Kobe Bryant has been the face of Los Angeles for the past decade and he has brought five NBA championships to the city. Bryant has played his entire career with the Los Angeles Lakers, a team that is cherished by the entire state of California. As for the Clippers, the other team in the city, they have been ridiculed ignored by fans and for countless of years.
However, this season a new star is emerging and has transformed the Los Angeles Clippers. Blake Griffin has dazzled fans with his incredible leaping ability and spectacular plays. Although the Clippers’ playoff chances are long gone, the team can become successful if they continue to build around Griffin. Players like Griffin, Eric Gordan and Deandre Jordan will surely bring the Clippers back to the NBA playoffs.
As Griffin continues to shine under the bright lights of Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant is carrying his team to basketball immortality. However, many analysts and fans believe Griffin has taken over the throne of Los Angeles, and Dime Magazine writes Griffin is already challenging Kobe for the title.
It’s understandable that Griffin will one day become the King of Los Angeles, but it is absurd to proclaim that Griffin has beaten Kobe. Bryant has ruled the city for nearly two decades and he has brought multiple championships to his team. Bryant has been named regular season MVP and Finals MVP during his tenure in Los Angeles. Blake Griffin cannot be named the King of Los Angeles until he leads to Clippers to a winning season and playoff success.
LakersNation, what are your thoughts on Blake Griffin being the King of Los Angeles?