If you haven't heard the name "Blake Griffin" by now, you probably haven't been following the 2010-11 season. Add Griffin to the list of players who have become a household name in their rookie season (in a good way, not the Greg Oden way). Unlike the Trailblazers woeful experiences, the one year post-injury wait the Clippers endured was well worth it.
Griffin may become the first rookie to average 20-plus points and 12-plus rebounds since Shaquille O'Neal did it in 1992-93 (Kareem Abdul-Jabaar is also included in this very short list). Add to the resume a franchise record 26 straight double-doubles and being the third player ever to post a 20/10 line for 14 consecutive games (O'Neal 18, Malone 17, Malone 16, O'Neal+Griffin 14). You can go ahead and assume he will make another run at this record in the near future.
Griffin is a shoo-in for Rookie of the Year even with the impressive season (and dancing) John Wall has put on display. Griffin already producing some of the best highlight footage in NBA history. He is also a virtual shoo-in for Slam Dunk Champion, joining a mediocre lineup with Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka, Milwaukee's Brandon Jennings (props to Young Money for participating amidst recent left foot surgery) and Washington's JaVale McGee.
It is like everybody knows Griffin is going to come out on top but nobody cares. His presence alone has made the slam dunk competition relevant once again. Griffin's in-game dunks are already worthy of the contest; the potential for what he can do with nobody guarding him seems almost limitless.
Griffin has re-ignited a franchise while having the entire NBA world wondering what YouTube treasure he will churn out next (you know you're good when “the Human Highlight Film” is referencing himself as a comparison).