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Seven years ago, the Clippers won the draft rights to Blake Griffin

Time, that fickle onwards flier.

Seven years ago, the pingpong balls bounced in the LA Clippers' favor and they won the first overall pick of the 2009 NBA draft. That year's big prize? Blake Griffin.

I remember two things from this night.

1.) I was at my favorite bar and I distinctly remembering watching this draft special. (RIP Duke's Bar on Ave. C)

2.) Blake was being filmed live, and the look on his face when he fell to the Clippers was...not great. Remember, this was pre-CP3, pre-Sterling exodus, and pre-Clippers being relevant.

Needles to say, things turned out fairly well.

(h/t Clippers)