The Cripples… err I mean Clippers Curse Strikes Again! Blake Griffin Out 6 Weeks

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The Clippers injury curse strikes again... #1 Draft Pick Blake Griffin is out 6 weeks with fractured knee cap.

The Cripples… err I mean Clippers Curse strikes again!

The number 1 overall draft pick & Clipper Blake Griffin has gone down with a fractured patella (knee cap) and will be out of the lineup for six weeks.  He injured his knee during Friday’s preseason game.  It’s unfortunate that most Clipper and NBA fans won’t get to see Griffin until some time in late December.

Griffin means a lot of things to a franchise that hasn’t had much to cheer for in a very, very long time.  It finallygriffin-blake seemed like the Clippers were going to have a decent team heading into the 2009-2010 NBA season opener.

Blake Griffin is definitely a beast, as you can see from the highlights he’s accumulated during the preseason.  He’s a throw back player who isn’t afraid to mix it up in the inside and outside.  I believe that he’s something of a mix between a young Karl Malone (the strength, inside presence and body type) with a lot of Kevin Garnett (great defense and a lot of heart).  Once he recovers he’s definitely going to be a force to be reckoned with.  A once pre-season favorite for rookie of the year will now have to work 2-3 times harder to earn that award because of his injury and the late start to the season.  Good news is – Griffin isn’t afraid of hard work.  I definitely still have him as my favorite to win that award.  Let’s hope that once we see him on the court it will be an early Christmas present to us all.

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