Posted May 4, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Blake Griffin gets Rookie of the Year!

Clippers Blake Griffin ‘Show’ will receive the NBA Rookie of the Year award today! The team announced a conference yesterday for a presentation of a major NBA Award. Griffin, 6’10”, didn’t just dunk, he averaged 22.5 points, 12.1 boards, and 3.8 assists per game. He is the first rookie to be an NBA All-Star since Yao Ming in 2003. He also won the Sprite Slam Dunk contest on a prolific dunk while jumping over a car. Watch the his best dunks video below!

“If someone doesn’t vote for Blake, they haven’t watched a lot of basketball,” Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro said before the team’s season finale against the Memphis Grizzlies on April 13.

@SportsBata Did you know? Blake Griffin became only the fourth player to be selected to R.O.Y. after not playing the year he/they were drafted. Check out the chart and read the quote, courtesy espn:

Season Player Drafted
2010-11 Blake Griffin 2009
1989-90 David Robinson 1987
1979-80 Larry Bird 1978
1963-64 Jerry Lucas 1962