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Pistons' Blake Griffin faces former team in matchup with Los Angeles Clippers

Pistons' Blake Griffin faces former team in matchup with Los Angeles Clippers

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Blake Griffin re-signed with the Los Angeles Clippers last July with the understanding that he'd be a 'Clipper for life.' His tenure with the Clippers after inking the five-year, $ 171 million contract lasted just over half a season. Griffin was blindsided when he was dealt to the Detroit Pistons late last month, claiming he found out about the trade on Twitter. He'll get a chance to exact a little revenge on Friday night when the Clippers play at Little Caesars Arena. Griffin has already had a major impact on his new team. The Pistons carry a five-game winning streak into the game, the last four with the five-time All-Star power forward in their lineup. He supplied 11 points and two assists during the fourth quarter of a 115-106 victory over Brooklyn on Wednesday. After finishing with a t...
Blake Griffin unlikely to play in Clippers-Warriors rematch

Blake Griffin unlikely to play in Clippers-Warriors rematch

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors will seek to continue their recent mastery of the Los Angeles Clippers when the two top teams in the Pacific Division meet for the second time in five days on Wednesday night. The Warriors have beaten the Clippers 12 straight times, including 121-105 on Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles. Only three NBA teams have a longer active winning streak against a single opponent. Oklahoma City has won 17 in a row against Philadelphia, while the Los Angeles Lakers have lost their last 14 to both Dallas and Portland. The Warriors' 12th straight over the Clippers was an especially painful defeat for Los Angeles. It lost star forward Blake Griffin in the game to a concussion. Griffin sat out Monday's 108-107 home win over the Atlanta Hawks, and is unlikely to...
Robert Griffin III, fiancé welcome baby girl

Robert Griffin III, fiancé welcome baby girl

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July 4 (UPI) -- Free agent quarterback Robert Griffin III became a father Sunday after fiancé Grete Sadeiko gave birth to a baby girl.Gloria was born at a healthy six-pounds and 12-ounces."Welcome to the world Gloria Griffin," Griffin wrote on Instagram."Your mommy is incredible! The way she pushed through delivering you into the world was the stuff of legend. Very simply put, Your mom is a certified baller!!! I am blessed to have your Mommy riding with me as we show each other what real love is and now we have you, our own little angel to raise. It is very rare to find something real in this world we live in. God is real and he has blessed your mommy and daddy beyond our wildest dreams. We found each other and we made you. We have Real Love. Real Happiness. Real Purpose. That is priceless...
Los Angles Clippers compare Blake Griffin to MLK in recruiting pitch

Los Angles Clippers compare Blake Griffin to MLK in recruiting pitch

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July 2 (UPI) --Blake Griffin joined JFK, Martin Luther King Jr., and other icons on a shirt worn by Los Angeles Clippers employees after his free agency meeting.President Barack Obama, Mohammad Ali, Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi, Michael Jackson and Nelson Mandela were also on the shirt. ESPN reported the recruiting tactic.The shirt read: "Pioneers" and is now available online for $ 25.A source close to the Clippers told ESPN that the shirt was first given to players in the preseason, without Griffin's image, to encourage the team to live like those in the photo.Griffin, 28, averaged 21.6 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game in 61 games last season for the Clippers. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft shot a career-high 76 percent from the free throw line.Clippers employees wor...