Somewhere between the time he jumped “over” a kia in 2011 and Chris Paul separated his shoulder on January 3rd, Blake Griffin’s game was taken for granted. Not his highlights, of course. The jaw-dropping dunks that made Griffin a superstar his rookie year came more frequently than ever. But the crux behind his eroding reputation as a player had as much to do with those posterizations and alley-oops as any sudden deficiencies. Was Griffin, he of dropping raw statistics for consecutive seasons, really much more than the league’s best dunker?
I give Blake Griffin's posterization of Kris Humphries a resounding "meh."
Arguments about the best power forward in the NBA abound, but they all come with a caveat. Should that caveat exist, though?
Blake Griffin showed off his funnier side at the UCB in LA this past Saturday.
Last season, the L.A. Clippers brought #GotEm into our lives. If you don't know what it is, you're probably not following Matt Barnes, DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin on Twitter or Instagram, which isn't the best life decision.
No matter how much a player might improve, if he was Rookie of the Year, it simply won't be enough. We expect immediate superstardom, not incremental improvements of the intricate inner workings of their game.