Bring Blake Some Hardware!

Posted: January 20, 2011 in Fans and Opinions, NBA
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By Michael Goldberg

For the past 2 weeks I have been called crazy. Why is that you ask? I may as well the lead advocate for Blake Griffin as MVP.  I have heard things like: “no chance”, or “ he won’t win it as a rookie or playing for clippers” or “Gary Busey has a better chance of getting his life together than Blake Griffin does of winning MVP.” Even betting sites such as Sportsbook.com thought it was impossible, putting the odds of Griffin winning MVP at 200-1.

Here we are 2 weeks later, and after Griffin dropped an NBA season high 47 points against the defenseless Indiana Pacers, he has thrust himself to the forefront of the MVP conversation. Yes, Gary Busey is still insane and the updated odds now stand at 20-1. To all you haters: SUCK IT. Griffin is averaging 22.5 ppg 12.8 reb and 3.4 assists, while shooting while shooting almost 53% from the field. He has been getting better every month and is in the middle of a double-double streak that stands at an incredible 27 games.

Griffin is an amazing and rare talent in the league, with athleticism only matched by the Akron Douche Bag. What makes Griffin so special though, aside from his ability to shit on Timofey Mozgov’s face, is his hard work and dedication to be the best player he can be (picture Mark Madsen, but with elite NBA skills and athleticism). The “Poster Child” as he is now called, handles the ball with ease, passes out of double teams effortlessly, and goes hard after every loose ball and rebound.  He has also resurrected Baron Davis from the dead, making his contract tradeable. He has taken a leadership role with the very young and exciting Clippers team and has them headed in the right direction for the first time ever.

The Clippers currently stand 6 games out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference; however, they have won 10 of their last 14 games including wins over the Heat, Lakers, and Nuggets. This team is on a roll and with the bottom half of the Conference looking wide open, they have a chance to sneak into the playoffs and make some noise.  If they make the playoffs , the man who has turned around a franchise in just his first year deserves the MVP for what he has accomplished.

Granted, the Clippers do need to make the playoffs for this argument to hold true, but the race is the most wide open it has been in years. The Heat’s gayer version of Three’s Company pretty much guarantees that none of them will win, Derrick Rose is putting up some great numbers but has been helped out with outstanding play from Starvin Marvin, the Ugliest Creature in Basketball, and lastly, the guy from star trek with the really weird forehead. Durant has made noise in OKC, but Westbrook has been playing almost just as well, and then you have the Hebrew Hammer in NY who has been playing well over his head, however the outstanding play of Wilson Chandler and Raymond Felton have contributed almost just as much as he has. Lastly, there is Dwight Howard, the guy is an absolute monster who just dominates the paint, but the team was in a tailspin before the acqusitions of Gilbert Arenas, Jason Richardson, and Hedo Turkoglu.

Not to say this list is void of deserving players, however, if Blake Griffin leads his team to the playoffs he will have done so with the least help and if his trends continue up like they have all season, he will end with the most impressive stats as well. He single handedly brings fans to the stadium and is the most exciting player in the league today. Blake Griffin for MVP!

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