Video: Announcer can't believe J.J. Barea married Miss Universe

Los Angeles Clippers TV announcer Ralph Lawler is a bit floored when he finds out Wolves' guard J.J. Barea is married to Miss Universe 2006.
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Clippers TV announcer Ralph Lawler is a bit floored when he finds out Wolves' guard J.J. Barea is married to Miss Universe 2006.

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