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Locked out of the NBA with Clipper Darrell




Darrell Bailey, known as Clipper Darrell, sits with the Chick Hearn statue in the Staples Center courtyard
Darrell Bailey, known as Clipper Darrell, sits with the Chick Hearn statue in the Staples Center courtyard
Raghu Manavalan
Darrell Bailey, known as Clipper Darrell, sits with the Chick Hearn statue in the Staples Center courtyard
Raghu Manavalan


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By now, the LA Clippers should be well into yet another disappointing basketball season, but the NBA has canceled games through December 15th, and many doubt the season can be saved.

Off-Ramp’s Raghu Manavalan met with 18-year long Clipper fan Clipper Darrell, real name Darrell Bailey, in front of a desolate Staples Center to talk about his affinity for the Clippers, his attempts to camp out in front of Staples Center until the lockout ends, and the labor dispute's impact on the Los Angeles community.