Blake "Dunkadelic Highlight-Machine" Griffin Scores NBA High 47
Blake "Dunkadelic Highlight-Machine" Griffin led the L.A. Clippers to a 99-92 victory Sunday night over the defending NBA Champion and Staples Center room-mate L.A. Lakers. Kobe Bryant after the game said,"the Clipper rookie punked us, "He just ran through us," he said. "We didn't put up much of a fight."
Earlier yesterday afternoon not even 24 hours after he scored 18 points and grabbed 15 man-child rebounds vs the Lakers.
He would score an NBA season-high 47 points to go along with 14 rebounds vs the Indiana Pacers for an 114-107 win on the National Holiday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The last rookie to accomplish a 47 and 14 in a game was way back in 1985 during the rookie season of Michael Jordan.
He is also the first rookie since Allen Iverson during his 1996-97 rookie year to register multiple 40 point games. Griffin scored 44 points in a 124-115 loss to the New York Knicks back on November 21st of last year.
His dazzling display of dunks put him on the map after his spectacular show at Staples Center.
There is a buzz that Griffin should be selected to play in the 2011 NBA All-Star Game. He's 4th among forwards in the NBA in voting behind Kevin Durant/Oklahoma City Thunder, Carmelo Anthony/Denver Nuggets, and Pau Gasol/L.A. Lakers.
Blake is the most explosive and exciting player in the league today. The last rookie to rock-the-rim like him was Vince Carter during the 1998-99 season when he was rookie.
Carter would enter the 2000 NBA Slam Dunk Contest and put on show in the mold of Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins. His slam dunking exploits is at legendary status with some of all-time great dunkers.
Griffin is the most explosive dunking power forward since the early-to-mid 1990's of Shawn Kemp when he was a member of the Seattle Super Sonics.
Blake is a nightly highlight reel and the "Dunkadelic Highlight Machine" nickname suits him perfectly. He would be a benefit to the viewers of the All-Star Game. I can only imagine what he might do on a break-a-way dunk with all the world watching.
Something Dunkadelic I suppose!!!