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Blake Griffin: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball’s Most Dominant Power Forwards
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: 2014-11-14
Number of pages: 158
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Newly revised for the 2017-2018 NBA season, Blake Griffin: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball’s Most Dominant Power Forwards details the inspirational story of basketball's star, Blake Griffin. This unauthorized biography of Blake Griffin highlights incredible ascent to almost winning the Most Valuable Player award in the 2013-2014 NBA season.
The arrival of Blake Griffin for the Los Angeles Clippers marked the turning point for a traditionally bottom-feeder franchise. Now that Chris Paul has left the franchise, the Clippers organization has doubled down on Griffin, making him the new undisputed leader of the team.
Read on to learn about Blake Griffin’s journey into the league from his childhood growing up alongside a talented brother, to his college years at Oklahoma before ultimately propelling into the NBA.
If you're a Blake Griffin fan curious about what has made Griffin such a dominant player today, get this book now.
Here is a preview of what is inside this book:Childhood and High School Years College Years at Oklahoma Blake Griffin’s NBA Career Getting Drafted Rookie Season The Birth of Lob City Enter Doc Rivers, the Best Record in Franchise History New Ownership, Playoff Meltdown The Injury Seasons, the End of Lob City Griffin’s Personal Life Blake Griffin’s Impact on Basketball Blake Griffin’s Legacy & Future
An excerpt from the book:
What makes the game of basketball so fun to watch is not just the competition you see from some of the world's top athletes every single night. Mostly, if not so often, the showmanship and highlight reel plays attract more viewers and fans than what basketball itself has to offer. And among all of the exciting plays to watch in basketball, no play electrifies a crowd more than a highlight dunk from a world class athlete.
Dunkers in the NBA have been beloved and revered not only because of the efficiency they have in dropping those high percentage shots through the basket, but also because of the showmanship they provide the fans. While basketball may be a sport, it is also a business that markets itself through its athletes. No athlete attracts more attention than a high flier willing to power dunks through the basket on a nightly basis, whether it is in a wide open lane to the basket or on top of some of the best rim defenders in the league.
Throughout the history of the NBA, dunkers have become some of the most popular players in the league. From the original high-flyer Julius Erving and the first rim breaker Darryl Dawkins, other dunkers have paved the way to improve the creativity and the showmanship aspect of the game of basketball. You have Michael Jordan, who won the Slam Dunk Contest by dunking from the free throw line. There is also Shawn Kemp, who was rising over players his size inside the shaded lane. Then there is Vince Carter, who dunked over a seven-footer during the 2000 Olympics to complete what is widely considered the best in-game dunk in the history of basketball.
Tags: Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers, Chris Paul, Doc Rivers, Oklahoma Basketball, DeAndre Jordan, Steve Ballmer, Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Tim Duncan, Serge Ibaka, Kenneth Faried, Dwight Howard, Chandler Parsons, Kevin Durant, James Harden