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Video: Top five moments of the Griffin era so far

Posted on: December 6, 2010 2:20 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

I don't know what to nickname Blake Griffin, but it needs to be good. It needs to be something that encapsulates his ridiculous energy, non-stop effort, skill, athletic ability and devastating raw power.

We missed the opportunity to see Griffin fully operational last season in what would've been his rookie year when he hurt his patella coming down from a dunk in the last preseason game. The wait has been well worth it. In his first full month and change as a professional, Griffin has set the league on fire. Imagine Los Angeles Clipper games being absolute can't-miss events. And that's still with the team being 4-17.

You just can't take your eyes off him. You're afraid of what you might miss. Even simple things like Griffin grabbing a rebound and leading a fast break are all of a sudden the most exciting five seconds in basketball. Griffin just has something about him that most players in the NBA don't have. At some point we're going to get The Highlight from Griffin. And I just want to be sure I'm watching when it happens. There's a reason I put the Clippers are one of my League Pass teams before the season started. You've got to have your eyes on Blake Griffin at all times.

Griffin has become a nightly highlight and really, he has so many good jaw-dropping plays it's hard to narrow them down into a list. I'm going to try though. Here are my five favorite Blake Griffin moments of the season so far.

5. This Close To A Poster, Tiago. How fun is Griffin? Even his missed dunks are exciting highlights. I'm absolutely afraid he may kill himself trying to dunk over an entire 12-man roster at some point, but man, it's going to be a blast to watch him try.

4. The Sign Of Things To Come. Griffin's debute was pretty excellent. He went for 20 points and 14 rebounds against the Blazers, but he also piled up a few early highlights. For some guys, these would be great to put on the year-end reel. For Griffin, it was just opening night.

3. He's Even Good Falling Down. It's not all about the dunks with Griffin. He's actually a really skilled basketball player. And in typical Blake fashion, even when a play looks like a lost cause, it's not over. Example: After slipping and on the way to falling down, Griffin puts up a perfect bank shot against the Spurs. Maybe he should shoot all of his free throws like this.

2. Style Points, For Fun. I don't know what it would be like to be Rodney Stuckey here. Blake Griffin steals a pass and you're all alone in what separates him from the basket. I think that's the definition of terror or something. So Griffin attacks with a nice two-step move and throws it in from behind his head, just to make it a little more fun.

1. The Destruction of New York. We're just going to package all of these as his best moment. No words people. No words.

Comments

Since: Jul 16, 2008
Posted on: December 18, 2010 12:51 pm
 

Video: Top five moments of the Griffin era so far

Um thats what made it that more impressive. He freaking jumped got fouled and kept going up. AMAZING!!!



Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: December 17, 2010 10:03 am
 

Video: Top five moments of the Griffin era so far

OK, the third one was pretty sweet, but mostly because of the spin move and being guarded so closely.  
The First one was a nice tip-dunk, but I wouldn't say it was all that amazing.
BUT THE SECOND ONE WASN"T EVEN A DUNK AT ALL!!!!!  C'MON MAN...



Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: December 6, 2010 8:59 pm
 

Video: Top five moments of the Griffin era so far

WOW those were absolutely Awesome!



Since: Oct 6, 2009
Posted on: December 6, 2010 8:16 pm
 

Video: Top five moments of the Griffin era so far

Push over lakers there is a big attraction brewing right under your noses. Has anyone noticed the Lakers are boring to watch now Kobe just to good to watch..He does nothin that makes  you stand up and say wow anymore if its not a game winning free throw shot



Since: Mar 6, 2007
Posted on: December 6, 2010 5:42 pm
 

Video: Top five moments of the Griffin era so far


Recently, he called for and received a half court alley-oop from Baron Davis. Pretty sure he jumped 18 feet in the air and dunked it with his face. Or something like that, but it was ridiculous.


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