Blake Griffin was sterling in his NBA debut, if you consider the “Summer League” a legitimate platform to constitute a debut, nonetheless, Blake Griffin has arrived! Hold your horses people, in regards to Blake Griffin, I’m not getting off the Bustville train yet, he can drop 81 in Summer League and I won’t budge … OK, well … if he does that, I’ll stand next to the exit, how’s ’bout that? People may say,” 27 & 11 isn’t good enough for you?” Adam Morrison had 20 & 8 for the Lakers. Adam Morrison.
This seems to happen every year, a player makes a splash in essentially what is practice but labeled “Summer League”, and everyone is ready to anoint them the next coming. I fell trap to this a couple years ago, when the Rocky Balboa look alike Marco Belinelli resembled Kobe Bryant during the summer session of his rookie campaign. Don’t get me wrong, Bells can play, and if given a chance (minutes), he’ll showcase some of that grade A talent, but he’ll never mimic what he did a few summers ago. The main reason is the talent in competition. It’s a no-brainer. I shouldn’t and won’t go in to detail about it. Just know this, good players look great amongst sorry players.
When Blake is putting up those numbers against the likes of a Kevin Garnett, a Tim Duncan, and the numerous abundant of talent at the power forward position, then come and talk to me. I look forward to not hearing from you soon.