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Eric Gordon found out he was traded next to bus of Clippers fans

Eric Gordon, Solomon Jones, Brandon Rush

Los Angeles Clippers guard Eric Gordon, center, drives past Indiana Pacers center Solomon Jones, left, and guard Brandon Rush, to go to the basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 114-107. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)



Wednesday night the Clippers had a bus-tour with fans — Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, Eric Gordon and other players were riding around Los Angeles. Just as they were milling around afterward, word started to lead out that the Chris Paul to the Clippers trade was a reality.

Griffin called out “lob city” and chest bumped Jordan. But it was awkward for Eric Gordon, tweets Scott Howard-Cooper of

Gordon was on a bus with Clips season-ticket holders, going to fan stops, when he got the news. “Awkward,” one says. Another: “Looked sad.”

One minute you are part of one of the league’s up-and-coming teams in the NBA, the next you’re on a rudderless team without an owner. And you have to go through that emotion around a bunch of people thrilled to see who you got traded for.


There is a silver lining Eric — you’re now a lot closer to Café Du Monde’s beignets.