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The Player’s Tribune: Blake Griffin Hosts Team Retreat in San Diego Ahead of Training Camp

With so many new teammates, Blake decided to get the guys together ahead of the season beginning.

Los Angeles Clippers Media Day Photo by Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images

In a Facebook video released by The Player’s Tribune, Blake Griffin (a senior editor) took his Clipper teammates on a retreat to San Diego ahead of training camp opening:

I decided to do something a little different this offseason. (Via The Players' Tribune)

Posted by Blake Griffin on Wednesday, 27 September 2017

This is a really cool example of Blake Griffin taking leadership in the post-Chris Paul era. The 2017-18 Clippers are truly his team, and they’ll go as far as he takes them. It’s a great sign that he’s recognizing a potential weakness in the squad (a lack of team chemistry because of significant roster turnover) and taking the initiative to address it. This looks like a great, fun weekend with the guys getting to know each other ahead of official practices beginning.