Who knew Chris Paul had a little bit of Phil Jackson in him.
Paul is the unquestioned leader of the Clippers, makes things happen, and can get coaches fired or hired. Paul though chose to prop up Blake Griffin when the conversation turned to getting the Clippers over the hump.
Paul told ESPN L.A. that the Clippers “will only go as far as their star power forward Griffin takes them.”
“Blake is one of those guys, where his age has nothing to do with anything,” Paul said in a wide-ranging interview with ESPNLosAngeles.com this week. “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.”
I think we shall find out this season if Blake Griffin is truly soft or not.