Kawhi Leonard said part of the reason why he signed a max deal to stay with the Clippers instead of opting for a shorter deal that could lead to a more lucrative contract is that he hopes to return and play this season.
Where do the Bucks, Nets, Lakers and every contender stand? We're breaking down all 30 teams as training camps begin this week, less than one month from the start of the 2021-22 NBA season.
Lawrence Frank, president of basketball operations for the Clippers, says "no one knows" when Kawhi Leonard will be able to return from the ACL injury he suffered last season.
Last year, Anthony Davis was #2 on ESPN's Top 100 NBA Players, this year he is #9. What happened? Why the big drop? Travis and Sliwa answered the questions. Also, Clippers Owner Steve Ballmer is still talking smack about "taking LA" with his new Intuit Dome. Plus, UFC President Dana White called in to talk about who is UFC's real competition and the Diaz brothers.
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After 15 seasons in the NBA, JJ Redick announced his retirement this morning.
The new home of the LA Clippers, which is slated to open in Inglewood for the 2024-25 season, will provide "our own presence, identity," owner Steve Ballmer said. "We needed to say, 'We're our own guys. We don't play in the same place as the other guys.'"
The Clippers broke ground on their new arena in Inglewood this morning, so the guys reacted. Travis and Sli are not threated as Lakers fans but are generally "intrigued" by the new Clippers' home. The guys took calls on the topic, especially lots of Lakers fans. Also, "Fact Or Cap" with the question: Are Baseball movies the best sports movies?
Are the Lakers locks for the No. 1 seed? Are the Clippers headed for the play-in? Our NBA Summer Forecast continues with win-loss projections for every West team.
Which players are likely to make us ask why they weren't drafted higher? Mike Schmitz identifies five who have star potential.
In case you missed it, the Lakers made some moves. But are LeBron & Co. any closer to a title? Kevin Pelton grades L.A.'s batch of deals and the offseasons of all 15 West teams.
Where do the Bucks, Nets, Lakers and every contender stand? We're taking stock of all 30 teams after the draft and free agency shook up the league's hierarchy.
A trio of return games for All-Star point guards Russell Westbrook, Kyle Lowry and Kemba Walker highlighted the NBA's full schedule release Friday afternoon.
Bledsoe returns to his first NBA team, but can he be a difference-maker for the Clippers? Kevin Pelton breaks down the deal.
The Grizzlies have traded Eric Bledsoe to the Clippers in exchange for Patrick Beverley, Rajon Rondo and Daniel Oturu.
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The Los Angeles Clippers are trading Patrick Beverley, Rajon Rondo and Daniel Oturu to the Memphis Grizzlies for guard Eric Bledsoe, sources tell ESPN.
Kawhi Leonard signing the huge extension means that the Clippers will have high expectaions for the next few years, so Sli and Kirk wondered what this means for the Clips and what it really means for the Lakers. Also, will the city of LA cheer for their former heros like Jared Goff and Kyle Kuzma? And, do we have to worry about the Dodgers since its August? Plus, "The Dump."
With Travis still out, Kirk Morrison thinks "Football is back!" with this weekend being the first NFL Preseason games. Sliwa thinks "not so much" because it is still the Preseason. Plus, why do the Dodgers lose so many close games? The Dodgers are 13-21 in One Run games this season, so the fellas wondered if Dodger Fans need to worry about their team in close games. And, talk on the Clippers giving Kawhi Leonard a big extension, despite his injury. Then, a Friday edition of "Ask Sli!"