Los Angeles Clippers Head Coach Vinny Del Negro checked in to relay his excitement over the Clippers’ offseason moves. Del Negro cited the drafting of Blake Griffin as the turning point for a franchise that has gone from a longtime punchline to a destination franchise for free agents. Grant and Del Negro are longtime friends from the coach’s time with the Kings early in his playing days, which led to some lighthearted ribbing between the two about Grant’s rough luck against Vinny on the tennis court.
in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 20, 2011 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.(Harry How/Getty Images)