The timing of this is very interesting considering that many of us have been saying this all summer. Everything rests on the shoulders of Griffin and Paul flat out says it here.
"Blake is one of those guys, where his age has nothing to do with anything," Paul said in a wide-ranging phone interview with ESPNLosAngeles.com this week. "People may say he's a young guy, but he's been special in this league, he's been an All-Star. His voice carries a lot of weight and I think our team will definitely go as Blake goes. He's our guy, and he's good enough to do so."
Also think some may find this thread interesting because some people here will take it as Paul deferring responsibility if the Clippers fall short.