Michael Lee, the venerable Washington Wizards beat writer for the Washington Post, was in Los Angeles this weekend for the NBA Finals and caught a chance to observe Blake Griffin in a workout for the Los Angeles Clippers.
As you can tell by the lede for his blog post, Griffin’s body is a man-crush magnet.
My first thought when I saw Blake Griffin walk onto the court at the Los Angeles Clippers’ state-of-the-art training facility on Saturday was that if Hollywood producers decide to make another Incredible Hulk movie, they won’t have to use those cheesy, computer-generated monsters anymore. They can just put Griffin in green makeup.
The guy is ripped.
There’s a couple of things I’m not digging about this particular post. One, stop sweating Griffin like that. He beat up on my alma mater in the NCAA tournament, and the Wizards are likely going to draft a player with a physique of a person working at KFC instead of in the NBA. But as long as that player can shoot it, it’s all good.
Second, we’ve heard this kind of love for big men with muscles and hops before. Most recently with Greg Oden, and most notoriously with Kwame Brown. Griffin appears to be more of a lock than those two, but history isn’t overwhelmingly on his side as the number one pick.
And finally, Washington has a pretty decent big man without the bulk. You tell me, would you rather have the second coming of Shawn Kemp, or the second coming of Kevin Garnett?
Or at least, the second coming of Spike Lee.