Blake Griffin locked in for long haul with Clippers

In the end, home is where the heart is.

Blake Griffin said he wants to finish his career in the same place he started it … with the Los Angeles Clippers.

The NBA star met with the media for the first time Wednesday since signing his max deal with the club.

. @BlakeGriffin32 on new teammates: We're big, fast … and that's exciting @LAClippers @HoopsOnFox pic.twitter.com/lvxznf8Tc9

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Griffin talked about the decision to remain in LA, the future of the Clippers with their new additions and what he said to Chris Paul.

In 61 games played during the 2016-17 season, Griffin averaged 21.6 points and 8.1 rebounds per game.

A toe injury bounced Griffin from the postseason during the Clippers' first-round series vs. Utah. Griffin, however, expects to be ready by training camp ahead of the 2017-18 season.

I expect to be ready by training camp -- @BlakeGriffin32 @LAClippers pic.twitter.com/LCylcEc0El

— FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) July 19, 2017