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Josh Smith
Position: F
Born: 12/05/85
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Salary: $1,499,187
Josh Smith and an unspecified Clipper coach were involved in a frustration-fueled argument following the Clippers’ 91-80 loss to Toronto Sunday. Profanities and yelling made their way through the cement walls separating the Clipper locker room from an adjacent room where the media was waiting to speak to head coach Doc Rivers. Rivers and Clipper players didn’t offer details on the incident. “It’s (like any) locker room after you lose and play like that. Guys are upset,” Rivers said. “That’s about it.”
Smith, a new addition to the Clippers, said everyone should hate everyone on the court while the clock is ticking. “I feel like an opponent’s not supposed to like another opponent,” Smith said at Saturday’s shootaround. “So, I think we should come out and keep giving them reasons not to like us. I feel like this is a competitive game, competitive juices are flowing. Even when you have good friends on other teams, you’re supposed to hate them for 48 minutes.”
Smith knows how stifling a bad fit can be; he was waived by the Detroit Pistons in December after the team’s experiment with a massive front line became a colossal failure. He rebounded with a strong showing once he signed with the Houston Rockets. “It’s all about a player being happy and comfortable in his situation,” Smith said. “Me in Detroit, it’s kind of a similar situation. I think he’s been looking at it as a fresh year.”