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It’s a story straight out of a Disney movie.

Local college hoops star becomes an emerging star for the local pro team, falls out of favor and gets shipped away into obscurity, joins a chief rival and becomes persona non grata, begins to lose his game and is unceremoniously dropped from the league, then gets a last shot at glory with the other local team to help put them over the top, supported through thick and thin by his loyal wife and college sweetheart.

Yes, I’m talking about the immortal Doug Christie, newest member of the Clippers, who was signed yesterday to a ten-day contract. Already it seems to be paying dividends: the Clips won their first game with him in the lineup, with Christie leaving a mark during his two minutes of action.

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True basketball fans remember Christie as a stud shooting guard at Pepperdine, and the supposed cornerstone of the Lakers during the post-Magic Randy Pfund era. He made his claim to fame as a member of the hated Kings when he guarded Kobe during the teams’ classic playoff battles. He’s had a solid, though not spectacular career, but has played sparingly the last two-plus seasons because of injuries until being waived by Dallas earlier this year. Known as an athletic, pesky defender with an inconsistent jumper, he can provide some veteran experience in spot minutes if he’s healthy.

But the real reason why this is at all notable is because of the, um, unique relationship that Doug has with his wife, Jackie. If you’re one of the fifteen people that has BET-J, you may have seen their reality show, Committed: The Christies. To quote from the show’s homepage: (read after the jump)