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The gettin sh*t right era begins in LA


The Clippers introduced their first-round draft picks to the world earlier this week and, in between the GM trying to convince people that Al-Farooq Aminu will be a viable NBA player, Eric Bledsoe had some things to say. Here are the highlights:

On being a part of the Clippers:

“I’m glad to be here. I’ve played on a team with five first round draft picks. Being here feels great and I want to thank everyone who made the trade possible to bring me here. I’m looking forward to coming here and putting this practice facility to good use.”

On his feelings about the draft:

“I was getting nervous. People were saying that I was going to slip into the second round. I really wanted to come to L.A. anyways because of the great city and the great fans.”

On playing at Kentucky:

“I knew what I was getting into when I signed with Kentucky. John Wall is a terrific ball player but I knew what I was getting into when I signed my letter of intent. I was able to learn how to play off the ball and it was a big adjustment but it helped me out a lot.”

On his preferred position:

“I prefer to play the point guard position. I like to press the ball so I like to play the point. I can’t wait to learn from Baron Davis.”

On advice he gets from people from Kentucky:

“I talk to Tony Delk a lot. I talk to him every day. He just tells me to come in and work harder than everyone else on the court and that will help me a lot.”

On Baron Davis:

“I like Baron’s toughness. He goes out every night and just plays. It doesn’t matter who he goes up against. He still goes out and performs every game. I’m looking forward to playing with him and learning from him.”

Clips GM Neil Oshey on Bledsoe:

“I want to commend Eric for having the toughness and mental approach to walk into a situation at the University of Kentucky where the roster had the presumptive number one pick in the draft last year. He competed out of position and did as much for that team to win game as anyone else on the roster and we look forward to that competitive spirit on the practice floor and in games for us next year.”

Article written by Hunter Campbell

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