LOS ANGELES — It wasn’t the first hallway skirmish in Staples Center history. Or the most violent. Or the most humorous. When a collection of Houston Rockets “breached” – ESPN’s awesome description – the entrance of the Clippers’ locker room late Monday night, they were merely carrying on an NBA tradition. Evidently, no blows were thrown, nothing more than some dirty words and glances were exchanged and nobody’s head ended up locked.
But Chris Paul was back at Staples Center on Monday as something else, too. As a reminder. A reminder of a more promising time for the Clippers. Of an era when the organization had championship aspirations. Of everything the team did – and, in particular, didn’t do – during Paul’s six seasons here. Because, despite the progress those Clippers made, the steps came with pain. And for a group coming back from so far behind, in the end, the progress felt strangely like standing still.
Not to brag or anything, but I was a great college football player. I must have been since I was able to start the play as the quarterback, pass to myself as the receiver and then come streaking across the field to make the tackle as the strong safety. I did all of that, in front screaming fans in the Coliseum and in the Big House and in the Orange Bowl, without ever leaving my backyard. Just me, me and voice inside my head. The voice of Keith Jackson.
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Selecting a term
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