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NBA docks Clippers $50,000 for Rivers' Kawhi injury comments

Nov 08, 2019 - 9:56 AM

The Clippers sit out Kawhi Leonard in a marquee clash due to injury but coach Doc Rivers issues a statement 'inconsistent' to the star's health status

PENALIZED. Clippers coach Doc Rivers gets into trouble for his post-game comments on Kawhi Leonard. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Clippers fined over Kawhi Leonard 'tampering'

Jun 01, 2019 - 11:41 AM

The NBA slaps a $50,000 fine on the Los Angeles Clippers after coach Doc Rivers heaped praise on Toronto star Kawhi Leonard

'MOST LIKE JORDAN.' Clipper coach Doc Rivers compares Raptors star Kawhi Leonard to NBA legend Michael Jordan. File photo

Clippers reach terms with Rivers on new coaching deal

May 24, 2018 - 9:03 AM

Doc Rivers gets a contract extension even after the Los Angeles Clippers missed the NBA playoffs for the first time in 7 years

NEW CHALLENGES. Doc Rivers says more work needs to be done after a tough season with the Los Angeles Clippers. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Clippers coach Rivers fined $15K for criticizing refs

Mar 17, 2018 - 12:42 PM

Rivers points out anomalies during the Clippers' game against the Houston Rockets

'A JOKE'. Doc Rivers points out to the reporters that the Clippers attacked the basketball for the most the game while the Rockets attempted 41 from the 3-point line but was sent to the FT line 3 times as often as LA. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Clippers coach Rivers stripped of executive duties

Aug 05, 2017 - 1:42 PM

Doc knows how to win championships That is what he will focus on says team owner Steve Ballmer

FOCUS ON COACHING. Steve Ballmer thinks the franchise is better of with Doc Rivers focusing on coaching duties alone. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/North America/AFP

WATCH: Father and son, Doc and Austin Rivers, get ejected

Dec 31, 2016 - 5:24 PM

Like son like father as Doc and Austin Rivers get tossed in a loss to the Houston Rockets

TOSSED. Clippers coach Doc Rivers (R) and his son Austin Rivers both had issues with the officials. Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFP

Thomas scores career-high 52 as Celtics edge Heat

Dec 31, 2016 - 4:44 PM

In other action James Harden records a triple double while the Rivers are ejected in Houston s win over Los Angeles

OVER DRIVE. Isaiah Thomas finishes with 37 points as the Celtics earn the win. File photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Clippers' Austin Rivers left bloodied by elbow

Apr 30, 2016 - 11:55 AM

Austin Rivers is busted wide open by an accidental elbow from Blazers forward Al Farouq Aminu but somehow returns to the game before halftime

BLOODIED CLIPPER. Austin Rivers was the latest Clipper to go down with an injury, but he showed guts in returning to the court shortly after. Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFP

Blake Griffin returns to Clippers practice after injury woes

Mar 27, 2016 - 8:14 AM

The Clippers forward will have to serve a 4 game suspension for punching the team s equipment staffer once he s reactivated

BACK ON THE COURT. Blake Griffin returned to practice after missing the past 41 games, but coach Doc Rivers warns that one practice may not be enough to reactivate the perennial All-Star. File photo by Bob Frid/EPA

Coach Doc Rivers doesn't want Clippers to play in China

Oct 08, 2015 - 2:45 PM

The Clippers are expected to fly to China to play the Charlotte Hornets but Doc Rivers says he has no interest in playing there

HOME BODY. Clippers coach Doc Rivers (L) would've had no problem playing in Rome, but isn't a fan of going to China. File photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

DeAndre Jordan apologizes for jilting Mavericks

Jul 11, 2015 - 9:46 AM

Returning Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan started his image rehabilitation by apologizing to the Mavericks organization on Twitter

THE COMEBACK KID. DeAndre Jordan left the Dallas Mavericks at the altar by turning back on his verbal agreement. Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP

DeAndre Jordan ditches Mavericks, re-signs with Clippers

Jul 09, 2015 - 1:05 PM

After initially agreeing to a deal with Dallas DeAndre Jordan has decided to return to the Clippers after a whirlwind of events on Thursday

The day the NBA was rocked by an emoji war

Jul 09, 2015 - 3:27 AM

Just days after DeAndre Jordan agreed to a deal with the Dallas Mavericks it now looks like he will return to the Los Angeles Clippers

All in the Family: Clippers acquire coach Rivers's son Austin

Jan 17, 2015 - 6:08 AM

Austin Rivers is poised to make a bit of NBA history after being traded to the Los Angeles Clippers coached by his father Doc Rivers

FAMILY CLIP. Austin Rivers will be coached by his father Doc Rivers with the Los Angeles Clippers in a three-way trade that involved Phoenix and Boston. Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE/AFP

Clippers' Griffin faces battery charge in club incident

Nov 13, 2014 - 2:38 PM

Blake Griffin is due to be arraigned on December 8 in Las Vegas and faces up to six months in jail and a 1 000 fine

Blake Griffin doesn't like flash bulbs going off in his face. Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images/AFP

Clippers owner Sterling refuses to pay $2.5 million fine

May 16, 2014 - 11:14 PM

Embattled owner Donald Sterling who was banned for life from the National Basketball Association is threatening to sue the league

LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling is banned for life from the NBA for his racial rant. Screen grab from TNT

Westbrook free throws, refs put Clippers on verge of elimination

May 14, 2014 - 4:28 PM

Russell Westbrook sank three clutch free throws with six seconds left as Oklahoma City rallied to beat the Los Angeles Clippers

THUNDER ROLLING. Oklahoma City Thunder players Kevin Durant (L) celebrates a win with teammate Russell Westbrook (R) against the Los Angeles Clippers. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Holding Court - Sterling family should cut clean

May 12, 2014 - 2:45 PM

With Donald Sterling banned from NBA operations for life the matter of his wife s 50 ownership of the LA Clippers is still to be dealt with What should come of her stake?

MOVING ON. Doc Rivers, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin have returned to the business of playing ball after the Donald Sterling controversy. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

NBA: Strong action against Sterling buoys Clippers past Warriors

Apr 30, 2014 - 4:36 PM

With the rapturous support of home fans the Clippers came through for a 113 103 triumph over the Warriors for a 3 2 series lead

EMOTIONAL VICTORY. Jamal Crawford (R) celebrates with fans, who came out and supported the Clippers amid emotional turmoil, after Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned for life from the NBA for race remarks. Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

WATCH: Clippers make silent protest amid race storm

Apr 28, 2014 - 5:53 PM

Watch video and read reactions from the Los Angeles Clippers bold protest of their team owner s alleged racial remarks prior to Game 4 loss to the Golden State Warriors

CLIPPED. Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (L) and Los Angeles Clippers forward Glen Davis (3-L) sit on the bench with their warm-up jerseys inside out in protest of their team owner’s alleged racial remarks. Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

LeBron, Shaq, Kobe among those outraged by Clippers owner's racial remarks

Apr 27, 2014 - 12:47 PM

LeBron James Kobe Bryant and other NBA stars joined the Los Angeles Clippers in outrage at racist comments purportedly from Clippers owner Donald Sterling

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul is among those distraught by the team owner's remarks. Photo by Mike Brown/EPA

Alleged racist remarks by LA Clippers owner Sterling spark uproar

Apr 27, 2014 - 3:29 AM

The NBA has launched an investigation after a recording surfaced purported to be of LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling chastising his girlfriend for associating with African Americans

SOUND CLIP. LA Clippers Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and the rest of the team will try to remain focused on the playoffs amidst a storm of bad publicity. Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

Lakers, Knicks, Celtics miss playoffs, seek help‎

Apr 19, 2014 - 8:33 AM

The Lakers Celtics and Knicks have serious decisions and changes to make after missing the NBA playoffs this year

OUTSIDE LOOKING IN. The respective teams of Kobe Bryant (L), Rajon Rondo (C) and Carmelo Anthony (R) will miss the playoffs for the first time as a collective. Photos by Christian Petersen, Jared Wickerham, Maddie Meye/Getty Images/AFP

Holding Court - Returning the Celtics to NBA glory

Apr 07, 2014 - 5:30 PM

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens has a lot to be upset about as do the franchise s fans Columnist Bert Ramirez examines what the Celtics have to do to return to their glory days

CELTIC STRUGGLE. Boston head coach Brad Stevens, seen her with Rajon Rondo, Jeff Green and Jared Sullinger, have a tough road ahead to bringing the Celtic franchise back to prominence. Photo by Shawn Thew/EPA

Holding Court - NBA gets bizarre as fortunes reverse

Mar 10, 2014 - 6:47 PM

March 6 was a bizarre days in NBA history as columnist Bert Alvarez analyzes

FULL CLIP.  Los Angeles Lakers Pau Gasol is pressured by Los Angeles Clippers Willie Green (L) and DeAndre Jordan (R) during the Lakers embarrassing defeat to crosstown rivals the Clippers. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

NBA: Crawford's long-range barrage lifts Clippers‎ over Pelicans

Feb 25, 2014 - 2:27 PM

Jamal Crawford drained seven of the Los Angeles Clippers 16 three pointers on Monday as the Clippers wrapped up a three game road trip with a 123 110 victory over New Orleans

SHOOTING CLIP. Jamal Crawford's 7 three-pointers helped propel the Clippers past the Pelicans. Photo by Michael Nelson/EPA

NBA: Chris Paul returns as Clippers rout Sixers

Feb 10, 2014 - 3:30 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers celebrated the return of point guard Chris Paul on Sunday with a 123 78 romp past the Philadelphia 76ers

CP3 IS BACK. The Clippers celebrated the return of Chris Paul with an alley-oop filled rout of the 76ers. Photo by Mike Brown/EPA

Rivers is X-factor in Clippers' title dreams

Oct 17, 2013 - 9:08 AM

Rappler previews the Los Angeles Clippers 2013 14 season

SIDELINE BOOST. Rivers will patrol the coaching position for LA. Photo by EPA/Andrew Gombert.

Clippers, Celtics complete deal for Doc Rivers - report

Jun 24, 2013 - 8:58 AM

Doc Rivers heads to Los Angeles as the Clippers dealt a 2015 first round pick for the Boston coach

OFF TO HOLLYWOOD. Rivers is headed to Los Angeles. Photo by EPA/Andrew Gombert.