DeAndre Jordan has become anchor of Clippers' defense [LAT]

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World.B.Free
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The 22-year-old, 6-foot-11 center was forced to step up when Chris Kaman sprained his right ankle in November. Jordan has started 31 of the Clippers' 40 games.

Wally Pipp was lost on 22-year-old DeAndre Jordan.

Frankly, the old-school reference might have been lost on Jordan's parents.

But then the Clippers' locker room skews quite young. Blake Griffin, 21, was educating some of his youthful teammates on a road trip about semi-recent NBA draft history and the career of Patrick Ewing.

"I'm too young" to know about Ewing, Jordan said to a couple of reporters.

Reporter: "I'm too young to know Wally Pipp. But I know about Wally Pipp."

When it was explained in greater detail that Pipp got hurt and lost his starting job to Lou Gehrig, never got it back and the rest was baseball history, that triggered a response from Jordan.

"Ooh, that's tough," Jordan said. "That's tough."

He knew where the line of questioning was heading: Chris Kaman, meet Wally Pipp.

Can't post link as a rookie. Check Los Angeles Times sports section.

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http://www.latimes.com/sports/basketbal ... 7803.story

Clipswhit
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LOL comparing Jordan to Gehrig...

clipper*joe
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I gotta say, I have a lot more respect for DJ after that article. Great kid!

Maybe it is time for him to get the nod permanently. As long as he keeps earning it, keep him where he is.

ohMEohMy!
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Good to see Deandre get to this level. He's always had a great personality, probably our most likeable Clipper, but is just now starting to put it all together. Even on CTB, he's had his fair share of doubters. Now, he and Blake form the most athletic front court in the league, while being best buddies off the court.

Hope Deandre and Blake play for the Clips for a very, very long time...

... oh, and Welcome to CTB OhMeOhMy. Nice name... Wink

clipper*joe
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Wow, just noticed the same name. This will get a bit confusing.

big_giddy
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CJ and/or David, Sirs we've got two "ohmeohmy" member names in this forum. This will be confusing.

World.B.Free
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There is only one World B. Free...

david
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The new ohmeohmy has agreed to change his name to "World.B.Free". Welcome to CTB World.B.Free!

Clippersfan86
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Welcome to CTB! ; )

big_giddy
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Welcome WBF! Great to have you here! Have fun!

big_giddy
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Thanks for the immediate action sir. More power!

Icecoldclipper
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Should of had a one on one game of basketball for the name would of been epic. Anyway glad DJ is getting he respect he has earned felts that he was a.project worth waiting for and he has earned his spot. He is building character and learning the game and how to play it the right way proud to have him as our Center of the future.

Griffinforpresident
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DJ and Griffin remind me of Miles and Richardson back in the day. Best buddies on the same team putting on a display for the crowd.

World.B.Free
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Thank you all for the warm welcome.

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