In time of need, Clippers deliver some joy (and the rent)

The Clippers' holiday sharing event for the needy had the kids on hand excited. Then when Baron Davis announced free rent for a month, the adults let out a roar, J.A. Adande writes.

Updated: August 6, 2009, 1:16 PM ET
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- Somewhere on the scale between coincidence and destiny there's an explanation for how the basketball players, the seamstress and the former auditor wound up in one room, a place filled with festivity and presents.

It can't really be free will when those who have the unlimited options granted by money and spare time occupy the same space as people who are there specifically because they have nowhere else to turn. There was a common ground formed by circumstances ...

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