by Brett Edwards
Ever see an NBA player who's over seven feet tall get jumped and beaten outside a club? You're about to. We have the video of former Clipper Keith Closs experiencing just that. This actually happened back in 2000, but it's definitely worth revisiting. Before we get to the video, a quick explanation of how this came up.
After a successful first week in my fantasy basketball league, I attempted to get some smack talk going by ripping on my opponent for the week, who I had just dropped by the count of 7-2. For you non-fantasy geeks, it means I beat him in 7 of 9 categories: a severe ass-kicking. So I said something along the lines of, "I haven't seen a beating like that since Keith Closs was with the Clippers!" I thought I was pretty funny, and living in Los Angeles it's a reference I was sure everyone would get. I was wrong.
Most of the guys in the league are 10 or more years younger than I am, so the response I got back was "Keith who?? You might be too old for this league." So basically because I got called "old," that set Craig and I off on an all-morning Google search for the infamous video. Nothing! After some digging, we discovered the video came from an out-of-print Death Row records "enhanced cd." Craig tracked it down and purchased it, and now we bring it to you.
The Clippers finished the '99-'00 season at a miserable 15-67, which led to one of the funnier jokes about this video:
I guess one Clipper got beat 68 times this season!