‘Lob City’ is Dead According to Blake Griffin

Things are getting very serious for the LA Clippers. With expectations and the pressure sky-high, Blake Griffin says it’s time to move past “Lob City”. Per ESPN: “‘Lob City doesn’t exist anymore. Lob City is done,’ Griffin said. ‘We’re moving on and we’re going to find our identity during training camp and that will be our new city. No more Lob City.’ Griffin stressed that new coach Doc Rivers has been instilling a defensive-minded culture, and said his offensive game will change noticeably this season. The uptempo, exciting style of play the Clippers have become known for since point guard Chris Paul joined Griffin and fellow high-flyer DeAndre Jordan in 2011 has already been de-emphasized. ‘Our offense is going to have a totally different look this year,’ said Griffin, who added that he’d done a lot of work in the offseason on his face-up game from 10 to 15 feet. ‘Our offense is going to have a lot of movement and floor spacing. I’m looking forward to it.’ Of course, not everyone will feel the same way about the end of Lob City. Griffin, the 2010 NBA Slam Dunk champion, said he gets that. ‘People will still wear T-shirts,’ Griffin said. ‘I can’t really go to people’s houses and take their T-shirts and cut them up. But we [will] have a new identity as a team and that’s going to be what we work out during training camp. We’ll take about two or three weeks and really come up with something good.'”