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February 18, 2011
Who will be 2nd? Ira Winderman Sun Sentinel Well, that's an easy one. After all there are only four choices: Blake Griffin, What's His Name, The Other Guy and That Fourth Guy They Just Added. Or, if we're being honest: Nobody. The Slam Dunk Championship has been the Sham Dunk Championship for years, a tired competition where Nate Robinson gets retries until he actually reaches the rim. Even at his caped best, Dwight Howard was forced to throw the ball through the rim when he came up a few inches short.
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By Michael Lee, The Washington Post | November 8, 2012
Shirtless, John Wall crouched and dribbled a basketball above his head with his right hand and another low to the ground with his left hand. Unable to keep the routine together as he reached half-court, Wall grunted as he lost control, started over, and tried the exercise once again. With Washington Wizards assistant coach Ryan Saunders looking on, Wall has concluded nearly every practice with ballhandling drills, something he had never done before a stress injury to his left knee produced his longest absence from playing the game he loves dearly.
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January 28, 2011
Griffin yes, Love no K.C. Johnson Chicago Tribune With apologies to his relentless rebounding, Kevin Love should schedule some travel for All-Star weekend and sit back and enjoy the Blake Griffin show. Dirk Nowitzki is a lock reserve. So is Pau Gasol, unless Commissioner David Stern moves him to center to replace the injured Yao Ming. Tim Duncan even could garner a sentimental pick from coaches. Even if Duncan doesn't, you can have only so many forwards, and Griffin has been more impressive — and made more of an impact — than Love.
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January 18, 2012
Deron Williams Todd M. Adams Orlando Sentinel Recently, USA Basketball took a different approach to choosing its roster, giving more thought to building a cohesive team. That is why the biggest name left off the team is bound to come from the NBA's strongest position, point guard. For instance, the Clippers' Chauncey Billups and Thunder's Russell Westbrook, who made the 20-man cut, really have no chance at making the team. That's because there are three phenomenal players at that position in the Clippers' Chris Paul, Nets' Deron Williams and Bulls' Derrick Rose.
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By Matt Vensel | February 23, 2011
I'm starting to become desensitized when it comes to slam dunk videos that don't feature Blake Griffin and the edited-down compilations of quarterback trick shots. But crazy hockey goals? I'll never get tired of those (well, unless someone scores one of them against me in men's league). The latest viral sensation in the hockey community is a lacrosse-style goal scored by New Jersey high-schooler Mike Criscitello. As you'll see in the video below, Criscitello picks the puck up on the blade of his stick at the top of the circles, spins and, mid-360, flings the puck past the goalie.
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January 18, 2012
Deron Williams Todd M. Adams Orlando Sentinel Recently, USA Basketball took a different approach to choosing its roster, giving more thought to building a cohesive team. That is why the biggest name left off the team is bound to come from the NBA's strongest position, point guard. For instance, the Clippers' Chauncey Billups and Thunder's Russell Westbrook, who made the 20-man cut, really have no chance at making the team. That's because there are three phenomenal players at that position in the Clippers' Chris Paul, Nets' Deron Williams and Bulls' Derrick Rose.
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By From Sun news services | November 29, 2008
Blake Griffin had 18 points, including the go-ahead free throws in overtime, and matched a career high with 21 rebounds to help No. 11 Oklahoma rally past No. 10 Purdue, 87-82, yesterday in the championship game of the National Invitation Tournament Season Tip-Off in New York. Willie Warren added a career-high 22 points and Taylor Griffin had 19 for the Sooners (6-0), who are off to their best start since winning their first 10 games in 2003. E'Twaun Moore scored 22 points to lead Purdue (5-1)
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By Barry Stavro and Broderick Turner, Tribune Newspapers | February 20, 2011
LOS ANGELES — Clippers rookie Blake Griffin won the dunk contest Saturday by leaping over a car while catching a pass through the sunroof from teammate Baron Davis and slamming with two hands at Staples Center. Griffin defeated Wizards forward JaVale McGee , who did a one-handed catch and dunk, in his final attempt. McGee had dunked on two rims placed side-by-side in the first round. Griffin's final dunk triggered wild applause as he jumped over the car perfectly and converted on his first attempt while the Crenshaw Select Choir sang "I Believe I Can Fly" at midcourt.
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The Washington Post | December 26, 2011
The new red, white and blue Washington Wizards opened the regular season Monday night against the New Jersey Nets — and the uniforms, logos and shiny court aren't all that fans should be interested in seeing at Verizon Center . John Wall had his first test against an elite point guard in All-Star Deron Williams, but the home opener was not a sellout, which is understandable considering the past three seasons of lottery failures for the...
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By David Teel and David Teel,Newport News Daily Press | March 30, 2009
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Blake Griffin had just made the play of the game, and perhaps this NCAA tournament, an extraterrestrial - he reached into the heavens - one-handed dunk of Austin Johnson's lob pass. But Ty Lawson countered in less than eight seconds, slicing through the defense for a score. That second-half sequence was Sunday's NCAA South Regional final in a capsule: the brilliance of Oklahoma's Griffin against the precision of North Carolina's Tar Heels. One-against-five is rarely a fair fight, and it certainly wasn't here on Beale Street as North Carolina advanced to its second consecutive Final Four with a workmanlike 72-60 victory.
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The Washington Post | December 26, 2011
The new red, white and blue Washington Wizards opened the regular season Monday night against the New Jersey Nets — and the uniforms, logos and shiny court aren't all that fans should be interested in seeing at Verizon Center . John Wall had his first test against an elite point guard in All-Star Deron Williams, but the home opener was not a sellout, which is understandable considering the past three seasons of lottery failures for the...
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By Mark Heisler, Tribune Newspapers | March 13, 2011
Catching up with Blake Griffin … That's just it. You can't catch up with him, or no one has yet. No one saw him coming until he broke out as an Oklahoma sophomore. Even as runaway No. 1 pick in the 2009 draft, no one thought he'd be this good this soon. In the biggest surprise of all, he may just be warming up. Before Blake, phenoms didn't come out of nowhere, they were preceded by marching bands, or jet escorts. LeBron James was on the cover of Sports Illustrated and ESPN the Magazine in high school.
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By Matt Vensel | February 23, 2011
I'm starting to become desensitized when it comes to slam dunk videos that don't feature Blake Griffin and the edited-down compilations of quarterback trick shots. But crazy hockey goals? I'll never get tired of those (well, unless someone scores one of them against me in men's league). The latest viral sensation in the hockey community is a lacrosse-style goal scored by New Jersey high-schooler Mike Criscitello. As you'll see in the video below, Criscitello picks the puck up on the blade of his stick at the top of the circles, spins and, mid-360, flings the puck past the goalie.
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By Barry Stavro and Broderick Turner, Tribune Newspapers | February 20, 2011
LOS ANGELES — Clippers rookie Blake Griffin won the dunk contest Saturday by leaping over a car while catching a pass through the sunroof from teammate Baron Davis and slamming with two hands at Staples Center. Griffin defeated Wizards forward JaVale McGee , who did a one-handed catch and dunk, in his final attempt. McGee had dunked on two rims placed side-by-side in the first round. Griffin's final dunk triggered wild applause as he jumped over the car perfectly and converted on his first attempt while the Crenshaw Select Choir sang "I Believe I Can Fly" at midcourt.
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February 18, 2011
Who will be 2nd? Ira Winderman Sun Sentinel Well, that's an easy one. After all there are only four choices: Blake Griffin, What's His Name, The Other Guy and That Fourth Guy They Just Added. Or, if we're being honest: Nobody. The Slam Dunk Championship has been the Sham Dunk Championship for years, a tired competition where Nate Robinson gets retries until he actually reaches the rim. Even at his caped best, Dwight Howard was forced to throw the ball through the rim when he came up a few inches short.
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January 28, 2011
Griffin yes, Love no K.C. Johnson Chicago Tribune With apologies to his relentless rebounding, Kevin Love should schedule some travel for All-Star weekend and sit back and enjoy the Blake Griffin show. Dirk Nowitzki is a lock reserve. So is Pau Gasol, unless Commissioner David Stern moves him to center to replace the injured Yao Ming. Tim Duncan even could garner a sentimental pick from coaches. Even if Duncan doesn't, you can have only so many forwards, and Griffin has been more impressive — and made more of an impact — than Love.
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By Mark Heisler, Tribune Newspapers | March 13, 2011
Catching up with Blake Griffin … That's just it. You can't catch up with him, or no one has yet. No one saw him coming until he broke out as an Oklahoma sophomore. Even as runaway No. 1 pick in the 2009 draft, no one thought he'd be this good this soon. In the biggest surprise of all, he may just be warming up. Before Blake, phenoms didn't come out of nowhere, they were preceded by marching bands, or jet escorts. LeBron James was on the cover of Sports Illustrated and ESPN the Magazine in high school.
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By Michael Lee, The Washington Post | November 8, 2012
Shirtless, John Wall crouched and dribbled a basketball above his head with his right hand and another low to the ground with his left hand. Unable to keep the routine together as he reached half-court, Wall grunted as he lost control, started over, and tried the exercise once again. With Washington Wizards assistant coach Ryan Saunders looking on, Wall has concluded nearly every practice with ballhandling drills, something he had never done before a stress injury to his left knee produced his longest absence from playing the game he loves dearly.
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By David Teel and David Teel,Newport News Daily Press | March 30, 2009
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Blake Griffin had just made the play of the game, and perhaps this NCAA tournament, an extraterrestrial - he reached into the heavens - one-handed dunk of Austin Johnson's lob pass. But Ty Lawson countered in less than eight seconds, slicing through the defense for a score. That second-half sequence was Sunday's NCAA South Regional final in a capsule: the brilliance of Oklahoma's Griffin against the precision of North Carolina's Tar Heels. One-against-five is rarely a fair fight, and it certainly wasn't here on Beale Street as North Carolina advanced to its second consecutive Final Four with a workmanlike 72-60 victory.
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By From Sun news services | November 29, 2008
Blake Griffin had 18 points, including the go-ahead free throws in overtime, and matched a career high with 21 rebounds to help No. 11 Oklahoma rally past No. 10 Purdue, 87-82, yesterday in the championship game of the National Invitation Tournament Season Tip-Off in New York. Willie Warren added a career-high 22 points and Taylor Griffin had 19 for the Sooners (6-0), who are off to their best start since winning their first 10 games in 2003. E'Twaun Moore scored 22 points to lead Purdue (5-1)
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