Blake Griffin has taken the NBA by storm. His ferocious dunks have made the league forget about the No. 1 pick in the draft—Washington Wizards John Wall. With his popularity, Griffin has those in the media and fans all around thinking he is ready to take the crown from the King of L.A. Kobe Bryant.
Both Kobe Bryant and Blake Griffin play in the Staples Center, but that is where the similarities end.
One player is the leader of the most storied franchise in the NBA, with as many rings as he has fingers. The other is an up-and-coming power forward who is looking to lead his team back to respectability.
While Kobe has lost a step or two, he still owns L.A. and no matter how many times Griffin wows the Staple Center crowd, he won't be King of L.A. as long as Kobe is there.
When the Clippers are done with their season, the lights at the Staples Center will still be on, but Blake Griffin won't be playing, his dunks will be a distant memory as Kobe and the Lakers will still be playing for his third NBA Championship.