February 22, 2011, 12:46 pm
Back at his home court, the Staples Center, Griffin helped host the 60th NBA All-Star game and was the first NBA player in history to participate in the Rookie/Sophomore Challenge, the Slam Dunk Contest, and the All-Star Game in the same weekend.
Griffin started the weekend appearing on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show on Thursday night, and talked about his season so far:
February 20, 2011, 8:35 am
The legend of Blake Griffin has just gone turbo.
Did you see him? The human hood ornament? The windshield swiper? The man who literally gave car a jump?
On Saturday night in front of a Staples Center crowd that howled in disbelief, the Clippers rookie who spent the first half of this season dunking on mere men put it in the face of a machine.
Yep, the dude dunked over a car.
February 18, 2011, 8:30 am
By The Blake Griffin Team
When Blake Griffin returned to the Los Angeles Clippers this season following missing his entire rookie season due to injury, nobody knew what to expect from the 21 year old forward. Teammate Craig Smith had his opinion:
"I can say this. I never played against Karl Malone, but he has the strength of Karl Malone but can run and jump like LeBron James."
It turns out that Smith’s assessment was pretty accurate.
Blake Griffin opened his NBA career at home in Los Angeles against the Portland Trail Blazers where his first NBA points came off of a thunderous ally-oop slam dunk:
February 16, 2011, 4:35 pm
Los Angeles Clippers’ rookie Blake Griffin will be very busy during his first NBA All-Star Weekend. The star power forward has electrified fans this year with stellar play and thunderous dunks, and Griffin will be able to show his wide array of skills over several events during the course of the All-Star Weekend, which starts on Thursday, Feb. 17 and runs through Sunday, Feb. 20. He is currently entered in the NBA Rookie Challenge, the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest, and the NBA All-Star Game.