Iím sitting on my couch now ó I tend to do that a lot in the evening ó and Iím watching Eric Gordon for the first time this season, as his Clippers are taking on my Bulls. I had almost forgotten how he played, but his first drive to the bucket snapped my memory back to its right place: heís so strong, so smooth, he just looks like he belongs
on a basketball court. This is what he was born to do. I love his game.
So, it was sort of random happenstance that Jeff Rabjohns of the Indianapolis Star dropped this exclusive interview with Eric Gordon this evening
. And, in agreement with that Sports Illustrated article from October
, it looks like a lot of kids were doing drugs on the team. So much so, that it was a detriment to the season.
At this point, thereís really no need to dig much deeper here: it is what it is. We knew some of these kids were troubled, and we were pretty certain DJ and Eric rose above it. (Oh, and Kyle Taber and Brett Finkelmeier too.)
Hereís my only comment: How much drugs were all the other guys really
doing? I mean, the way Gordon makes it sound, itís like when these kids werenít on the court, they were high all the time
. To the point where you wouldnít even think to see them or hang out with them, because they were smoking, or snorting, or injecting or doing whatever.
Yeesh. Was it really that bad?