Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


Livingston on a Prayer

Before you
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

The Clippers drafted arguably the best player in the NBA Draft yesterday, by selecting high school phenom Shaun Livingston. The 6-6 point guard has exceptional passing skills and could wind up being a mini-Magic Johnson.

The Clippers could have gone with college point guard like Devin Harris of Wisconsin, who would have had a better 2004-05 season, but a veteran point guard could be just as effective for this year as the Clips wait for Livingston to develop.

The Lakers also made good by selecting Slovenian guard Sasha Vujacic. He's another 6-6 player who can run the point and defend three positions. At the tender age of 20, he's already been seasoned by three years playing professionally in Europe and could very well evolve into a solid starter for the Lakers in the future.

Support for LAist comes from

Don't expect either team's second round pick--guard Lionel Chambers out of Xavier for the Clippers and forward Marcus Douthit from Providence for the Lakers--to have any realistic impact.