I'm not a Griffin hater because I realize the vast majority of Griffin hate is misdirected. People don't dislike Blake himself, they just hate the fact that ESPN has crowned him a superstar. People are quick to point out Blake's flaws but every player has flaws; the only reason Blake's matter so much to people is because they get told how great he is every day. Blake Griffin hate is reactionary. He's a funny guy with good comedic timing, and he puts up good numbers.
"I don't know if people know — I dislocated my pinkie finger. And [Tyreke] told me, 'You wanna go home or you wanna be here?' I want to be here. And he said, 'All right, then go tape it up and let's play. Let's go. We not stoppin' at no stores. Straight gas. That's what we do, just keep going.'"
I have no respect for Blake. He should be a dominant force on both ends, but he'd rather flop around like a flaccid cephalopod. Don't give two damns about him.
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Well I obviously stand corrected. Maybe I was just judging based on what espn commenters say.
Anyway, flopping is illegal now so we can stop all that talk about Blake being a flopper unless he starts racking up fines. He didn't flop once in the pre-season. His defense is much improved this year too, along its his jump shot.
But man, can barly wait until the season starts.
And there isn't enough stare-downs and smack talk nowadays. I love watching that stuff.
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Last edited by BallSoHard; 10-29-2012 at 03:58 PM.
I haven't watched the Clippers this preseason except for their game against the Nuggets, so I'll have to wait and see if Griffin really improved his defense, but that's clearly his biggest issue. He puts up gawdy numbers, but when he plays against another elite big, he struggles. He's also limited defensively due to his length kinda like Kevin Love (both at 6'11.25" wingspan - shoot, LeBron was 7'0.25" out of high school and Wade was 6'10.75").
The fact that a rookie is on it should leave this list completed voided.
I think advance stats are great to keep things in perspective, but to rest solely on them is an awful way to decide talent level and value.
Last edited by da ThRONe; 10-30-2012 at 10:48 AM.
There is no way that Anderson is a top 10 big let alone top 3. Just to name a few bigs that are clearly better Anderson.
Bogut ( if healthy )
Then there are a bunch of others that would be a toss up.
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