Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Well, this is a bit loopy. The internets are reporting that Baron Davis has "verbally agreed" to sign a five year, $65 million deal with the LA Clippers, mere hours after rather abruptly opting out of his Warriors contract. This is obviously pretty big news, and lips are aflutter that this is merely the first salvo fired in post-KG basketball, that Baron and Elton Brand (also a free agent, incidentally) recently looked at the Celtics and were like, "hey, we can do that" (they can't), and then, you know, maybe this changes the whole Corey Maggette thing and all that. Truthfully I don't really care, since the only thing Clippers-related I've ever cared about since he entered the league is Shaun Livingston, and goddamn it, where does this leave him? I mean, not to get all freedarko on you here, but Shaun Livingston is 6-7 and listed at 182 lbs., and all he does is play basketball better than any point guard most of us have ever been in a (large) room with. Granted, the kid can't stay healthy to save his life (a rich turn of a phrase, when you think of it), but does this mean the Livingston era in LA is over? The mind says no but the heart screams "yes," if only because I would really, really like to watch Shaun Livingston play basketball the way he can and should, one of these days, and maybe, just maybe, the whole Clipperdom thing isn't work out. As, I'd like to add, it generally doesn't. Free Shaun Livingston!!!