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NBA star Blake Griffin was traded from Los Angeles Clippers to Detroit Pistons on Monday. It was a shocking development: Griffin had just signed a five-year max contract in the offseason with Clippers, whose pitch included a staged ceremony of his number being retired in the Staples Center.
Griffin did what any of us would do under such circumstances: tweet a GIF from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) January 30, 2018
For fans of daring and imaginative basketball, Monday’ unofficial end to the “Lob City”-era Clippers was tragic. The team, which this reporter ardently supported with child-like glee, played with power and finesse. With Chris Paul, J.J. Redick, DeAndre Jordan, and Griffin, the team could play with anyone for two quarters. Now only Jordan remains, and who knows for how long? Paul’s no-look passes to Griffin resulted in thunderous jams, but for all that sizzle, the team never made the conference finals.
But things aren’t beautiful because they last, so let’s revisit the time Griffin’s Clippers put away the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7.
One more time from Lob City:
Ramon Ramirez is the news director, and formerly the Dot's entertainment editor and evening editor. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Grantland, Washington City Paper, Austin American-Statesman, and Austin Monitor.