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Lob City is done

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07:18 AM ET 10.04 | Yes, Blake Griffin remains 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.

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October 4, 2013  07:52 AM ET

You don't make up your own nickname Bro unless you are George Costanza

October 4, 2013  09:02 AM ET

but lob city is all ya got bro

October 4, 2013  09:20 AM ET

There is always the All Star Slam Dunk competition my Red-Headed friend...... Maybe jump over two Kia's this time....!!!

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October 4, 2013  10:14 AM ET

All Style But No Substance, Bros.

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October 4, 2013  10:22 AM ET
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they could call it kobe's city

Now you are talking my friend....lol

October 4, 2013  10:37 AM ET
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You don't make up your own nickname Bro unless you are George Costanza

Whatever you say, T-bone.

October 4, 2013  11:11 AM ET

Tough to change the game plan when easy baskets have been part of their style. You gotta have the right players to have a good half court game. BG and DJ will be nullified in what they are good at.

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October 4, 2013  11:39 AM ET

Thank God, now let's see if anyone besides CP3 can play in a structured environment.

October 4, 2013  12:02 PM ET

One step closer to taking over this p.o.s. city.......

October 4, 2013  12:11 PM ET
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yeah-I've been hanging with the un-holy Laker trinity far too long......:)

hahahaha

October 4, 2013  12:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

One step closer to taking over this p.o.s. city.......

RAISE THE BANNER PROUDLY!

October 4, 2013  12:49 PM ET
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Whatever you say, T-bone.

I think I'll call you Coco.

October 4, 2013  04:34 PM ET

Yeah, right. he Clippers' main advantage is their athleticism. Lob City will never be lost with CP3, DeAndre and Blake... The Clippers are not bulky enough to compete with the rough guys...

October 4, 2013  04:49 PM ET

If "Lob city" is gone, then Griffin is irrelevant.

 
October 5, 2013  12:47 AM ET

With Doc as their new coach they should definitely contend in the west. With the Thunder starting the season without Westbrooke, and the Spurs ageing and still licking their wounds from that finals upset they could possibly be the top seed in the west. Doc will get these guys to be serious and focused on winning.

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