Before the Clippers take on the Cavs at 4 pm PT today, let’s catch you up with a few post-Billups bullets.
- Check out the latest edition of the Clippers podcast featuring Kevin Arnovitz, Jordan Heimer and ESPNLA.com’s editor in chief, Eric Neel. The guys discuss what the loss of Chauncey Billups means, the potential of J.R. Smith, and what the Clippers truly need on the wing.
- Here’s a great piece in ESPN the Magazine by Howard Bryant on the assassin-like nature of Chris Paul and how rivalries between players have changed over the years. My favorite line: “Chris Paul is an on-court assassin with the social network of a sorority sister.”
- Although a torn Achilles for most 35-year-olds would mean it’s time to hang ‘em up, Billups is convinced he’ll be back. “With my work ethic, I’m going to get back to 100 percent,” Billups said. “I’ve still got some good years left to play.”