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By FOX SPORTS WEST STAFF  |  Last updated 10/4/13
The Clippers have spent most of the last two seasonsfighting off the notion that they were all hype and not built for thepostseason.Well, under new head coach Doc Rivers, the Clippers arecurrently building a new identity and moving a different direction. That includes the ending of the nickname "Lob City." "Lob City doesn't exist anymore. Lob City isdone," Griffin told ESPN's Shelley Smith in an interview this week."We're moving on and we're going to find our identity during trainingcamp, and that will be our new city. No more Lob City.Griffin emphasized Rivers' defensive-minded focus and the Clippers'shift to their new offense. The arrival of Chris Paul two years ago, joiningalongside center DeAndre Jordan and Griffin, made up for an uptempo, excitingoffense. That will change this season. "Our offense is going to have a totally different lookthis year," Griffin said. "Our offense is going tohave a lot of movement and floor spacing. I'm looking forward to it."Ending all lobs from the Clippers is almost impossible whenthe team possesses the two most athletic big men in the game. And Rivers knowsthat, but he also knows what's best for the team. "We want to be a basketball team," he said."We want to win. That's one thing we always talk about. I've told themthat lobs are great, but winning is better. Let's try to get them both, but Iunderstand what he's saying. I think the message there is people look at us asa showtime team and not a winning team, and we want to be a winning team, butyou can do both."I don't think anybody is setting up a play to get alob. Lobs happen. We have two guys that you could throw the ball anywhere. Wewould be crazy if we took that out of our offense. I want more lobs if we canget them. That's two points. It's very difficult to foul D.J. Jordan whenhe's up there for a lob pass. Half the league won't try it, and the guys whohave tried it have learned that they shouldn't try it. We're going to get asmany as we can. We want longtime Clippers announcer Ralph Lawler saying,'Oh me, oh my!'"
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