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For the Clippers' Alan Anderson, basketball isn't just a job — it's been a journey

For the Clippers' Alan Anderson, basketball isn't just a job — it's been a journey

His basketball odyssey has taken him across the United States and to numerous destinations in Europe, his dream of playing professional basketball always pushing Alan Anderson to persevere when doubt and disappointment could have derailed his career.

Anderson now makes his living with the Clippers, his fifth NBA team over an eight-year career. Even after signing with the Clippers as a free agent, Anderson has been tested again in training camp.

He came here to compete for the starting small forward position, but Anderson recently missed one practice after he experienced soreness in the left ankle on which he twice had surgery last season in...

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