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Jamal Crawford On His Iconic Alley-Oop With Blake Griffin: “We Talked About It Once In September, Never Practiced It, And Did This In March. Legendary.”

Jamal Crawford On His Iconic Alley-Oop With Blake Griffin: “We Talked About It Once In September, Never Practiced It, And Did This In March. Legendary.”

Long before the LA Clippers became a contender with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George as their superstars, they had their most successful era in the NBA with 'Lob City'. 'Lob City' was a name coined by Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, to commemorate their incredible ability to catch and make alley-oops.

One of the most iconic moments during the 'Lob City' era of the LA Clippers came when Jamal Crawford lobbed the ball up to the basket from between his legs, leaving it for Blake Griffin to windmill dunk the ball into the basket. It is still considered one of the best alley-oop dunks in the history of the 'Lob City' era.

But as it turns out, they didn't practice that dunk at all. Jamal Crawford took to Twitter to explain the backstory behind the dunk. According to Crawford, he had wanted to execute that alley-oop since the age of 9. 

He and Blake Griffin spoke about doing the move in September and never practiced it, before executing it in March even better than Crawford could imagine.

Backstory: Had that play in my head since I was 9 years old, then BG made the play even better than I could’ve imagined.. We talked about it once in September, never practiced it, and did this in March . Legendary

The 'Lob City' Clippers had superstars in the form of Blake Griffin and Chirs Paul, but some other great players like DeAndre Jordan and Jamal Crawford. Crawford was a fantastic guard who provided solid scoring and playmaking for the team, especially when Chris Paul took to the bench. 

Crawford and Griffin combined for one of the best alley-oops in NBA history. And while 'Lob City' didn't bring the success the Clippers wanted, this moment will still go down as one of the best in the history of the franchise.