Despite the Los Angeles Clippers’ 1-12 record, the dynamic and highlight packed play of Blake Griffin has impressed many. His knee injury last year that sidelined him for the entire regular season, has given him a second chance at redemption this season and he is leaving no stone unturned on the court. You can count on Griffin giving the fans some amazing dunks and blocks and landing on Sport Center’s top plays almost every night. He has started all thirteen games and he leads his team in offensive and defensive rebounds racking up a total of 137 boards, and averaging 35 minutes per game. Griffin’s game improves with each game.
Unfortunately, all his efforts have been to no avail, because the Clippers have gone on a eight game losing streak.
While the highlight film of Griffin’s play increases with each game, so does the number of losses the Clippers accumulates. This has to be bitter-sweet for Blake.
Since the Clippers only win on November 3 against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the squad has managed to loose 5 out of the last 8 games by eight points or less. Close but no cigar.
As other team mates play continue to be mediocre, and as Griffin continues to play lights out, will his bulb burn out ?
In addition, injuries have plagued key players, leaving Blake to fend for himself.
Seven foot center, Chris Kaman has missed five games due to ankle injury and veteran point guard Baron Davis will be out until at least Thanksgiving due to his knee injury. This team is desperate for additional play makers.
Blake Griffin, keep hope alive.
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Written by Gyasmine
Gyasmine George, M.S., a former basketball player, coach and advisor for student athletes and founder of Female Field Guide where she educates and advises women on sports and athletics. She has a rich love and knowledge for sports and athletics through her many years of growing up in a sports home. In addition, her hands on experience in a plethora of entities of athletics such as playing on championship travel and high school teams, coaching, teaching and advising, sales, marketing and promotions, game day management, communications and writing, has lead her to continue to fuel her passion for athletics. Contact Gyasmine at firstname.lastname@example.org