The Rise of Blake Griffin

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The Rise of Blake Griffin
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Ever since he first laced up his kicks in Norman, Oklahoma, Blake Griffin has been one of basketball's most captivating talents. 

A 6'10'' forward who ran the floor like a gazelle, Griffin's never-before-seen combination of size, speed and athleticism vaulted him into the national spotlight as he evolved from a compelling freshman into a coveted franchise-changing prospect during his sophomore year with the Sooners. 

After being selected No. 1 overall by the Los Angeles Clippers, Griffin put the weight of the franchise on his shoulders and began to churn out unprecedented numbers as a rookie. 

Since shattering expectations during his first year as a member of the Association, Griffin has been showered with accolades that have helped solidify his status as one of the game's premier power forwards. 

With so many notable achievements already under his belt, we're here to break down Griffin's emergence from college stud to NBA superstar, his jaw-dropping in-game dunks as well as the development of his game over his first four pro seasons. 

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