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    Report: Favoritism for Austin Rivers led Chris Paul to “despise” Doc Rivers

    If Chris Paul trusted Doc Rivers to build and coach a contender with the Clippers, he would not have been laying the groundwork with other teams in advance of free agency, then ultimately telling the Clippers he was headed to the Rockets and they should make a trade to send him there. Long-time Los Angeles-based broadcaster and current ESPN anchor Michael Eaves — who used to do the Clippers pre- and post-games shows on Fox Sports in L.A. — gave up the details on his Facebook page. Paul’s relationship with Doc Rivers started to deteriorate rapidly after the Clippers acquired Austin Rivers.

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    Ex-Redskins RB Clinton Portis was ready to commit murder until friend talked him out of it

    Former Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis contemplated killing one of his former managers after losing millions of dollars in various investments, helping to wipe out part of his NFL fortune. In a story published by Sports Illustrated, Portis recounted a night four years ago in which he sat in a car outside a building, holding a gun and awaiting one of the managers he felt had ruined him financially. Portis had made $43.1 million in his nine-year NFL career, but most of it had either been spent or lost through investments or, one suit claimed, bank withdrawals without his consent. An anonymous friend, a television producer who had been trained as a family therapist, talked him out

  • How the Chris Paul trade changes the Western Conference landscape
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    Ball Don't Lie

    How the Chris Paul trade changes the Western Conference landscape

    We haven't even reached free agency, and Chris Paul's push to join the Houston Rockets has already sent shockwaves through the NBA.