JJ Redick admits Lob City Clippers ‘did not do a great job of not being annoyed by each other’
JJ Redick admits the Los Angeles Clippers “did not do a great job of not being annoyed by each other” during the Chris Paul-Blake Griffin-DeAndre Jordan era.
The Lob City Clippers were always one of the best teams in the NBA during the regular season and looked primed to contend for a championship year after year.
The Clippers, however, never made it past the second round of the playoffs and often got in their own way with big time collapses and mental mistakes.
“We’ve all just been like ‘man we really f—– that up,'” Redick said on the Zach Lowe Podcast, via CBS Sports. “We had a chance to win and there were these small little cracks and fractures and we didn’t repair and address them the way we should’ve. I look back and think, ‘how did that team not win one championship?’ We did not do a great job of not being annoyed by each other.”
Blake Griffin and Chris Paul were believed to have a tense relationship behind closed doors. Meanwhile, Paul’s bond with head coach Doc Rivers reportedly began to deteriorate after Rivers decided not to trade for New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony in a deal which would have included Rivers’ son, Austin Rivers.
The Clippers traded Paul to the Houston Rockets in the summer of 2017, ending the Lob City era. Los Angeles traded Griffin to the Detroit Pistons in January of 2018. Jordan left the Clippers in free agency for the Dallas Mavericks last offseason.
JJ Redick, who is now on the New Orleans Pelicans, left Los Angeles in 2017.