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Blake Griffin throws down two windmill alley-oops from Chris Paul (Video)

Blake-Griffin-windmillThe Los Angeles Clippers blew out the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night, and Lob City was out in full force. At one point in the second quarter, Blake Griffin threw down windmill dunks on alley-oops from Chris Paul on back-to-back possessions.

Griffin’s two monster slams gave the Clippers a 41-point lead with just under five minutes remaining in the first half. LA had 69 points by halftime and ended up winning 123-78, which was the largest margin of victory in the NBA this season.

And Griffin tries to tell us that Lob City doesn’t exist anymore? My eyes can’t fool me.

Karl Malone wants Blake Griffin to go crazy on next person who cheap shots him

Blake GriffinAs we have chronicled many times here at LBS, Blake Griffin often gets into it with opposing players. Why? Many of them are physically overpowered by him, so their answer is to cheap shot him. Griffin rarely retaliates, but he’s often ridiculed for “flopping.” Charles Barkley and Shaq said on “Inside the NBA” Thursday that Griffin needs to stand up for himself, and Karl Malone said the same thing on Friday.

The Mailman was a color commentator for ESPN’s telecast of the Utah Jazz-Golden State Warriors game on Friday night and talked about how much he likes Griffin. He then explained what advice he would offer the Clippers forward.

“I would love to spend some time with Blake Griffin,” Malone said. “I love that kid. First thing I’d do [is say], ‘Blake, the next time one guy cheap shots you, just lose your mind. I would pay your fine. Lose your mind, run roughshod … if a coach grab you, throw him too and say ‘I’m sorry coach.’

“I love the way this kid plays. I don’t like the cheap shots that people take at him,” Malone said.

Just a few weeks ago, Griffin was taken down by Samuel Dalembert during a game. In the playoffs last year, Zach Randolph tried to choke Griffin. Malone didn’t let anyone push him around on the court, so he’d like to do the same.

Malone is also an old school player and shared one thing about today’s game that bothers him.

“I’ll tell you what I can do without … I’ve never seen so much body armor on. Leave that for our military. They need it. All these leg armor and sleeves … my goodness gracious. I’m old school.”

Despite the complaint about all the armor, the Mailman said that there are a bunch of players in the game today whom he likes and respects.

As for the advice Malone, Shaq and Barkley have for Blake, he just better be careful about what kind of retaliation he pulls; he could end up suspended, not just fined if he follows their advice.

Samuel Dalembert, Blake Griffin get in minor skirmish (Video)

Poor Blake Griffin. The guy is always getting pushed around.

During the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Clippers-Dallas Mavericks game, Griffin was taken down to the ground by a combination of Dirk Nowitzki and Samuel Dalembert while fighting for position under the basket. Dirk seemed to push him from behind, while Dalembert also pulled him down. It was a tag-team effort.

The Clippers were down 125-112 at the time of the foul, but Darren Collison’s 3-point shot went in to make it a 10-point game. Griffin got a free throw and made it, and the Clippers were awarded the ball and made a bucket to turn it into a 7-point game. All in all, it was a 6-point sequence for the Clips.

And was Blake bothered by it? The guy had a big smile on his face:

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DeAndre Jordan has hilarious reaction after Blake Griffin rates his dunk a 7.5 (Video)

Blake Griffin had a monster dunk in the LA Clippers’ win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night, but teammate DeAndre Jordan also threw one down on an alley-oop that was pretty awesome.

After the game, Prime Ticket decided to show replays of the dunks and have each teammate rate the other’s. The hilarity came when Griffin rated Jordan’s beautiful dunk a 7.5, leading Jordan to give Blake an “are you crazy?” look.

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Griffin was obviously kidding around, because he couldn’t even cover up the huge smile on his face. As for Blake’s monster dunk over Kris Humphries, Jordan rated it a 10.

That look is just priceless:

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Blake Griffin dunks on Kris Humphries (Video)

Blake Griffin dunks are already crowd pleasers, but it’s even better when it’s over Kris Humphries.

In the third quarter of Wednesday’s Los Angeles Clippers-Boston Celtics game, Griffin threw down one of his trademark huge dunks on Humphries. It was all power.

Griffin got the ball at the elbow, took one step, and then skied high to throw down on the helpless Hump.

It’s even more enjoyable on loop in GIF form:

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Blake Griffin shows off ridiculous handles (Video)

Blake GriffinFor all of those who thought Blake Griffin was nothing but a dunker, we present this video, which looks like it came out of an And-1 mixtape.

During the second quarter of the Los Angeles Clippers-Denver Nuggets game on Saturday, Griffin got a steal and then worked his way down the court with an assortment of insane dribbling moves. He went behind-the-back, between-the-legs and even mixed in a spin move. The only thing that could stop him was a foul.

Griffin obviously is one of the most powerful players in the NBA, but he showed he also has some finesse to his game. Either that, or he pulled a “Space Jam” and sneaked into Chris Paul’s body for the night or something.

That was really impressive. Who knew he had that much skill? Shaq must be jealous.

Video via @cjzero

Blake Griffin: Lob City doesn’t exist anymore

Donald-Sterling-Chris-Paul-Blake-GriffinBlake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers have wanted nothing to do with the “Lob City” nickname for quite some time. Last year, Griffin called the phrase “unfortunate” and said it has nothing to do with the way the team thinks about games. He reiterated that stance earlier this week.

“Lob City doesn’t exist anymore. Lob City is done,” Griffin told ESPN’s Shelley Smith. “We’re moving on and we’re going to find our identity during training camp and that will be our new city. No more Lob City.”

Griffin has seemed embarrassed about the whole Lob City thing since the second it went viral. The phrase was coined when a video of Blake getting all excited about the Chris Paul trade surfaced, and it almost seems like he regrets that he was caught on camera. Griffin also realizes you can’t just make it disappear.

“People will still wear T-shirts,” he said. “I can’t really go to people’s houses and take their T-shirts and cut them up. But we [will] have a new identity as a team and that’s going to be what we work out during training camp. We’ll take about two or three weeks and really come up with something good.”

It better be really good, because folks love Lob City. CP3 has thrown some incredible alley-oops to Griffin, and it’s only natural now for fans to yell out “Lob City!” when that happens. The nickname is probably here to stay whether the players like it or not.