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NY Post: Steve Ballmer turns down $60 million offer for TV rights

Last night the New York Posted published an article stating that Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer turned down a lucrative $60 million-a-year television deal with Fox Sports’ Prime Ticket and will instead work to […]


This Nov. 1979, file photo shows Kansas City Kings' Scott Wedman and Philadelphia 76ers' Julius Erving watching as Kings' Bill Robinzine, left, and 76ers' Darryl Dawkins run for cover after Dawkins shattered the glass backboard during a basketball game in Kansas City, Mo. Darryl Dawkins, whose backboard-shattering dunks earned him the moniker "Chocolate Thunder" and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, has died. He was 58. The Lehigh County, Pennsylvania coroner's office said Dawkins died Thursday morning, Aug. 27, 2015, at a hospital.

Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins, aka ‘Chocolate Thunder’ has died

Darryl Dawkins, whose board-shattering dunks earned him the moniker “Chocolate Thunder” and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, has died. He was 58. The Lehigh County, Pennsylvania coroner’s office said Dawkins died Thursday morning […]


Branden Dawson, DeAndre Jordan, Austin Rivers

NBA fines Clippers $250,000 because of DeAndre Jordan pitch

The NBA has fined the Los Angeles Clippers $250,000 after an investigation found the team had violated league rules while trying to re-sign DeAndre Jordan last month. The league said Tuesday that the Clippers had […]


Blake Griffin, Andre Drummond

USA Basketball ends minicamp with exhibition game

There was no LeBron James or Stephen Curry. Nor were there any signs of Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant or James Harden. Most importantly, there weren’t any injuries. The U.S. men’s basketball team ended […]


Jonathan Holmes, Jahlil Okafor

Los Angeles Lakers sign F Jonathan Holmes to multiyear deal

Undrafted rookie forward Jonathan Holmes has agreed to a multiyear deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers announced the deal Thursday. Holmes spent the past four seasons at Texas, averaging 10.3 points and 6.1 […]


Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, drives around Houston Rockets forward Josh Smith.

NBA schedule has Christmas finals rematch, more player rest

The Golden State Warriors will see an old friend on opening night and LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in an NBA Finals rematch on Christmas, two of the highlight games of their title defense. […]


Kobe Bryant, Rajon Rondo

Some things to note from the 2015-16 NBA schedule

Some notes on the 2015-16 NBA schedule, released Wednesday by the league office. RING NIGHT Golden State gets its championship rings and one more night to revel in last season’s accomplishments on Oct. 27, when […]



Clippers 2015-16 Game Schedule

Listen to the games on The Beast 980!     Download grid version in PDF format Print friendly text version DAY DATE OPPONENT TIME NAT’L TV Preseason Schedule Fri. 10/2/15 Denver 7:30 PM Sun. 10/4/15 at […]


Former USC basketball star John Rudometkin dies

John Rudometkin, the University of Southern California star center who played in the NBA for New York and San Francisco, has died. He was 75. The school said Wednesday that Rudometkin died Tuesday in Newcastle […]


Branden Dawson

Hear our “Clippers Power Hour” with Branden Dawson

Los Angeles Clippers forward Branden Dawson spent some quality time with The Beast 980 as he joined Brett Winterble and guest host Patrick O’Neal. In case you missed it, listen here: The Beast 980 is […]