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    ESPN: Blake Griffin Can't Wait To Be Great

    http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/s...me-truly-great

    For the few remaining people that actually like or respect Griffin pretty epic read and worth a read, Clippers fan or not. Some bulletin points.

    - Huge Kobe fan, admires his work ethic.

    - Wants to be great immediately just like the fans want and has to remind himself that it takes time.

    - Is bummed at how quickly people turned on him and talks about some of the hateful messages he receives from fans.


    Just a well written piece. ESPN does a few of these a year on star players that are surprisingly good. Mostly great quotes but one in particular troubled me. He said he wants to be MORE of a facilitator than he is and sometimes him and CP3 debate about it. He needs to understand we don't need a second PG, especially with a passer as great as CP3. We need a 20/10 guy who plays good defense. I can't help but feel we badly need a top tier coach who specializes with big men to get him working on the right things.
    Last edited by Clippersfan86; 05-03-2013 at 04:09 PM.

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    He's definitely not heading in the right direction.
    Hey look everyone, it's "Vintage" Aaron Brooks.

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    Been saying it Blake is mad overrated just the truth.


    Thank You For EVERYTHING Tim Duncan!

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    Honestly I think he is what he is. As bad as Clippers fans want to think he's the next great player, he is what he is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarvo View Post
    Been saying it Blake is mad overrated just the truth.
    Most legit analysts of basketball agree he's become UNDERRATED if anything. Numbers have declined due to WAY less minutes, less shots, less touches, less usage. He's become underrated because people act like he's not even a top 20 player anymore because his raw numbers are down. His PER 36 numbers are 21/10/4/1.5 on great efficiency and improved defense, so not sure how you can be "overrated". Still raw and nowhere near his prime is more like it.

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    hes gonna have to wait a long time. Hes sooooo overrated

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    And everyone else is waiting for him to stop flopping so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarvo View Post
    Been saying it Blake is mad overrated just the truth.
    yup, he's the 2010's version of shawn kemp.

    and ppl turned on him because of his scowl and his flopping.

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    Can't wait to be great?
    Great players have full package: great skills and athletism.
    Griffin has only 1 part of that package and yet to develop the other one. (same goes for Dwight)
    Griffin has to mature and start improving his skills if he wants to become great.
    Hate this guy to say the truth.

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    The guy had 2 rebounds in 30+ minutes in a crucial playoff loss.
    Hey look everyone, it's "Vintage" Aaron Brooks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minimal View Post
    Can't wait to be great?
    Great players have full package: great skills and athletism.
    Griffin has only 1 part of that package and yet to develop the other one. (same goes for Dwight)
    Griffin has to mature and start improving his skills if he wants to become great.
    Hate this guy to say the truth.
    Griffin's "skillset" is actually amazing and rare. The issue is more his fundamentals and mental toughness. How does a PF average about 4 assists a game in 32 minutes a game with no skills? Dribble the ball the length of the court, cross two people over and finish the fastbreak against multiple defenders with no skills? Skills aren't his problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonroeFAN View Post
    The guy had 2 rebounds in 30+ minutes in a crucial playoff loss.
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    Hey look everyone, it's "Vintage" Aaron Brooks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonroeFAN View Post
    He's definitely not heading in the right direction.
    Based on wat?

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    based on his declining production?

    Per 36 numbers are completely useless, he's either declining, or his coaches don't trust him, or he's injury prone.

    Take your pick.
    Last edited by MonroeFAN; 05-03-2013 at 04:29 PM.
    Hey look everyone, it's "Vintage" Aaron Brooks.

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    LOL at the extremes people are going to. You guys do know that being overrated and underrated isn't a critique, you can be overrated and still be the best player in the game.

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