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Blake Griffin opens up about Chris Paul’s departure from Clippers

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Blake Griffin has said little about longtime lob partner Chris Paul’s departure from the LA Clippers this past summer, but now he is finally sharing some of his thoughts on the matter.

In an interview with The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears that ran on Wednesday, the All-Star forward opened up about Paul’s decision to leave for Houston.

“I talked to him the morning before it came out,” said Griffin. “He called me and just kind of told me everything. Like I told him on the phone, I wished him the best and appreciated the years we had together. That situation was handled the right way. You see other guys and other teammates go separate ways with a bad taste in their mouth because it wasn’t handled the right way.

“We shared a lot of moments together,” he added about Paul. “Some good. Some bad. Some just the mundane everyday sitting on the plane, sitting on the bus. When you share that much time with somebody, you have a connection. But now we’re in separate places and both moving forward.”

Griffin and Paul played together on the Clippers for five seasons as the two pillars of an exhilarating but overall disappointing era for the team. Some who shared the locker room with them have spoken negatively about the dynamic they had, but it sounds like it’s all love between the two stars themselves.


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