Blake Griffin Says ‘No More Lob City’

Clippers_Blake_Griffin_2013No, Blake Griffin isn’t grounded. He’s still one of the NBA’s most dynamic dunkers.

But it sounds as if “Lob City,” the nickname for Griffin and his high-flying teammates with the Los Angeles Clippers, is out.

“Lob City doesn’t exist anymore. Lob City is done,” Griffin told ESPN’s Shelley Smith in an interview this week. “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 stressed that new coach Doc Rivers has been instilling a defensive-minded culture and said his offensive game will change noticeably this season. The up-tempo, exciting style of play the Clippers have become known for since point guard Chris Paul joined Griffin and fellow high-flyer DeAndre Jordan in 2011 has already been de-emphasized.