The Los Angeles Clippers were relieved to hear Chris Paul decide to come back and re-sign. The point guard says though that he might not be the key to the Clippers success, that role lies squarely on the shoulders of Blake Griffin.
“Blake is one of those guys, where his age has nothing to do with anything,” Paul said, via ESPNLosAngeles.com. “People may say he’s a young guy, but he’s been special in this league, he’s been an All Star. His voice carries a lot of weight and I think our team will definitely go as Blake goes.”
“He’s our guy, and he’s good enough to do so.”
Griffin made his third straight All-Star team but it hasn’t always been easy since CP3 came to town. There has been friction in Los Angles when Chris Paul came to town and changed Griffin’s playing style, but he says that CP3 makes him a better player overall.
“When I feel I’m playing at my best, I’m facilitating,” Griffin said then. “I like having the ball in the post — not because I need to score every time, but because I like to make plays from there.
“Playing with CP has changed the way I play, but for the better. It’s still a work in progress, but I think it’s making me a better player. I want to play with great players. I want to play with guys who want to win like he does.
“Somebody tried to say last year, ‘Man, you went from Batman to Robin real quick.’ But honestly, to me, it was like, ‘Batman and Robin always saved the day.’ ”
Paul says the two have grown closer this summer.
“It’s been a great summer for us. I think we’ve both had an opportunity to grow,” Paul said. “As you get older you realize it’s all about winning and I think we both realize we really need each other in order to do that.”