Man this is probably the worst Clippers experience to me since I've been a fan, right there with Brand leaving us. AMAZING article on Shaun Livingston and what could have been. Good quotes from ex Clippers players and coaches.
http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/893 ... ba-history
For the newer Clippers fans that never got to watch him or don't know who he is... think of current Ricky Rubio but with more upside. That was the kind of player Shaun Livingston was. Ball wizard playmaker, elite ball handler, great defender, subpar shooting. He came right out of HS though and still was developing and was compared to Magic.
"Livingston didn't return to the Clippers when the team declined to extend a qualifying offer and allowed him to become a free agent. Livingston needed a fresh start after Brand joined Philadelphia in the summer of 2008.
"They cared about him, and once a team puts stock in you, even when you're injured, they want to see you rehab," Brand said. "They want to see you do well. Once you start moving around, it's not the same. You're more of a commodity, more of a number. But they really cared about him. I wish he could have found a way to stay there and spend his career there."