David Stern

Clippers' DeAndre Jordan 'has come a long way' to become an NBA All-Star

Clippers' DeAndre Jordan 'has come a long way' to become an NBA All-Star

The pendant hanging around Brett Jordan’s neck is shaped like the fraction, ¼.

It glittered as it rested on his shirt while he sat next to the other two-fourths, and looked down at the court where their final piece prepared for the NBA Slam Dunk contest.

DeAndre Jordan pointed up into the stands where his brothers and his mother sat, and they all beamed together at where the journey brought them.

They are rarely ever together, but there they were at Smoothie King Center, with each other for one last weekend before school and careers split them apart again.

Nine years into his career, the Clippers center is finally an All-Star.

“I think everything...

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