It’s the end of Lob City. After bring Chris Paul in to help Blake Griffin and the Clippers win a championship, the experiment never managed to produce the ultimate result.
On Wednesday, Chris Paul was traded to the Houston Rockets.
In a statement that he posted via his personal twitter handle, Paul thanked the Clippers fan base:
Hey LeBron, get a notepad out, this is how you leave a city…
Unbelievable amount of emotions right now.. pic.twitter.com/1FB7ade7uC
— Chris Paul (@CP3) June 28, 2017
Chris Paul played for the Clippers for six years and helped lead a resurgence to the franchise that was often an after-thought in the NBA. After he was originally traded from the Hornets to the Lakers, the trade was vetoed by then-NBA commissioner David Stern. Paul was then sent to the Clippers.
Classy move, but not an unusual one. It’s become customary for beloved players to pen a thank you letter to the fan base and organization when their time with the team has run out. Unless of course you are LeBron James, who in his long, self-indulgent and narcissistic rant in Sports Illustrated failed to thank the Miami Heat organization and fan base for helping deliver his first two NBA Finals.
Now the question becomes what happens to Blake Griffin? Will he be on the move next?
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