It’s Blake Griffin’s World
…And for the next 48-72 hours, we are simply going to be living in it. In about 24-plus hours, Griffin will be made the overall number one pick in tomorrow night’s NBA Draft. Not only that, he’ll be asked to perform an almost-impossible task — make the Clippers a relevant NBA team. Of course, if you follow myth, it took God a few days to create the universe and he/she is an omnipotent being. Blake Griffin, on the other hand, is merely a very good basketball player with the potential to be one of the greats. With that in mind, let’s keep the miracle requests (be to the Clip joint what LeBron is to Cleveland, for one) at an achievable level for now.
Clippers savior aside, it’s been a whirlwind existence for the Oklahoma Sooners product. Ever since it was announced LA’s second basketball team won the lottery — and their preference for taking Griffin; perhaps the only correct choice they team has made since drafting Eric Gordon (no offense to Baron Davis or Zach Randolph) — Griffin has been on a non-stop tour of workouts, appearances, and promotional events, culminating in the reveal of Griffin on the cover of EA’s upcoming NCAA Basketball 10 title.
Folks, if you haven’t familiarized yourself with Griffin, you probably should, because starting tomorrow night, after the Clippers show they do indeed have the ability to draft with intelligence — even in the case of no-brainer picks; because, like all basketball followers know, when it comes to the Clippers, nothing is a no-brainer — we are going to be inundated with the NBA’s newest star hopeful.
A word of advice for Mr. Griffin — try not to hit your head on anything on your way to the podium.