The Los Angeles Clippers own the best record in the NBA.
Twenty-eight games, or a wink beyond one-third, of the 2012-13 season have gone by the boards and the Clippers sit atop the league more than 15 games into the season for the first time in team history.
It’s the day after Christmas and there is still a sizeable stash of presents generously spread under the tree.
His opening game with the Clippers was long over. The locker room was emptying and for a short time the Los Angeles media, waiting for the team’s instant Sixth Man of the Year candidate, seemed to wonder if he would arrive at all.
Anyone who knows Jamal Crawford, even the slightest, knew he would be there.
Crawford, a slender 6-foot-5 shooting guard, emerged from a backroom with the same comforting look he seemingly always greets people with. He smiles, makes eye contact, shakes hands, and puts others at ease.
LOS ANGELES - Chris Paul and Willie Green walked into the hallway outside of the Clippers locker room at Staples Center in the early evening Tuesday, well before their NBA best 14th consecutive victory, wearing perhaps the worst looking outfits they have chosen for a game in their careers.
FINAL | December 25, 2012 | Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA