LA Clippers’ Jeff Green recalls Seattle/Oklahoma City days

first_img“It is pretty cool, especially when your hear names of legends,” said Crawford, 35. “I did not play basketball for that. I guess just keep moving up is cool, but it cannot happen without my teammates and coaches over the years. It is tough to appreciate when you are in the moment. But one day, when I retire, I can look back at it.”Speaking of legends, next up is Bob Cousy, who is 89th with 16,960 points.Alex Stepheson gets 2nd 10-dayThe Clippers (39-20 before Wednesday) announced they have signed forward Alex Stepheson to a second 10-day contract.Stepheson, out of Harvard-Westlake High School, played in two games during his first contract, playing a total of nine minutes and scoring two points with two rebounds and a block.Stepheson made the D-League All-Star team this season while playing for the Iowa Energy.Thunder part-owner dies in crashOklahoma City Thunder part-owner Aubrey McClendon on Wednesday died in a single-car accident in Oklahoma City. He was 56.McClendon’s demise came a day after he was indicted on federal charges for bid-rigging on leases for oil and natural gas, according to several reports. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “When you see each other, you know, it’s great,” he said. “But at the end of the day, we both know we want to win the game and it’s fun competing against those guys.”Beating them is even better, he said.“Yeah, for sure. It’s bragging rights during the summer,” Green said, smiling.Jamal Crawford moving up ladderJamal Crawford scored a game-high 26 points in the Clippers’ 105-95 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night at Staples Center. With that, Crawford passed Buck Williams on the all-time NBA scoring list and is now 90th with 16,786 points. Williams, now 91st, scored 16,784.center_img L.A. Clippers forward Jeff Green in 2007-08 was a rookie on the Seattle SuperSonics – the season before the team relocated to Oklahoma City – as was current Thunder forward Kevin Durant. OKC guard Russell Westbrook began his career with the Thunder in 2008-09 and forward Serge Ibaka in 2009-10.Green spoke in sentimental tones about those days at the morning shootaround before the Clippers took on OKC on Wednesday night at Staples Center.“During my time there, I developed relationships with those guys – Serge, Kevin and Russ, to be exact,” said Green, who played 3 1/2 seasons for Seattle/Oklahoma City before being traded to Boston. “I grew up with Kevin – we’re from the same neighborhood (in Maryland) – and I was with Russ since his rookie year. … You develop friendships and relationships with those guys and they still stay intact. But your career still goes on.”And, friends or no friends, Green said they all know what it’s about once the ball is tipped.last_img

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