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Video: Clipper Darrell cries on television

Posted on: March 6, 2012 3:11 pm
Posted by Ben Golliver  

This tiff between the Los Angeles Clippers and superfan Darrell Bailey was already at the soap opera stage, and that was before Bailey broke down in tears on television.

To quickly recap: Bailey was essentially the only fan of the franchise for more than a decade when they were terrible and he cut no corner and spared no expense to spread the Clippers gospel. The Clippers are finally good thanks to drafting Blake Griffin and trading for Chris Paul, and now they have a problem with Bailey and some of his methods, as they believe he's working to profit personally off of their brand.

Bailey said he was "devastated" by the team's stance and then this video happened.

During an on-air interview with an ABC affiliate in Los Angeles, Bailey broke down in tears and covered his face as a clearly disturbed host attempted to explain the tension between Bailey and the Clippers.

The video serves as a reminder that whether Bailey is trying to cash in or not, he's still poured gallons of blood, sweat and tears into fashioning his identity. It's also a reminder that this is a complete mess. Why the Clippers thought it was a good idea to go public with their grievances will remain a mystery forever. 

Here's the video of Clipper Darrell crying on television via YouTube user dwhizzzy and @Marcel_Mutoni.

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