LOS ANGELES–Venerable broadcaster Ralph Lawler set the tone for the Clippers’ open scrimmage Wednesday at USC’s Galen Center with a passionate introduction to the new season.

He quipped about veteran Grant Hill’s age, said there’s no player he is happier to welcome back than Lamar Odom, and gushed about the present and future of the team anchored by superstars Blake Griffin and Chris Paul.

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