Mark Jackson wants Clippers to retire jerseys of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan
The subject came up when Mark Jackson was talking about how Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said he hopes Jordan’s jersey is retired. Jackson took it a step further and said Chris Paul and Blake Griffin should join DeAndre Jordan in the rafters at Staples Center.
Mark Jackson wants the Clippers to retire the jerseys of Blake Griffin, DeAandre Jordan, & Chris Paul… A troika who played 6 years together & never got past the 2nd round.
— Justin Termine (@TermineRadio) January 10, 2019
The Chris Paul-Blake Griffin-DeAndre Jordan-era was full of excitement and dunks. However, the team never advanced past the second-round of the playoffs.
That being said, Paul, Griffin and Jordan helped the Clippers escape the cellar of the Western Conference and gave Clippers fans some great moments and memories.
DeAndre Jordan has played the most games in franchise history and is the leader in rebounds. Chris Paul has the most assists in Clipper history, and Blake Griffin is second in total points.
The organization was one of the laughing stocks of the entire NBA before Blake Griffin was drafted No. 1 overall in 2009. When the high-flyer made his debut in 2010, he immediately became a star with his powerful dunks. Griffin missed his entire rookie season with a knee injury.
When the Clippers acquired Paul in 2011, that’s when the expectations were raised. LA made the playoffs every year during the Paul-Griffin-Jordan era, but they were never able to put it together and go on a run. The era ended when Paul was traded to the Houston Rockets in 2017.