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

Dec 15, 2011, 8:51 AM EDT

Eric Gordon, Solomon Jones, Brandon Rush


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.

  1. karlton2 - Dec 15, 2011 at 9:02 AM

    The silver lining is that he’s more likely to end up with the Pacers now in the next year or two.

  2. djanarchy757 - Dec 15, 2011 at 9:13 AM

    things like this happen but lebron was suppose to tell dan gilbert his plans…

  3. stoutfiles - Dec 15, 2011 at 9:24 AM

    So…Griffin and Jordon are douchebags. It’s a known fact that Gordon was going to leave with a Paul trade, and then they celebrate near him?

    • CJ - Dec 15, 2011 at 10:16 AM

      I think the real question is why the team had Gordon on the bus to begin with when they had to know the likelihood that he’d find himself in that situation.

    • denverhoopdreams - Dec 15, 2011 at 11:14 AM

      I think this a bit beyond overly judgmental.

      Put yourself in their shoes, you’re hanging out with a few of your friends, you find out that you just got a piece that could easily lead to many playoff runs, and possibly a future NBA title. First thought in the head of them? THIS IS FUCCCCCCCCCCKING AWESOME.

      Don’t act like you’ve never said things spur of the moment that you don’t regret moments later, because honestly, they’re probably friends with Gordon, and they probably did feel bad, and awkward afterwards.

      • denverhoopdreams - Dec 15, 2011 at 11:19 AM

        correction on late part… “Don’t act like you’ve never said things spur of the moment that you regret moments later,”

    • byjiminy - Dec 16, 2011 at 6:47 AM

      It sounds like gordon was on the bus. They were outside. Not exactly in his face.

  4. turnmymicup - Dec 15, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    They shouldve kept Gordon. Clippers are crazy.

  5. cooldonnyd - Dec 15, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    I wonder if he got of the bus

    • willardj - Dec 15, 2011 at 12:55 PM

      The fans left and the Clippers organization locked the door from the outside and told the driver to head straight for New Orleans.

  6. anhdazman - Dec 15, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    That’s pretty messed up. Gordan must of felt like crap and his ex-team mates had absolutely no compassion.

  7. jeffw - Dec 15, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Were they on the Double Dutch Bus??? Pass the doochie from da left hand side…pass the doochie from da left hand side…

  8. jolink653 - Dec 15, 2011 at 11:31 AM

    Wow you mean Donald sterling put one of his players in a bad situation like that? Total shocker

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