Blake Griffin usually has his way with most players when it comes jamming at least a couple spectacular dunks in every game, but Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried was ready for the Los Angeles Clippers' human showcase reel and "The Manimal" even tweeted about it before the game.
"I'm up I'm up I'm up & ready to "POP & GO" #leggo #Grind Hard #UnleashTheManimal"
In the second quarter, Faried chased Blake down and swatted away what looked like another addition to the 2012 Blake Griffin highlight reel.
It was only a matter of time before Griffin got revenge and, in the fourth quarter, he got a bit of redemption by slamming the ball over the outstretched arms of The Manimal and through the rim.
For the time being though, Faried must have felt good.
The Clippers went on to defeat the the Nuggets, 104-98, in Denver.
Blake Griffin has had enough.
After seeing Derrick Rose take a hard foul Sunday night and speak out in frustration, Griffin decided it was time for him to do the same.
"I'm definitely sick of taking hard hits," Griffin said after the Clippers' shoot-around Monday. "...There's a point, I can't remember what game it was, in my mind where I thought this...
PHOENIX Inside a small room with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, Blake Griffin lay flat on his back on a training table, trainer Jasen Powell standing over his head, manipulating his neck. Seated in a chair, chiropractor Dennis Colonello directed the examination. Sitting across from Colonello on another table was Coach Vinny Del Negro, his tie removed but not his look of concern...
As the Los Angeles Clippers went into Phoenix to face the Suns, you knew there was going to be at least one high-flying Blake Griffin slam. Check out this dunk in the first quarter of play: In the same game, check out this half-court lob from Chris Paul to Blake:
Derrick Rose isn’t the only All-Star sick of the beating he’s been taking during games — Blake Griffin is, too. Speaking after the Clippers’ shootaround on Monday, Griffin told reporters he’s fed up taking hits from opposing players.
“I’m definitely sick of taking hard hits,” Griffin said, per the Orange County Register. “…There’s a point, I can’t remember...
Human beings have rooted for the underdog at least since Biblical times. After all, we have never read any tales of any of the battles that Goliath won; we only hear about the one he lost to the scrawny guy with the sling-shot. So it not should come as a surprise if Los Angeles Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin receives less sympathy from NBA observers about being fouled than...
Normally, playoff beards are reserved for the NHL but it appears that the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA are also taking on that team unity concept.Check out this interview done by Clippers television as Blake Griffin reveals the Clippers plans to do so:
Another day, another high-light real dunk by Los Angeles Clipper Blake Griffin. Griffin, that best dunker in the league, is making a routine of having a high-light real dunk about once every week. Last night was no different as Griffin had a monster dunk against the Denver Nuggets.
This is how the play broke down. Griffin set a pick for Chris Paul at the free throw...
When the Nuggets and Clippers meet conventional wisdom suggets that Blake Griffin and Kenneth Faried will eventually cross paths somewhere above the rim. Last night, the Nuggets and Clippers met, and Griffin and Faried did indeed cross paths in the stratosphere–twice, actually. On the first occasion, Faried chased Griffin down on a one-on-none fast break and prevented the monster...
In Thursday night "Lob City" highlights, Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul throws an alley-oop pass from half court to Blake Griffin, who catches it and throws down the two-handed slam dunk in the first quarter against the Phoenix Suns.
However, despite making plays like this, Paul (19 points, 10 assists) and Griffin (16 points, 11 rebounds) couldn't seal...
As the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder last night, Clippers star Blake Griffin put together another classic moment.
Watch as he makes this impossible circus shot while getting fouled by Thunder forward Serge Ibaka:
PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns now have provided enough material for us to pull dangerously close to acknowledgment of the season's first overstatement game.
By dropping the Los Angeles Clippers, 93-90, in a Thursday-night bar fight at U.S. Airways Center, the Suns may have saved their postseason hopes ... well, for now.
With three tricky games still separating them from a playoff...
The Clippers are joining the storied tradition of growing playoff beards to build team unity for the postseason. Chris Paul says the players were discussing ideas for what they should do and they thought about growing their hair out. They ran into some trouble there because of the bald players like Chauncey Billups, so they settled on beards.
Here are some of the quirky highlights...
The Los Angeles Clippers have been on a tear lately winning13 of their last 16 games but as the playoffs approach, teams feel they may have found a ***** in the Clippers’ armor. On Thursday night, the Phoenix Suns were able to limit Clippers’ star forward Blake Griffin with hard fouls.Griffin got off to a hot start as he poured in 14 points in the first quarter. Then the Suns...
The Denver Nuggets' most recent victory helped the Los Angeles Clippers clinch their first playoff berth in six years.
It also moved them closer to securing a postseason spot of their own.
Denver seeks its fifth win in six games Wednesday night at the Pepsi Center, but Los Angeles will be looking for a fifth consecutive victory and a third in four tries against the Nuggets...
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