Chris Paul trade is all about Blake Griffin

The Clippers' deals would never have happened if it weren't for their prized superstar

Updated: December 14, 2011, 11:48 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

PLAYA VISTA, Calif. -- Blake Griffin walked off the bus with his head on a swivel and his cellphone glued to his ear. Like the rest of his Clippers teammates, he'd spent most of Wednesday afternoon on a bus touring Los Angeles, performing community service projects. But in the past few minutes, he'd gotten word the Clippers had pulled the trigger on a blockbuster trade for All-Star point guard Chris Paul.

He looked a little stunned as he walked down the steps of the bus, which had been ...

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