Dispelling Major Myths About Blake Griffin Heading into the 2012-13 NBA Season

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Dispelling Major Myths About Blake Griffin Heading into the 2012-13 NBA Season
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Blake Griffin has become one of the most misunderstood players in the NBA over the course of his very short career.

In just three years, Griffin has been a top pick in the NBA draft out of Oklahoma, sat out a season, been named Rookie of the Year, won over basketball fans for his YouTube-worthy highlights and then become one of the most hated superstars in the league. 

That's an impressive list of achievements for a player with only two seasons under his belt, and it leaves the arc of his career impossible to truly predict. 

His flopping, entitled attitude and limitations have made the once endearing dunk machine into a player who constantly draws criticism. As a result, a number of myths about his game have developed. 

But are they all myths? 

To find out, I've narrowed down the opinions about Blake's game to five main myths. I'll go through each of them in detail then give my own verdict at the end, revealing whether the prevailing opinion is a myth or a fact. 

If you disagree, feel free to start some debates in the comment section. Before clicking on, though, I must urge you to free your mind and challenge yourself to think differently than you may be accustomed to thinking. 

As sports fans, we often fall into the dangerous trap of groupthink. An opinion can propagate just through sheer volume. If enough people say it, then it must be true. Right? 

Don't be afraid to challenge conventions. The traditional opinion is not always the correct one, and the majority opinion falls into the same category. 

Now that I'm done with my soapbox, let's move on to the topic at hand: the misunderstood Staples Center resident. 

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