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#1 I still miss OTR

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Posted March 27, 2013 - 09:40 AM

I hate Blake Griffin. I hate his hair. I hate the spots on his face. I hate his smile. I hate how committing an offensive foul while dunking on someone is considered only a "spectacular dunk". I hate how people forget about him having arguably the best point guard in the NBA. I hate how Griffin rarely offers a meaningful opinion or tweet on violence, poverty or education reform.

I hate Griffin’s flopping. I hate how his flops stain the name of one of my favorite sports teams.  I hate every single commercial with him. And I hate it when he looks down on opponents he's dunked on….

 

I hate the number 32. I hate my friends for prodding me not to hate Griffin. I hate Griffin's friends for being Griffin's friends even though I don't know if Griffin's friends exist. I hate how Griffin doesn't care if I hate him or not. More than anything, I hate how people try to make me want to stop hating him.

Real question: Does anyone in that Clippers locker room have the gravitas or pedigree to stop Griffin from being Griffin? Real answer: Hell no! He simply does not have the constitution to lead a team, or change himself by himself.

 

The athletes we love and hate cultivate their work in a hyper-mediated spectacle that often renders their work, their skills, their likeness, their successes and their failures ours. ESPN, fantasy leagues and social media bring us closer to our players, but that spectacular one-sided relationship obscures the fact that, while players we love and hate are the best in the world at their jobs, most of us have no idea what it's like to be the best in the world at anything. Look at the way we shamelessly discuss athletes in columns on ESPN, or comment sections, or Twitter and Facebook. And of course, these incredible athletes read our disrespectful comments and hateful columns.

I will hate Blake Griffin not because I'm encouraged to and because, frankly, thanks to social media, and anonymous comment sections everywhere, hating is a hustle. Not because hating is the new black.  I hate him because he resorts to unnecessary flopping. What is worse - he doesn't seem to care about stopping. He won't man up. Therefore, I hate him even more.


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Posted March 27, 2013 - 11:08 AM

Hater.



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Posted March 27, 2013 - 11:15 AM

That's strange coming from a Clippers fan :D



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Posted March 27, 2013 - 11:16 AM

Don't sugar coat it, tell us how you really feel



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Posted March 27, 2013 - 12:56 PM

I hate every player on the Clippers not named CP3 or Lamar Odom.

 

I know that feel OP.


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Posted March 27, 2013 - 01:06 PM

At least his commercials aren't the worst thing in the world.


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Posted March 27, 2013 - 01:45 PM

Didn't someone already make a thread like this.....and was it by you?



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Posted March 27, 2013 - 01:47 PM

^ Yeah, someone did, but I think it was that CowboysLakersFan dude or somethin'.


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Posted March 27, 2013 - 01:47 PM

And if the Clippers did something stupid, like say, trade him to the Lakers tomorrow for Gasol, how would you feel?



#10 I still miss OTR

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Posted March 27, 2013 - 02:57 PM

Don't sugar coat it, tell us how you really feel

I ain't 'sugar coting' anything, son. It's exactly how I feel.

 

Didn't someone already make a thread like this.....and was it by you?

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And if the Clippers did something stupid, like say, trade him to the Lakers tomorrow for Gasol, how would you feel?

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Edited by I miss OTR, March 27, 2013 - 02:57 PM.

I'm still mad the Lakers lost to the C's in the Finals a few yrs ago!

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Posted March 27, 2013 - 03:01 PM

^ That last response with the image: :laughing:


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#12 I still miss OTR

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Posted March 27, 2013 - 03:05 PM

^ That last response with the image: :laughing:

 

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Posted March 27, 2013 - 03:57 PM

I can't stand him either.

One of the most overrated NBA players to come down the pike in a long, long time.

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Posted March 27, 2013 - 04:50 PM

I can't stand him either.

One of the most overrated NBA players to come down the pike in a long, long time.

Amen! Also one of the biggest disgraces the game of basketball has ever seen when it comes to hyper-flopping... <_<


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Posted March 27, 2013 - 05:37 PM

Obviously you weren't sugar coating it kid, that was the point. It's called....sarcasm

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Posted March 27, 2013 - 06:09 PM

You seem pretty obsessed with him.

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Posted March 27, 2013 - 06:12 PM

I can't stand him either.

One of the most overrated NBA players to come down the pike in a long, long time.

 

Yea avg 21 and 11 in his first three seasons is overrated....

 

Im not a big fan of the guy but he can ball like it or not.


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Posted March 27, 2013 - 10:43 PM

You're looking purely at two stats, the most misleading way to evaluate a player.

 

The kid is one-faceted and half of his offense is illegal.  But hey, enjoy all you want.  The truth will shine through in the end.



#19 I still miss OTR

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Posted March 28, 2013 - 04:15 AM

You seem pretty obsessed with him.

Naw, that's really not the case. I barely give a [expletive] about him. Unfortunatey, the media overhypes his image. LOL @ ppl calling him a 'star'...  :laughing:   Gimme a break!


Edited by I miss OTR, March 28, 2013 - 04:15 AM.

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Posted March 28, 2013 - 08:21 AM

Naw, that's really not the case. I barely give a [expletive] about him. Unfortunatey, the media overhypes his image. LOL @ ppl calling him a 'star'... :laughing: Gimme a break!

I'll say this. As much as you hate him, he is in fact a star. But don't confuse that term with him being elite or being a franchise player, he's not. He's a star in terms of being popular amongst fans and putting up pretty good stats.

Griffin is an athletic freak, who has developed an average offensive game. He's a below average defender, doesn't posses a high bball IQ, and has the attitude of a tough guy but in reality is very soft.

I get into arguments constantly with Clippers fans, with me saying that when you play them, you allow Griffin to be a #1 option. If he beats you, so be it but you can afford him being the 'guy' over the likes of CP3.

With players like Griffin, you'll see how good they actually are in a few years as their athleticism declines. What happens to his game and stats when he can't run out in transition, jump over people for dunks, or jump higher to get a rebound? Is he gonna rely on that inconsistent jumpshot? Funny.





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