Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.had not become official as of early Tuesday evening in Los Angeles, Harden and Tucker were welcomed by the Clippers the moment they got out of their SUV in the Crypto.com Arena loading dock.
Team president Lawrence Frank was there to greet both players and walk them to the Clippers’ locker room. Not long into their walk, Clippers owner Steve Ballmer came over to shake hands with both Harden and Tucker.In the locker room, Westbrook and Harden were reunited again. The two played together in Oklahoma City and Houston.
While walking in the locker room, Harden also sang”You Dropped A Bomb On Me” by the Gap Band, which was playing in the nearby trainer’s room. Even if the trade becomes official on Tuesday night, the expectation is Harden and Tucker likely will not suit up against the headtopics.com
Following that game, the Clippers have four days off before they open a three-game road swing in New York against the Knicks on Monday. The Clippers can use those four days as a mini training camp for Harden and Tucker once the deal becomes official.
Clippers coach Ty Lue could not comment on the trade before Tuesday night’s game because the deal had not become official yet.