long overdue for the Clippers' 26-year-old center. "He gets every rebound," Rivers said. "And when he doesn't get it, it takes two guys to keep him off and allows the other guys to get rebounds. He's clearly very important for us." ESPN.com

March 1, 2015 Updates

"#35 @TobiOye…" Jordan's tribute continues when he arrives at the arena. He writes the name Tobi Oyedeji on the court with his finger and speaks to his friend before every game when he says his prayer. "I feel like he would have been in the NBA somehow," Jordan said, "so he's on every court." Oyedeji also remains in the hearts of those who knew the 17-year-old power forward from Jordan's hometown of Houston. The teenager intended to follow his friend's path to the NBA by playing at Texas A&M before it veered in tragic fashion. Los Angeles Times

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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

February 12, 2015 Updates

Yet, he'll be watching the All-Star Game from home as Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki replaces injured Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, a selection made Wednesday by commissioner Adam Silver. "DJ should be on it. We all know that," Rivers said. "I think it's a travesty. I really do -- a guy who's getting 20s and 20s is not on the team." ESPN.com

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