Day 1 of getting to better know the Clippers and I'm telling Caron Butler he better not stink against the Magic because I will be writing about him.

It's really a stupid statement and Butler is kind enough to not say so as he heads off to the morning shootaround.

Come on, what am I going to do to the guy?

He's already been in Juvenile Court 15 times on drug and weapons charges by the time he's 15. He served nearly a year in prison, and one by one he pays for the burial of the four friends who he used to hang with in the neighborhood park.