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Clippers schedule: Chris Paul makes his Staples Center homecoming Jan. 15

By Elliott Teaford|

Clippers unveil new uniforms with slight differences

The Clippers unveiled their new uniforms Friday and, at first glance, they looked pretty much like their old ones. The Nike logo on the jersey and shorts was the biggest change, after the sneaker and apparel company’s new eight-year contr...

By Elliott Teaford|

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  • NBA basketball

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  • Clippers

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  • Clippers

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  • Lakers

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