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Chris Paul 'Absolutely' Staying With Clippers ... Says Doc Rivers

5/27/2017 12:55 AM PDT

Doc Rivers has a message for Clipper fans freaking out about their point guard heading to San Antonio ... telling TMZ Sports if he has his way (which he does), Chris Paul ain't going ANYWHERE.

Multiple outlets have reported there's mutual interest between the Spurs and Paul, with San Antonio wanting a new point guard (sorry, Tony Parker) and CP3 wanting to play for a contender (sorry, Clippers).

So when we got Rivers out at Madeo we had to ask about Paul's future with the team, being that Doc is the Clippers prez, and the only guy who can make the trade happen.

And according to Doc ... it ain't happening ... 'cause he told our guy Paul is 'absolutely' staying with the Clippers, and he seemed pretty concrete on it.

Concrete has been known to crack though.

DeAndre Jordan Slams Door On Blake Griffin Trade Talk ... Literally

5/20/2017 12:15 AM PDT

If you're wondering how DeAndre Jordan feels about the Clippers trading Blake Griffin this off-season, TMZ Sports is gonna give you a pretty good indication that he's not into it.

We got DJ out in Malibu and peppered him with some questions about his off-season -- and he was game. Then we asked about his ex-teammate, Jared Dudley saying Lob City needs to move BG ...

And Jordan was NOT game.

Gotcha loud and clear, DJ. 

Austin Rivers Breaking Up Clippers Would Be 'Idiotic' ... We're a Piece Away

5/12/2017 9:23 AM PDT

Austin Rivers feels VERY strongly that the L.A. Clippers should do everything in their power to keep the core players for another season ... telling TMZ Sports they're just "a piece away" from being champs. 

The rumors are swirling that Doc Rivers will break the team up -- possibly trading Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan or Chris Paul -- in the hopes of bringing in a fresh lookin' squad. 

But Austin says it would be "idiotic" to break up the band -- "We still feel like we can be an NBA championship team."

Of course, if Austin wants to vent to Clippers management, he definitely has a few connections ... 

Blake Griffin Doc's Gotta Trade His Ass ... Says Ex-Clips Teammate

5/11/2017 10:40 AM PDT

If the Clippers wanna win next year, they GOTTA trade Blake Griffin ... so says current NBA player (and former Clippers teammate) Jared Dudley.

Dudley isn't just a sharpshooter for the Phoenix Suns, he's a league expert -- so when we got him leaving Warwick in L.A. we asked what Lob City needs to do to avoid getting punked in the playoffs.

His answer? Trade Blake Griffin ... and Dudley explains why it's the perfect move.

By the way, Dudley played with Griffin in '13-'14 -- meaning he probably won't be invited to the team reunion dinner now ... which would never really happen because they didn't win anything.

Still though, ouch.

Matt Barnes Hits Clubs with DeAndre ... During Warriors Playoff Lull

5/11/2017 8:58 AM PDT

With the Golden State Warriors still waiting to find out who they'll face in the next round of the playoffs, Matt Barnes jetted to L.A. to blow off some steam with his old Clippers pal, DeAndre Jordan

The two hit up Warwick in Hollywood with a TON of huge stars including Julio Jones, French MontanaNicole Scherzinger, Zach Randolph and more. 

The Warriors will either play the Rockets or the Spurs in the Western Conference Finals -- depending who wins that series. 

So, why not use the downtime to chill with old pals? 

Over in Cleveland, the Cavs are in a similar situation -- waiting on the winner of the Wizards and Celtics series. They decided to throw a dance party during workouts yesterday. 

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L.A. Clippers Not Eliminated From The Turn Up ... Party In L.A. After Playoff Exit

5/1/2017 7:05 AM PDT

The Clippers don't seem to be taking another early playoff exit TOO hard ... partying in L.A. the same night they were bounced from O'Brien tourney by the Utah Jazz.

Chris Paul, Paul Pierce and Alan Anderson tore up the town Sunday night, hitting up Tao for dinner, then spinning over to Nightingale Plaza for Greystone Sundays hosted by MADE nightlife.

The Lob city boys weren't the only gone fishin' hoopers out last night, Russell Westbrook was also at Nightingale soaking up his feelings.

As for the Clippers, the entire future of the team is kinda screwed, so we'd imagine the night out was more about sending off Paul Pierce in style than the party itself.

But still, party they did.

Justin Bieber Sorry, Kendrick ... I Won't Sit Down to be 'HUMBLE.'

4/27/2017 12:50 AM PDT

Justin Bieber's dance moves are about to go viral -- dude was GIGGIN' hard to Kendrick Lamar's new single at an NBA playoff game ... awkwardness be damned.

The Biebs had box seats for Game 5 of the Clippers/Jazz series in L.A. Tuesday night, and was inspired to get up and dance when he heard Kendrick's song, "HUMBLE."

Some ticket holders got an up close and personal show of JB doing his thing ... especially the guy next to him. Too close, maybe.

Kendrick was in the house, and had the honor of sitting courtside. Key word ... sitting. No one knows his music better than K-Dot.

Kendrick Lamar Praised By LAPD Commish We Bonded At Clippers Game

4/27/2017 12:30 AM PDT

Something crazy went down at the Clippers game ... Kendrick Lamar forged a real, powerful friendship with the LAPD commissioner. 

K-Dot's lyrics haven't exactly been pro-cop over the years -- he rapped about hating the po-po on "Alright" and once performed the song on top of a burned up police car. 

Which is why it was shocking when he posed for a pic Tuesday night at the Clippers game with LAPD commish Steve Soboroff ... one of the top cops in L.A.

We spoke with Soboroff who says it wasn't a cheap PR stunt -- the guys are REALLY friends and have a mutual respect and understanding for each other. 

"Do I support anti-police sentiment and speech?" Soboroff said ... "No, of course not. He expresses through his art form his feelings, and I respect that. And I think he respects – or I hope he would respect – how seriously we take community policing and understanding people’s views."

Soboroff says the two are on such good terms, Kendrick helped him buy tickets to the rapper's upcoming concert at Staples Center for his son (Steve's more of a Sinatra guy). 

Bottom line ... "I consider him a friend, and I think he considers me a friend."

At least someone in L.A. won at the Clippers game. 

DeAndre Jordan Celebrates Huge Playoff Win ... In Da Club!!

4/19/2017 9:00 AM PDT

There's only one way to celebrate a monster playoff performance like DeAndre Jordan had Tuesday night -- HIT THE NIGHTCLUB!!

Jordan headed straight to Avenue Nightclub in Hollywood after dominating the Jazz with 18 points and 15 rebounds and helping the Clippers tie the series at 1-1 ... hanging out until after 1 AM.

But don't trip ... Lob City has a couple days off until their next game, so he should be good to go come Friday.


DeAndre Jordan Hey Romo, Screw The Mavericks (Like I Did) COME PLAY FOR US!!

4/11/2017 8:01 AM PDT

DeAndre Jordan wants his quarterback, Tony Romo, in Los Angeles ... to play for the Clippers ... telling TMZ Sports he wishes Tony was suiting up for his squad, and not the Mavericks.

Why is anyone talking about Romo playing basketball? 'Cause Tony is actually suiting up for the Mavericks in the team's home finale -- FOR REAL -- as a special send-off from owner Mark Cuban.

Jordan is a HUGE Cowboys fan, so when we got him out in L.A. we had to ask about Romo's hoops debut, and Jordan made it clear ... he wishes it were with the Clippers.

Cool sentiment, but we're not sure if Lob City needs another guy who can't win the big one.

J.J. Redick Clippers Shouldn't Break Up ... I'll Do Anything To Stop It

4/9/2017 12:55 AM PDT

Clippers sharpshooter J.J. Redick says he won't miss on keeping Blake Griffin & Chris Paul in L.A. ... and says he'll do everything he can to keep them from bolting LA LA land.

We got Redick out in BH and asked him a series of questions about the state of Clippers hoops ... which is up in the air with both Chris and Blake being free agents this summer.

Lots of people say it might be time for the Clippers to break things up and start over, but when we asked J.J. if he'd do everything in his might to stop that ... his answer was a simple "yes."

Two words can save you, J.J. ... World. Championship.

Austin Rivers I'd Bust My Dad's Ass In 1-On-1 ... Even In His NBA Prime

3/26/2017 12:45 AM PDT

Austin Rivers is engaging in some serious generational smack talk with his dad, Doc ... saying he'd beat the hell out of his pops in a 1-on-1 game ... even when Doc was at the top of his game.

Austin currently plays for his dad on the Clippers, but before that Doc was an All-Star player in NBA. So when we got Austin out at Catch, we had to ask who'd win an all Rivers battle if both guys were young.

"I'm whooping that ass every time."

We got Doc a little later and asked the same question -- he said Austin would win because he's "old" now ... which tells us he fully didn't get the scenario and thinks a young him would bust his kid's ass.

Carmelo Anthony Chillin With Sam Cassell ... L.A. Bound?

3/20/2017 1:03 PM PDT

If you like seeing Carmelo Anthony in Knicks colors, turn your head ... cause Melo was out in L.A. Sunday night chatting it up at Catch with Sam Cassell, an assistant coach for the Clippers.

The Clippers are one of Melo's most talked about potential landing spots, and rumor has it that a trade between them and the Knicks almost happened at the deadline.

Add into the equation Melo's wife, LaLa, has an exploding acting career (never hurts to be in L.A.) and the Knicks seem to be souring on Anthony in favor of Porzingis and this meeting could be HUGE.

Or, the guys just both like seafood.

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