Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin his his admirers and his detractors.
Some turn their nose at his iffy, at times solid basketball skill set while others applaud his freakish athletic ability.
Love or hate his game, Griffin brings with him the thunder – a rim rocking, crowd rising game that is instant highlight material.
That’s something many have found out, most recently Denver Nuggets rookie Rudy Gobert who, at least for a moment thought he could block an incoming Griffin slam dunk. He of course thought wrong and shall forever be enshrined on Griffin’s notch as just another on his long list of poster board subjects.
Newly appointed head coach Doc Rivers used to have to watch Griffin’s powerful dunks from the opposing bench, but no longer as he’s witnessed first hand – opposing defenders need to get into a special mode to guard the talented forward.
What type of mode, you ask? I’ll let Dan Woike handle that:
Fav. quote from my LAC preview story. “When you’re guarding Blake, you should be like, I’ll say it, you should be in ‘Oh s**t’ mode.” – Doc