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December 13, 2010, 02:51 AM
Is Blake Griffin the next big Superstar to rise to the top of the NBA?
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December 13, 2010  09:12 AM ET

Certainly looks like it at the moment. Making these decisions at the end of one season is dangerous though, much less at under half of one season. If he stays healthy though I think it appears likely.

December 13, 2010  11:19 AM ET

He is the next Superstar...just playing on a lousy team...

December 13, 2010  12:27 PM ET

I'm going with, Hell Yeah. Freakish athlete. I still don't know why the Clippers are so horrible. They have a very good SG and Davis is a pretty good PG. I know they are missing Kaman, but does he really make that big of a difference?

December 13, 2010  01:59 PM ET

Everyone said the same thing about Elton Brand.

December 13, 2010  02:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Everyone said the same thing about Elton Brand.

Don't go piss in everyone's coffee you grinch. Obviously it is a snap judgement, but right now it looks good.

December 13, 2010  07:37 PM ET

elton brand never had this kind of athletism

December 14, 2010  01:06 PM ET

How bout Blake Griffin will be a mega superstar, but others will achieve that level in between now and whenever he reaches it? There are a few very, very good players that are close to completing the next step to being legit star players. I think Derron Williams didn't count before this season, but will get his just due by the end of this season if he's not getting it now. I think Russell Westbrook is very close, but kind of still in Kevin Durant's shadow. And if you think those guys already count as stars, how about Monta Ellis? I think Blake Griffin is still a little bit further away from star status compared to these guys.

It's kind of subjective what it means to be a superstar at the top of the NBA.

December 14, 2010  01:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

How bout Blake Griffin will be a mega superstar, but others will achieve that level in between now and whenever he reaches it? There are a few very, very good players that are close to completing the next step to being legit star players. I think Derron Williams didn't count before this season, but will get his just due by the end of this season if he's not getting it now. I think Russell Westbrook is very close, but kind of still in Kevin Durant's shadow. And if you think those guys already count as stars, how about Monta Ellis? I think Blake Griffin is still a little bit further away from star status compared to these guys. It's kind of subjective what it means to be a superstar at the top of the NBA.

I think he is already at the superstar status. He's averaging 20 pts and 12 rebs. With 18 double doubles in 25 games. And 5 of the 7 games he had 8 or 9 rebs. The guy is an absolute monster and probably on of the top 5 PFs in the league along with Duncan, Dirk, Kevin Love and IMO Josh Smith. I mean he has scored double figures in every game of his career so far.

December 15, 2010  10:38 AM ET

It remains to be seen. He is a human highlight reel, sure, but the fact of the matter is that a player who is "a megastar" can transcend a poor team and turn them into at least partial-winners. He is a rookie, however I don't see him as being a megastar in terms of his mental abilities - he's not the brightest guy in the world. He is a fantastic athlete and the perfect fit to be the star of the supporting cast of a team led by a true leader.

December 21, 2010  05:56 PM ET

Durant is the next mega-star, then i'd go Griffin.

December 31, 2010  04:58 PM ET

Griffin is the real deal.He just needs to leave the dysfunctional clippers,especially that brain dead,low life sterling.

January 8, 2011  12:54 AM ET

beast!

July 14, 2012  03:08 PM ET

No

 
July 14, 2012  03:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I think he is already at the superstar status. He's averaging 20 pts and 12 rebs. With 18 double doubles in 25 games. And 5 of the 7 games he had 8 or 9 rebs. The guy is an absolute monster and probably on of the top 5 PFs in the league along with Duncan, Dirk, Kevin Love and IMO Josh Smith. I mean he has scored double figures in every game of his career so far.

How about free throws do they count for anything? Take away dunks and what does he have?

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