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Blake Griffin, of the Los Angeles Clippers, has been known for his amazing dunk skills, and for posterizing any and all big men. He has been compared to the high-flying power forward, Shawn ” The Reign Man ” Kemp, who was known for his Dunks during the 90′s. Blake Griffin has showed that he will be remembered as one of the best, high flying big men of the NBA, but some people are saying that his play style is similar to Shawn Kemp’s during his peak, although Shawn Kemp was a better defender. As of right now Blake Griffin’s low-post game and overall defensive prowess is in question, but his athletic abilities and capacity to get the crowd on their feet often times overshadows his his inabilities in other areas.
Blake’s IQ on the court may also come into question, but he’s still young and the the assumption is he’ll get better with age. Shawn Kemp struggled in his Rookie Year in the NBA averaging below 10 PPG and 5 RPG, but his desire to learn led to his stardom. Kemp finally found his groove and place in the NBA as a star during his 2nd season (sophomore year) with Seattle, alongside Gary Payton.
Shawn Kemp was interviewed and was asked about his comparison with the young, high-flying star, Blake Griffin, Kemp expresses doubt in Blake’s true dunking power, and notes that many of the lobs Paul and Griff connect on are not dunks, but rather “slap-ins.”. Kemp was also sure to mention that he is a big fan of Blake Griffin.
It’s hard to compare a player from the 1990′s to a player in this “Era”. During the 90′s era, defense and decision making of the players was a lot better, but in this Era players are more athletic and better pure scorers. It will be great to see Blake Griffin’s career unfold, since he is still young and has much to learn.We’ll have to wait until Blake’s career is before we can make a full comparison of him and the retired Shawn Kemp. At the end of the day, we will always remember Shawn Kemp as one of the greatest dunkers of all-time.
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Late in Sunday's heated battle between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers, Thunder forward Serge Ibaka appeared to connect with Clippers forward Blake Griffin below the belt as the two battled for position under the rim for a rebound.
Griffin fell to the ground in obvious pain and Ibaka was issued as Flagrant 1 foul for the action.
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Serge Ibaka got away with what appeared to be a hit to Blake Griffin’s groin at the end of Oklahoma City’s 108-104 win over the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday.
The two were fighting under the basket for position as Matt Barnes’ 3-pointer from the corner went in with less than two minutes left in the game. As the ball was nearing the basket, Ibaka hit Griffin below the waist. ...
Apparently the unwritten rule in the NBA is that if you get frustrated, you should hit an opponent in the groin. Seems to happen way too frequently, and it happened again last night. Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder gave Blake Griffin a nice little love tap. The Los Angeles Clippers star went down in obvious pain, and the shot was clearly intentional, but Ibaka was...
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka received a flagrant-1 foul on Sunday when he hit Blake Griffin near the groin (video of the play here) during his team’s win over the Los Angeles Clippers. It is unclear whether Ibaka hit Griffin in the man region or not, but it certainly looked like the swing itself was intentional.
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There are flagrant fouls and there are things that we here at That NBA Lottery Pick like to deem as "super flagrant fouls".Near the end of Sunday afternoon's Clippers/Thunder match-up, Oklahoma City forward Serge Ibaka decided to pull off his own version of tough love with Blake Griffin.Watch as Ibaka punches Griffin right in the groin and gets called for a flagrant foul:
Sunday at Staples Center, the Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka supplied quite the nut shot to Los Angels Clippers star Blake Griffin with under two minutes to go in a showdown between two of the Western Conference's top teams.
In GIF form via HardwoodParoxysm.Com, watch Ibaka punch Griffin in the balls:
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Leave it to the venom-spitting Black Mamba to put the Serge Ibaka-Blake Griffin incident into proper perspective.
When asked about Ibaka’s chop to Griffin’s groin Sunday during the Thunder-Clippers game, Bryant told reporters Monday how he would have reacted.
“I probably would have smacked him in the mouth,” Bryant said of Ibaka, via Mark Medina of the LA Daily News.
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