Eight seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers brought 5 All-Star appearances, 5 All-NBA selections, and probably the most dominant era in Clippers' history to date. In hindsight, though, Griffin admitted he ultimately has nothing to show for all his years in Lob City.
“We ultimately didn’t accomplish anything,” Griffin says. “In sports, that’s how you get measured… If they succeed, they’ll be the ones who really turned the franchise around and actually solidify them as not the same franchise that it was back in the day.”
Despite Griffin playing alongside Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan, they failed to achieve any real postseason success. Chris Paul's move to Houston in 2017 marked the end of that era in L.A. Together, Paul George and Kawhi Leonard are hoping to usher in a new one.
As for Griffin, his time in Detroit has not done much for him. While averaging a career-high 24.5 points per game, the Pistons were only able to make the 8th seed last year and were knocked out of the playoffs in a 4-game sweep against the Bucks.
This upcoming season, Griffin will look to change all that by leading Detroit, and himself, into uncharted territories. He's got his work cut out for him.