Blake Griffin and Chris Paul on the same team? Yes, please.
As you probably know by now, the ongoing Chris Paul trade rumor mill bonanza has finally come to an end. The NBA-owned New Orleans Hornets finally traded the All-Star point guard to the Los Angeles Clippers in a blockbuster deal for Chris Kaman, Eric Gordon, Al-Farouq Aminu and a first-round draft choice acquired from Minnesota.
When Clippers phenom Blake Griffin heard the news, it was as if Christmas came early. Fox Sports West was there to capture his reaction.
"Yeah! It's going to be lob city," Griffin said after teammate DeAndre Jordan told him of the deal. Within hours of Griffin's "Lob City" declaration, basketball fans could already buy t-shirts emblazoned with the slogan.
After missing the entire 2009 season due to a knee injury, Griffin emerged as arguably the most entertaining player to watch last year thanks to his array of rim rattling and gravity defying in-game dunks. His pure athleticism took the NBA by storm, as he went on to win the slam dunk contest and Rookie of the Year award. And now that he will be joined by one of the best point guards in the league, all eyes will finally be locked on that other team that plays in the Staples Center.