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Chris Douglas-Roberts
Chris Douglas-Roberts
Position: None
Born: 01/08/87
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:199 lbs. / 90.7 kg.
The Los Angeles Clippers announced today that they have signed free agent forward/guard Chris Douglas-Roberts and forward/center Ekpe Udoh. Terms of the deals were not disclosed. “Chris and Ekpe are two versatile players who bring depth and a strong presence to our team,” Clippers President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Doc Rivers said. “We are excited to add them to the roster.”
How would you sum up the CDR movement to someone who might not have encountered it yet? Chris Douglas-Roberts: Rockstar life, Holly. I was saying this when I didn’t have a clue what the hell my future held. You have to know you’re a Rockstar when only 8 people are coming to your shows and you’re dressing room is storage room where they keep the mop bucket. It’s all about how you carry yourself and your attitude during adversity. Like I said, I feel I have a responsibility. I represent the progress for a lot of people out here. A lot of high school kids in Charlotte call me Dad when they see me. But seriously, I’m like the underground artist with the cult following selling out shows in smaller venues. I’m independent right now, but I’m doing good enough where I’m not really trying to sign a deal with a major label.
Chris Douglas-Roberts: I’ve gotten so much advice in this journey. Two that stand out are from my homie [music producer] Chase N. Cashe and my other homie Bean [Kobe Bryant]. One night Chase and I were talking when I was with the Knicks. Things were looking shaky I could see what was coming and I just couldn’t figure out what to do to break through. I knew I had game and so much to offer, but I couldn’t get over this damn hump. So him and I are talking in Harlem and somewhere in the conversation he just told me “figure it out.” Nothing more, nothing less. Just “figure it out.” It seems like something simple but its life. You have to figure this shit out. Nobody cares about your problems. Figure it out or be another statistic or pity story. Well, thats how I took it. After that, I put it all on me. Fired the agent I had at the time and put my future in my hands. I said if I don’t make it it’s on me and nobody else. And I figured it out. Bean basically told me something similar. He told me to go be special. He told me that the only person that is stopping me is me. He told me that I don’t give myself enough credit and once I do I’ll break through. Whoever you have to kill to get to where you’re going just kill them. It’s not personal. Bean respects my game so he really wants to see me do well. He’s a basketball fan before anything.
What are some of the things you wish you knew when you came into the league and what is the best advice you’ve been given? Chris Douglas-Roberts: If I could do all this shit over the same exact way, I would. My journey has made me the person I am today and I’m happy with who I’ve become. Every obstacle, I’ve learned valuable life lessons that I incorporate in my life every day. Even in my darkest times there was a lesson. I’ve mastered my mind where I have no bad days. I don’t have negative thoughts. If there is a moment where things aren’t going as planned, I find the positive in there and focus on that. If things went more smooth for me, I probably wouldn’t have that mentality. My journey has also given me the mentality that the weak must die. Its not fair, but that’s what it takes to be be successful in professional sports. This is a war. You have to strategize and conquer to reach your goals. The reason I’m back where I am is because I learned strategy and I learned the weak must die in this. All learned from my journey and mistakes. You have to always find a way. My strategy was to dominate D-League (kill the weaker competition) (no disrespect) and eliminate all the possible liabilities. The main one I wanted to eliminate was that I could only score when dominating the ball. So Raft (my trainer) and I set a goal. Which was to shoot 40% from three and be top-20 in the league in three-point shooting. And I did it! That’s just one of many. All strategy.
The following players cannot be dealt at all this season: Alexis Ajinca — New Orleans Pelicans; D.J. Augustin — Chicago Bulls; Andrew Bogut — Golden State Warriors; Kobe Bryant — Los Angeles Lakers; Seth Curry — Memphis Grizzlies; Chris Douglas-Roberts — Charlotte Bobcats; Stephen Jackson — Los Angeles Clippers; James Johnson — Memphis Grizzlies; Kendall Marshall — Los Angeles Lakers; Malcolm Thomas — San Antonio Spurs.