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Kawhi Leonard has no incentive to stay in L.A. if Clippers lose to Jazz

Kawhi Leonard can opt out of his current contract at the end of the season. He has zero incentive to stay in Los Angeles if the Clippers fall to the Utah Jazz. Kawhi Leonard signed with the Clippers ahead of the 2019-20 season to have a chance to play at home. He also enjoyed the benefits of playing in a bigger market, notably getting more exposure via his endorsement deal with New Balance.
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Lakers great Shaquille O’Neal’s savage two-word response to potentially rooting for Clippers

There may still be another LA team in the 2021 playoffs in the Los Angeles Clippers, but Los Angeles Lakers icon Shaquille O’Neal couldn’t care less. With the Lakers out of the playoff picture after a first-round exit, some might think that the likes of Shaq and Robert Horry would be rooting for the other LA team to win the championship. They’re both Los Angeles teams anyway, so they would still make the city proud, right?
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Bronny James' Sierra Canyon season debut spoiled in front of LeBron, Drake

CHATSWORTH, Calif. — Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James didn’t make the second round of the NBA playoffs for the first time in 14 seasons after the Phoenix Suns eliminated the defending champions in six games last week. The Los Angeles Clippers are still in the playoffs (and playing at home tomorrow night) but it was the CIF Southern Sectional Finals between Sierra Canyon and Corona Centennial that was the hottest ticket in town Friday night.
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3 bold Jazz-Clippers predictions for Game 3 in LA

The Utah Jazz have taken a 2-0 series lead over the Los Angeles Clippers, proving they’re deserving of the number one seed of the Western Conference so far. The first two games have been highly entertaining, as each one has come down to the wire. The Clippers are very familiar with the feeling of falling 0-2 in a series, so the team should still feel confident heading into Game 3.
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Serge Ibaka injury update: Clippers forward to miss rest of NBA playoffs after undergoing back surgery

The Clippers will be without one of their top frontcourt players for the rest of the 2021 NBA playoffs. Los Angeles announced Friday that Serge Ibaka underwent back surgery and will miss the remainder of the postseason. Ibaka sat out 30 straight regular-season games with back issues before returning for the Clippers' final two contests. He played in Games 1 and 2 of the team's first-round series against the Mavericks but was sidelined for the next seven playoff games before the Clippers officially shut him down.
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Shaquille O'Neal And Robert Horry Say They Will Never Root For The Clippers: "Hell No."

With the Los Angeles Lakers officially eliminated from the playoffs, the Clippers are the only California-based team left in the fight for the title. Even still, there are some Californians who remain unwilling to root for them. Shaquille O'Neal and Robert Horry are among that group, as they revealed in a recent appearance on "The Big" podcast:
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NBA injury updates: Nets still without James Harden; Clippers' Serge Ibaka has season-ending back surgery

The NBA playoffs are in the second round, and, as always, there's been no shortage of injuries around the league impacting several teams. The flurry of injuries is similar to what we saw in the regular season, and some team personnel members around the league reportedly felt it's a direct result of the compressed 2020-21 schedule, as the league wanted to fit in a 72-game schedule despite the season not starting until late December.
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Kawhi Leonard, Clippers doomed by one glaring blunder in Game 2

The loudest narrative back in 2019, when Kawhi Leonard and Paul George joined forces on the Los Angeles Clippers, was how their wing defenders would terrorize the league. But after Luka Doncic ripped the Clippers to shreds in round one, we’re seeing more of the same against Donovan Mitchell in Game 2.
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Clippers’ Serge Ibaka undergoes season-ending back surgery

The LA Clippers have announced that Serge Ibaka has undergone surgery on his back. The center will miss the remainder of the season for the Clippers. Ibaka had been dealing with a nerve issue in his back since the early parts of the season. He returned at the end of the regular season, but only lasted a few games before his injury flared back up again. Now, the Clippers and Ibaka have elected for surgery, ruling him out for the rest of the postseason.
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Dallas Mavericks: 5 Kristaps Porzingis trades to consider this offseason

Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports. The Dallas Mavericks were knocked out in the first round of the playoffs by the LA Clippers for the second straight year. Luka Doncic was unstoppable in the series, but he did not get enough help from his supporting cast. Kristaps Porzingis struggled and took the brunt of the blame for the Mavs early postseason exit.
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Serge Ibaka shared photo from hospital after back surgery

The Los Angeles Clippers will be without Serge Ibaka for the rest of the postseason. The Clippers announced on Friday that Ibaka underwent back surgery. Ibaka shared a photo on social media of himself at the hospital. He also included a message where he expressed disappointment about being unable to help the team on the court.