Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin’s reaction to news of the Chris Paul trade was caught on tape by Fox news cameras outside of the Staples Center Wednesday. Griffin and teammate DeAndre Jordan appeared enthusiastic about the trade.
The NBA-owned Hornets began trade talks with the Clippers earlier in the week before agreeing to terms late Wednesday night. The deal failed several times with reports claiming the league requested too high of an asking price for Paul. The Clippers eventually conceded and traded budding star Eric Gordon along with Chris Kaman, Al-Farouq Aminu and a first-round pick in return for Paul.