It's always interesting to find out how professional sports players learn they're being traded. For all the things franchises do right, it seems trades are handled in incredibly awkward ways. Perhaps it's because teams try to keep negotiations quiet and can't keep up with the speed of social media or something.â†µ
Whatever the reason, it leads to fun stories like Eric Gordon finding out he was a part of the trade that sent Chris Paul to the Clippers in somewhat embarrassing fashion. Gordon was on a bus with all sorts of loyal Clippers fans.â†µ
Gordon was on a bus with Clips season-ticket holders, going to fan stops, when he got the news. "Awkward," one says. Another: "Looked sad."â†µ
"Directly in front of you, you'll see a man who's just been traded to an absolutely gutted team."â†µ
Since he was essentially trapped on a bus, I'd imagine he had to finish out the fan stops, as well. Not a good day for Eric Gordon.