Darrell Bailey, the Clippers superfan known as “Clipper Darrell,” had a public spat with the team in February that got ugly. Darrell said the team didn’t want him to be “Clipper Darrell” anymore. The team accused him of being a businessman trying to profit off the organization, and they even said he’s not a fan of the team. Since then, the sides have worked out an agreement and Darrell has been back cheering on the Clippers.
I went to the Clippers-Thunder game on Monday night and spoke with Darrell after the game about his relationship with the team.
“We have a mutual understanding now about what my role is,” Clipper Darrell explained. “Everything is squashed, it’s over with. I just want to concentrate on the future.”
I asked him if he would confirm that Mark Cuban attempted to hire him to be a superfan for the Mavericks several years ago, but he wouldn’t comment on the matter.
I also asked Bailey if he could ever see himself being a fan of another team, and he had a terse answer: no.
As for the Clippers, who were coming off a 92-77 win over Oklahoma City, he thinks they’re going to reach the Western Conference Finals.