Posted October 03, 2013

Clippers forward Blake Griffin says there will be no more “Lob City”

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Expect to see a lot less of "Lob City" according to Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Blake Griffin expects the Clippers to have a different look under new coach Doc Rivers. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Clippers fans could be seeing less and less of “Lob City” this season.

Clippers forward Blake Griffin says the team will have a totally different look under the direction of new head coach Doc Rivers and will opt for less of the spectacular alley-oop dunks that the team was known for throughout the past two seasons.

“Lob City doesn’t exist anymore. Lob City is done,” Griffin told ESPN. “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.”

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Griffin, who averaged 18 points and 8.3 rebounds last season, said he is working on his jump shot from out to 15 feet.

“Our offense is going to have a totally different look this year,”  Griffin said “Our offense is going to have a lot of movement and floor spacing. I’m looking forward to it.”


7 comments
bambam824
bambam824

Ousted in first round, always will be Lakers Town, no lob city,..This is what clippers and fans needed, a reality check.

tfaw
tfaw

as long as that crazy cheap owner is involved (sterling) this team has no real hope of winning NBA rings.

DanaBunner
DanaBunner

It would certainly help the Clippers if Griffin developed more skills.

JoeCabot
JoeCabot

@tfaw What has the owner done to hold this version of the team back from winning?  Not past editions, but this one.

Udaho
Udaho

@DanaBunner I agree. What always surprises me is that some players are being paid big bucks but can only play one style. If a PF with decent ballhandling skills can practice that some more so he can make ankle breaking crossovers and then shoot 16 footers instead of only dunking, it 'll make him a more difficult player to guard. You add an extra dimension to your game. BG32 should able to shoot a solid 70% of his FT's and contributing offensively in a more diverse way.

AaronDunckel
AaronDunckel

@JoeCabot @tfaw I would say that if there is any justice in the universe - that Sterling deserves to never win an NBA ring