R.I.P. Lob City.
According to Clippers forward Blake Griffin, his team is no longer going to call themselves "Lob City." That's right. Despite the fact that the Clips have made a name for themselves in the last year or two thanks to all the lobs they throw—and despite the fact that Tyga made a song called "Lob City" for them—they're putting an end to the nickname and not using it during the 2013-14 NBA season.
"Lob City doesn't exist anymore," Griffin revealed earlier this week. "Lob City is done. We're moving on and we're going to find our identity during training camp and that will be our new city. No more Lob City."
Hmmm…So what will they come up with instead? "Help Defense City"? "Bank Shot City"? "Give the Ball to Chris Paul and Hope He Leads Us to a Championship City"? None of those roll off the tongue quite as easily as "Lob City." And unless Griffin refuses to catch alley-oops this season, we don't see "Lob City" going anywhere anytime soon. Sorry, Blake.
[via ESPN Los Angeles]