Clippers “Back in Blue” Short-Sleeve Uniform.

by Andrew Flint

Los Angeles Clippers never shy from fashion statements step out in baby blue this year.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: You know what they say, all fashion starts in LA, so will the entire NBA be sporting these by next season?


Clippers Sign Antawn Jamison

by Brian Potts

Jamison moves across town from the Lakers to the Clippers.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Jamison is a great fit for the Clippers. He still has plenty to give.


Top 10 Clippers Of All Time

by Hoopsvibe

Top 10 Los Angeles Clippers Ever.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: I know everyone's thinking CP3, but what about Danny Manning and Bob McAdoo?


Butler, Bledsoe, Redick Trade.

by Andrew Flint

NBA Trade Alert: Butler, Bledsoe, and Redick involved in 3-team trade.

HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: The Clippers pick up J.J. Redick in the deal, but will need more if they want to make a run at the West.


Rumor Alert: Mavs Going After Chris Paul.

by Andrew Flint

Rumor Alert: Dallas Mavericks hungry to land Chris Paul and ready to make it happen.

HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: They’ve got the money to make it happen and the Clippers aren’t exactly championship ready.


FUNNY ALERT! Blake Griffin Kia commercials

by Matt Formica

I want to go on record right now and say:  Blake Griffin is hilarious in those Kia commercials.

Hoopsvibe’s quick call:  Blake Griffin is the best thing that’s happened to Kia in a long time.  Well, other than Adriana Lima, of course.


The top 5 free throw shooters in the NBA today

by Matt Formica

The following article profiles the top five free throw shooters in the NBA today.

Hoopsvibe’s quick call:  Free throw shooting is a crucial aspect of the game and is often the difference between winning and losing.


Video: GQ’s Chris Paul Cover Launch Party Sponsored By Hennessy

by Andrew Flint

Video Coverage of GQ and Hennessy’s CP3 cover launch party.

HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: HoopsVibe talks one-on-one with Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Terrell Ownes, and more at CP3’s GQ cover release party.

HoopsVibe is on location at Sayers Club in Hollywood, CA to cover the Chris Paul GQ release party sponsored by Hennessy. The stars walked the red carpet as we caught up with some of the NBA’s most popular players just as they are set to return to camp for the 2012-2013 season. 

The event was put together by Hennessy and GQ Magazine to celebrate Chris Paul’s first ever GQ cover. Watch Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan dish on which Clipper have the worst fashion sense as Matt Barnes and Chris Paul talk about trying to find clothes they’re wives dig. Even T.O. chats with HoopsVibe about how Sports influence fashion and fashion influences Sports. 

It’s a classy night for a classy man, as CP3 leads the Clippers to the promise land of style. Hennessy handles the party with R&B-Pop sensation “Miguel” killing it on the mic. See how this amazing night all got started as HoopsVibe chats with NBA All-Stars and Hollywood celebs on the red carpet.


CP3’s GQ Cover Release Party By Hennessy

by Andrew Flint

Hennessy and GQ team up to celebrate CP3’s first GQ cover.

HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: With a combo like Hennessy and GQ at the Sayers Club in Hollywood, it’s safe to say this will be one banging event.

I showed up to the Sayers Club in Hollywood expecting an incredible night. The second I heard Hennessy and GQ were teaming up for CP3’s October GQ cover release party, I knew this was going to be an amazing event. Plus, the confirmed celebs on the press Tip Sheet included names like Blake Griffin, Kid Cudi, Terrell Owens, Magic Johnson, Lamar Odom (could the Kardashian clan show up?), and Grant Hill, along with a number of Hollywood actors. This was my kind of crowd. Ok, my crowd is usually waiting in line at Target for a price check, but I could definitely get used to an upgrade, NBA / Hollywood style.

When I got there the the Hennessy and GQ reps as well as the manager of the Sayers Club greeted me, all were super chill. We set up and soon enough Caron Butler strolled down the red carpet in the VIP entrance of the Sayers Club. Not only did he have time for the press, but he also granted HoopsVibe an exclusive interview along with all of the Clippers as they arrived (keep an eye out these will be edited and on the site soon). This was going to be a good night. 

Having interviewed everyone from CP3 and Blake Griffin to TO, and Agent Zero, the red carpet was a wrap and it was time to head inside and enjoy the night. As I approached the bar I accidentally bumped into Talib Kweli. Oops. My bad, Talib, don’t tell Mos Def. This high class elbow-rubbing was going to take some getting used to.  

The bar was of course serving Hennessy specialty drinks and who was I to disagree. CP3 and the Clippers socialized in the center of the room as the satellite celebs circled. The amazing Prince inspired R&B-Pop band “Miguel” soon took the stage and NBA All-Stars transformed into fans as they whipped out their iPhones to grab photos and video of the group primed for a mass appeal explosion. 

After the band had finished their set, CP3 hopped on the mic thanking everyone for coming out to celebrate his cover. GQ handed out copies of the October issue and I made sure to grab one. I mentioned I still shop at Target, right? This was an upscale night for an NBA All-Star that is just as classy off the court as he is on it.

For more info, updates, and gossip follow @HoopsVibe.


Reggie Evans: Blake Griffin ‘should know how to defend himself’

by Hoopsvibe

Blake is 6-10 and what, 240 or something? He’s a big boy. He should know how to defend himself out there,’ Evans said.


HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: The NBA has an unwritten rule called ‘Know Your Place’.

This rule is simple: a scrub like Reggie Evans can’t publicly call out a superstar like Blake Griffin.

Did Mike Smrek ever bust Magic Johnson’s chops to the L.A. Times? Did Stacey King ever tell the world that Michael Jordan should stand up to Rick Mahorn, Bill Laimbeer, and the Detroit Pistons? Mark Madsen replied ‘yes sir’ to every request from Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal. 

Evans should consider precedence before going on the record with his criticism of Blake-Zilla. Of course, the journeyman is right. Griffin should defend himself. Just like Evans and every other Clipper should defend him, too.

Such a conversation should happen behind closed doors in the the locker room. Instead, it’s gone viral, which is the worst scenario for all involved.

Media and fans will be watching every time an opponent raises a hand to Griffin. And the only thing these young Clipper needs to be worrying about is the playoffs.

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Video: Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, and Clippers are rocking playoff beards

by Hoopsvibe

HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: They won’t beat Baron Davis or James Harden’s facial locks. They will give the masses at Staples Center and hoop heads around the world comedic entertainment.

The Los Angeles Clippers have started growing playoff beards to celebrate their return to the second season -much like teams in the National Hockey League do.

As mentioned in the video, forward Reggie Evans has a ‘mile head start’ on attaining the ‘Rick Ross’ look. Bottom line: the Clippers, having gotten over their mid-season struggles, appear relaxed, loose, and ready for the playoffs.

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Blake Griffin: “I’m definitely sick of taking hard hits.”

by Hoopsvibe

“I’m definitely sick of taking hard hits,” Griffin said after the Clippers’ shootaround Monday. “…There’s a point, I can’t remember what game it was, in my mind where I thought this is kind of ridiculous. I’m sick of it, but it’s going to keep on happening.”


HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Yesterday it was Derrick Rose. Today it`s Blake Griffin.

Two of the NBA’s greatest stars have recently gone public with their frustration over the hard fouls they’ve sustained from opponents. Rose took a nasty knock from Charlie Villanueva, while Griffin was head-hunted by Jason Smith.

Both should get used to the rough stuff. After all, superstars who embarrass opponents are targets. That’s the way it has been. And that’s the way it always will be.

Fortunately, there’s a simple answer.

Their teammates must dish out what they’ve been receiving. If Rose or Griffin take a shot then the Bulls and Clippers must give it back at the earliest opportunity possible.

The cheap shots only stop when opponents understand there’s a price to pay for taking liberties on Rose and Griffin. 

The earlier this message is sent, the better.

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DeMarcus Cousins: Blake Griffin is ‘Babied’ by NBA

by Hoopsvibe

He viewed the no-call as a continuation of the preferential treatment that Griffin has received from the NBA during his two seasons. ‘He’s babied,’ Cousins said. ‘He’s the poster child of the league. He sells tickets, but he’s babied. Bottom line.’ Babied by whom, Cousins was asked. ‘The refs, the league — period,’ he continued.


HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: It’s how the NBA does business.

Right or wrong, fair or not, David Stern’s league has always protected their superstars, nudging referees to give the benefit of the doubt to top players.

More often than not, Magic Johnson got the whistle. Same with Michael Jordan during the eighties and nineties. And conspiracy theorists would argue the Los Angeles Lakers often had the zebras on their side.

So Sacramento Kings’ post DeMarcus Cousins can’t be shocked, surprised, or upset that Los Angeles Clippers superstar Blake Griffin, the new face of the league, gets protection from the referees. In a way, Cousins benefits from this, too. After all, Griffin playing well improves fan interest, which increases revenues and drives salaries.

Of course, Cousins is competing against Griffin and is understandably frustrated. Sadly, there’s nothing he can do about it -as Blake-Zilla will continue getting favourable treatment from referees.

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Video: Blake Griffin uses Chris Paul screen for massive jam

by Hoopsvibe

HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: The set-up was unique.

Typically, Blake Griffin gets his dunks off a Chris Paul assist -and not a back screen from the tiny table-setter.

On Monday evening, the 2011 Slam Dunk champ used the Paul pick and went straight to the hoop with a powerful one-handed tomohawk.

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