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Ever since Chris Paul became a member of the Los Angeles Clippers, the name "Lob City" has been the top meme of the 2011-12 NBA season. The moniker promises visions of basketballular delight on the level of gumdrop forests and marshmallow clouds. What we've seen from the Clippers so far this season has been a work in progress, but the name persists nonetheless. Once an expectation forms, it's hard to get rid of it.
The name started when Blake Griffin learned of the Paul trade, chest-bumped his teammate DeAndre Jordan, and exclaimed "Lob City!" However, Griffin now regrets saying the phrase in the first place. In fact, several Clippers seem to want to move out of Lob City entirely. From Arash Markazi for ESPNLosAngeles.com (via PBT):
"It's unfortunate," Griffin said. "It's one of those things where we understand it, but that's not what we're about. Before the game we're not going out thinking, 'All right, its Lob City...
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22-year old power forward Blake Griffin is off to a blazing start this year for the Los Angeles Clippers. He has played in 4 games (all starts) for the Clippers so far this year and he is averaging 36.8 minutes, 26.0 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.0 steals per game. He is shooting 54.8% from the floor so far this year, as his range is starting to expand. Griffin is...
by Lang Whitaker | @langwhitaker
LOS ANGELES — “I actually feel like I’m cheating when I play in my shoe,” Chris Paul said, holding aloft his latest signature kick, the Jordan CP3.V.
Paul was speaking this afternoon to a crowd of media gathered in downtown Los Angeles at the Cooper Tower. Jordan Brand transformed an empty loft space atop the building into a temporary showroom...
Over the years the Los Angeles Clipper have been the worst pro sports franchises in all of sports. Both in terms of record, moves of management and some much more. This pre season the Clippers made a trade that showed they were committed to winning for once.
They traded away a handful of players to the New Orleans Hornets in return for superstar point guard Chris Paul...
Blake Griffin had 22 points and nine assists before sitting out most of the fourth quarter, Chris Paul added 20 points and 10 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers cruised to a 117-89 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night. Paul shot 9 for 14 and had three steals, extending his streak to 14 consecutive games with at least one.
It’s been quite a good new NBA season for the Los Angeles Clippers. They already boasted one of the brightest young frontcourts in the league with Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan and things only got better when the stole all-star point guard Chris Paul away from their Staples Center co-tenants the Los Angeles Lakers.
The move instantly made the Clippers relevant...
The likes of Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan are benefiting from the calming presence of Chris Paul and the savvy of Chauncey Billups, who have preached the need for steady progress.The likes of Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan are benefiting from the calming presence of Chris Paul and the savvy of Chauncey Billups, who have preached the need for steady progress.
Chris Paul visited the Jimmy Kimmel show this week, and handled all of Jimmy’s jabs about the Clippers’ lack of success in the past—and his snide remarks about CP3 preferring the Lakers. He also talked about how he’s living, his recent marriage and of course, hoops.
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CHRIS PAUL made an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Thursday to discuss his controversial trade to the L.A. Clippers and Kimmel, a notorious Lakers fan, asked Paul the questions every Purple-and-Gold follower would want to know…
Kimmel’s question to Paul about wanting to be a Laker over being a Clipper is dead-on…exactly what I would have asked the four-time All-Star...
Living in Lob City has its share of side perks besides all the many DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin highlights. It also has talk shows people enjoy watching like Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel. This week new Clippers hope Chris Paul was a guest on the show and many Clippers franchise and nixed Lakers trade jokes were had for the entire family to enjoy.
More of the interview below.
Blake Griffin put on a powerful display and Caron Butler and Chauncey Billups gave the big man some help as the Clippers turned back the Bucks at the Staples Center.
After years of futility, the new-look Los Angeles Clippers are suddenly anything but lacking in confidence.
The same can't be said for the Milwaukee Bucks, who let another potential win slip away their last time out.
The Clippers look for an 11th victory in 12 home meetings with a Bucks team hoping to avoid opening 0-5 on the road for the first time in seven seasons Saturday...