Tuesday, July 7, 2009


young Blake Griffin, bout to play through all the bullsh#t

Here's what Blake Griffin has going for him.
- He's the No. 1 pick in the draft. Recent memory suggests he could be the next LeBron James, Dwight Howard or Yao Ming. Or at least have that kind of impact on his franchise.

- He's going to the second largest media market in the league. Even though the Clippers are known for being terrible, they're still in LA, and they still play at Staples Center. If he can build the Clippers into a perennial playoff team, he becomes one of the more recognizable NBA players in the country.

- He's an absolute beast, but more importantly has a work ethic that is off the charts and similar levels of confidence and poise. In his sophomore year at Oklahoma, Griffin took cheap shot after cheap shot and never retaliated.

For the Clippers, Griffin gives them everything they need. It is the job of the organization to develop him (along with SG Eric Gordon) into the face of the franchise. For an organization that can never seem to get it right, the Clippers have a golden opportunity to start over. A couple of months ago they were a longshot for the first overall pick, with a roster that didn't look promising at all, and no cap space in sight. Now, they have Blake Griffin, and the challenge of helping him have the same impact as Hakeem Olajuwon, David Robinson and Tim Duncan. I for one, think it could happen. If it doesn't, I don't know what I'm gonna do.


mo said...

I think they should debut a new jersey in order to represent a fresh new beginning to their franchise.

Patrick said...

i agree. possibly a color scheme change as well.

"changing the culture of the organization" is a cliche I feel like I've heard