Leslie and Thompkins teammates again

The Clippers' 2011 draft picks and best friends come with built-in chemistry

Updated: June 28, 2011, 2:44 AM ET
By Pedro Moura | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

PLAYA VISTA, Calif. -- Former University of Georgia forward Trey Thompkins was picked 37th overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in last week's 2011 NBA draft, prompting immediate celebration at the Atlanta sports bar where he was watching and the expected flood of calls and text messages to his phone from around the globe.

But shortly after his selection, it was Thompkins who made a call to his college teammate, dunking-dynamo Travis Leslie, with a congratulatory message of his own.

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