Los Angeles Clippers star says with a new coach comes a new identity.
He has regretted uttering the now famous phrase when he learned Chris Paul was coming to the side.
Now Blake Griffin gets a chance to read the last rights for “Lob City”
With the arrival of Doc Rivers to take over from Vinny Del Negro as coach of the Clippers Blake Griffin says it’s time to put the highlight reel dunks away and get down to the business of winning a title.
Bringing with him the defensive minded prescience he used in Boston to help the Celtics to a title in his tenure there, Rivers and the rest of the Clippers are serious about making a run at the finals in 2013-14.
“Lob City doesn’t exist anymore. Lob City is done. 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 said.
While the fast break with Griffin or DeAndre Jordan lurking in the wings or on the trail was one of the great highlights of last season, the Clippers and Griffin said it is a change that has to be made.
“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.”
“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.”
In spite of some fans probably wanting to call the fun police on Rivers, Clippers supporters must just be happy to hear their team is ready to get serious about getting out of the Western conference and to the finals.