In the opening quarter of the 2014 season, J.J. Redick scored 12 points. He broke free for 3-pointers, curled hard around screens and did all the things Redick has come to be known to do in the league. Starting at shooting guard in the opening night lineup, Redick looked to be an absolute steal for the Clippers as they looked to claim Los Angeles for the blue and red over the Lakers' purple and gold.
Even with the opening night loss Tuesday, the Clippers are still viewed as the better team and the ones to watch out for in the Pacific Division, if not in the entire Western Conference.
Oh, but the Clippers are still THAT franchise. And Donald Sterling is still very much their owner.
And that means craziness, deceit and general money pinching will exist to keep the Clippers from contending for a championship. This franchise has not changed very much at all.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports! reports Donald Sterling nearly killed the deal that sent Eric Bledsoe to the Suns for ...