9 People who turned their backs on the LA Clippers

Did Chris Paul turn his back on the LA Clippers?
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Ron Harper

Ron Harper is one of the most underrated players in NBA history. Plenty of fans know him as a solid role player for the dynastic Chicago Bulls of the 1990s. Do they know that he was once a star on the Clippers?

It's true. In 1993-94, Harper averaged 20.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game for the Clippers. He was supposed to be a foundational piece for this organization. As was typically the case in those days, it didn't go the team's way.

At 30, Harper had spent the bulk of his career on losing teams. He was tired of it. So, that season would be his last with the Clippers. Harper signed with the Bulls during the following summer, and the rest is history.

Harper should be commended. He chose team success over individual glory. His points per game would drop like an anvil with a boulder attached to it following his departure from the Clippers. Harper reinvented his game in a way that would compliment his new star teammate:

He just turned his back on the Clippers in the process.