Los Angeles Clippers Add Depth and Racism to Roster With Odd Trade

March 3, 2010

In need of a bruising power forward and depth at the point guard position, some higher-ups in the NBA’s worst run front office released this headline via their NBA.com fan page. (And yes, it’s real.)

Thanks to our friends at Deadspin who nabbed this image before the NBA promptly took it down, it appears that Steven Esparza (who functions as a media director for the team) was traded for three tacos and some salsa to be named later.

It’s unclear whether or not this was a practical joke or actual deal, but it does answer the question “Is it possible for the Clippers to actually embarrass themselves even more?”

On a side note, I’ve always wondered what my professional worth is in food from my homeland of Canada. Could Spike get three slices of back bacon and a gallon of maple syrup for my services? Or simply have to settle for a half-empty bottle of Molson Canadian and a discarded Coffee Crisp wrapper?

Photo: Deadspin.com