Los Angeles Clippers Rumors
There was a moment when it all clicked for Paul Pierce, when he knew he was no longer an all-star, no longer the man on his team. He was just a guy, a part of the machine, trying his best to help a team win. For Pierce, this was, ahem, a joint decision. “Something did click – my knees started clicking … then my ankles … then my elbows,” he joked. “That’s what clicked.”
“I think it is (easy) being that I understand the game, understand my role at this stage,” he said. “And, I understand this team is all about our stars and the stars in the league. I’m just trying to fill in and play off of Chris (Paul), off of Blake and off of (DeAndre Jordan), just fill whatever kind of role they need me for. “But I think the transition is going to be easy – get to the corner and make 3-pointers.”
As the son of an NBA head coach, Nuggets head coach Mike Malone has seen his fair share of players with leadership traits. The best, in his opinion, is Chris Paul. “All I can speak to from my experience, he’s probably the best leader I’ve ever been around,” Malone said.
Following what felt like a brief, but action-packed offseason, the NBA officially returned last night, with the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers tipping off the preseason. One of the guys who made the offseason exciting was DeAndre Jordan, who was briefly a Dallas Maverick before re-committing to the Clippers. And good thing he did, because we probably wouldn’t have gotten this hilarious sneaker moment.