PATTEN PENDING: JORDAN SHOULD BE AN ALL-STAR
DeAndre Jordan is an All-Star.
It shouldn’t matter if there is a deep pool of candidates in the Western Conference. It shouldn’t matter if the league made it infinitely more difficult for centers to earn an All-Star bid. And certainly shouldn’t matter if the Clippers, one of the hottest teams in the league and one game in the win column behind the Spurs and Trail Blazers, send three players to New Orleans.
Jordan, putting together a career year, should be there on Sunday, Feb. 16. He should be wearing that funky red short-sleeve jersey with a fir de lis on the front and a Clippers logo emblazoned in silver on the back. READ MORE »
JORDAN LEARNED ABOUT LEADERSHIP WITH TEAM USA
Center DeAndre Jordan bounded around the pregame layup lines on July 25 inside Thomas & Mack Center for Team USA the same way he does 82 times a year for the Clippers–those same long, looping strides that seem so effortless leading to an explosion at the rim.
He was the same guy, bouncing up and down with frenetic energy, waving a towel, eyes wide and teeth glimmering. And when 28 of the best young players in the United States lined up on opposing free throw lines spanning the court before Team USA’s blue-white scrimmage, the reaction among fans when Jordan was introduced sounded similar to most arenas in the league. He was greeted with one of the loudest ovations. READ MORE »