Enters the quiet leader
Blake Griffin is still one of the most electric players to watch in this league, but he does not get the same kind of attention as some of his peers.
Players and coaches refer to his work ethic, focusing on his long hours in the gym in preparing. Blake leads by example. He has and continues to work with Kevin Garnet honing his post game, always trying to improve. He seems to always give the most basketball correct answer and keeping frustrations in-house.
Leading by example and fulfilling media duties he understands the game. He wants to win and if he has ever seemed upset with the franchise, you could not tell. The respect is clear and even though Paul and his voice have left, Griffin is there and can be the central figure.
As the main face of the franchise, he will be looked at to answer more of the questions with Chris Paul now in Houston. Griffin is funny, likable, and although I can imagine the sarcasm. I can believe when it’s about business he is about business. Even though he missed time during the season to be ready for post season he did end up getting injured in the first round to another lower extremity.