Never Meant To Be
Photo by Atiba Jefferson
Originally published in SLAM 57

Reversing their jersey’s for SLAM’s group cover shoot was supposed to be just the beginning for Elton Brand, Lamar Odom and Darius Miles, who were poised to create a similar turnaround for the lowly Clippers. Although we never got to watch the trio grow together, Brand was able to lead the Clips back to the playoffs before being the last of the bunch to leave town in the summer of ’08. — Adam Fleischer