A common theme among many NBA fans is "Blake Griffin is sooo overrated".
Because of all his media exposure—the endless commercials, highlight reel dunks, etc.— and his knack for getting into scraps with opponents, there isn't a whole lot of love for Griffin around the league and people like to knock his game.
But Griffin has lived up to his billing as a star this season.
He's one of four players averaging 20 points and 10 rebounds a game, is eighth in the NBA in defensive win shares, per Basketball Reference, and he makes two or three jaw-dropping plays every night (and I'm not even counting his dunks here) that no other power forward in the league can make.
Griffin is steadily improving his all-around skills as well.
According to NBA.com, Griffin is shooting 43.9 percent from 20-24 feet this season (better than Kevin Durant), up from the 34.2 percent he shot from the same range in 2013.
His free-throw shooting has gone from 52.1 percent in 2012 to 66.0 percent last year to 71.4 percent so far in 2014.
And for those who think he doesn't have a post game, Griffin's 0.99 points per possession on post-ups rank 16th in the entire league, per My Synergy Sports' public database.