Blake Griffin Alley-Oop Video: Watch the Clipper Climb the Ladder

December 23rd, 2010 by Trae Thompson Leave a reply »
If you saw Blake Griffin play in college, this is not shocking.

The incredible video of this alley-oop dunk gives just one reason why the Los Angeles Clippers chose him with the No.1 pick in the 2009 NBA Draft. The 6-foot-10 forward from Oklahoma missed all of last season after undergoing knee surgery to fix a non-displaced stress fracture in his left patella. Judging by this video, Griffin's healed up just fine.

And right now he should be a favorite for NBA Rookie of the Year, averaging 20.9 points, 12.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. He's also garnered praise from one of the all-time greats.

"Blake Griffin is the truth," Celtics center Shaquille O'Neal said, when asked about the young big men in the league. "All these other guys, I’m not impressed."

What makes Griffin so impressive is that he isn't just a one-dimensional player who stays under the rim and gets points off rebounds. In college, he developed into a complete player who could dominate games with his scoring and on the glass, finishing with a career average of 18.8 points, 11.8 rebounds and 1.01 blocks. If you want records, Griffin set them. Among them were an O ...

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