LOS ANGELES This is still Kobe Bryant's town, but if LA is big enough for two basketball teams, maybe it's also big enough a few more stars.
The Clippers have Blake Griffin, and Monday night they introduced Chris Paul to Staples Center. By the end of the night, there was no mistaking what he's going to bring to his new team.
No one should read too much into their 114-95 victory over the Lakers, but it looked and felt very much like a new day for a franchise that has always been the "other" team in Los Angeles. The Clippers finally have an identity.
Exhibition games are little more than glorified practices, but Paul just a few days and a couple of practices after his arrival from the New Orleans Hornets in a momentous trade made it clear he's going to make good things happen for the Clippers.
"It's easy to play with a guy like that," Griffin said. "The way he passes the ball and the way he moves around on the floor, it's easy. Y...