Clipper Darrell Rumors
Clipper Darrell is still hurting about how it all went down in the bubble. The team struggled with a variety of issues, culminating with a loss to the Nuggets in the Western Conference semifinals despite leading the series 3-1. For the thousands of fans unable to see their teams in person this NBA season, a part of their recreation and leisure is missing. Clipper Darrell, as one of the most visible fans of a team in the league after having attended nearly every Clippers home game for the previous 20 years, represents that separation anxiety.
Clipper Darrell joked that he was “hoping and praying” Ballmer called him, saying that he was ready to be quarantined just to support his team. “I mean, it hurts, man,” Clipper Darrell says. “Not to be able to cheer my guys on, high-five them, and tell them, ‘We’re going to be able to do this,’ man. And get that crowd pumped up. It’s my nature. You know, I feel guilty not being able to go, man. It breaks my heart, man, not being able to get in. I see Ballmer sitting next to them, I say, ‘Ballmer, call me, man! I want to sit next to you! Man, come on! We go six feet, let’s cheer these guys!’ But, you know, hey. I never get that phone call yet!”
Kawhi Leonard is extending an olive branch to Snoop Dogg in the form of some free swag. The LA Clippers star Leonard sent the famous rapper several pairs of New Balance shoes this week. Snoop is a big supporter of the Los Angeles Lakers and clowned Clipper fans Marcellus Wiley and “Clipper Darrell” over the gift from Leonard. Here is the video (but beware of the foul language):
Anderson watched the Clippers overcome a 15-point deficit to win in front of a sold-out crowd of 18,997 fans at Staples Center. Leonard scored a game-high 35 points and has been the star of the two games so far, not James or Davis. Clippers guard Patrick Beverley made a key defensive play in the end to thwart a late James 3-pointer attempt. The Clippers also won the first regular-season meeting between the teams, 112-102, sans George, on opening night. “It’s the Steve Ballmer-era. No egos. It’s our time. June 2020, let’s go,” said longtime superfan Clipper Darrell via text. “It feels so good to be a Clippers fan.”
Jovan Buha: Marcin Gortat retweeted Clipper Darrell’s tweet about it being heartbreaking to bench him after eight games and break his consecutive games started streak 👀 pic.twitter.com/Lp6oBxy2xi