Dodger Stadium hasn’t been the most comforting of places for Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul to take in a game. On multiple occasions, Paul has been booed when shown on the video board and when he threw out the first pitch. Despite being friends with Matt Kemp, Paul later commented he wasn’t surprised by the treatment he received the second time around, which was likely a result of Los Angeles being considered a Lakers town.
Prior to their game with the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, the Dodgers invited two NBA players who played with the Lakers last season — Jordan Farmar and Nick Young — to throw out the first pitch and the two players received a much warmer greeting than Paul.
Before taking the mound, Farmar, who grew up a Dodger fan, mentioned the excitement that’s come with the Dodgers playing well and paid homage to Eric Karros and Mike Piazza, two players he grew up watching. Farmar and Young threw from the mound, however they had drastically different results. Farmar managed to get his to Tim Federowicz, while Young’s throw sailed over the head of Dee Gordon.
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