Article on Blake Griffin's Work Ethic

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Clippersfan86
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http://www.dailynews.com/sports/2014032 ... work-ethic

clipperboy24
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Great article. Thx for posting

Clippersfan86
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Any time brother Smile.

FreaKeyy
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I love articles like this. Great post. I really love Blake's work ethic. He works really hard man.Probably why he didn't look too impressed when they told him about CP getting some shots up after the GSW game because Blake probably does that everytime.

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this is nothing new to us. did you guys see the video of him workout at the sand dunes?

very proud of BG32. Very Happy

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Seems that as of late there are many positive things coming out about Blake. People that have been blinded by their own ignorance regarding him,just spewing out garbage. But now that they have actually taken time to see him play,they finally get what we have all known for a while. Great to see people finally see him for what he is, our superstar.

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Its his work ethic that has gotten him to where he is this year.. Only a blind homer no thinks that all he can do is dunk..

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They have 5 videos comprising Blake's top 100 dunks on NBA. com right now! Just watched the top 20.......................................Smile

Wgreen
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But everyone in the NBA works hard. Every player has to be in tip top shape just to play. How does this teach one about work ethic? And if you work too hard, you can over train and get hurt. It's about smart, efficient work.

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The point of the article is that Blake works harder than most. That's why he's just behind LeBron and Durant in the MVP race these days.

You might want to bring up your theory on "overtraining" on one of your warriors forums, since a whole bunch of their players have missed many more games than Blake over the last few seasons.

FightOnRon
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Unless your name is/was Baron Davis.

namzug
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Yeah they all have to work hard guys, really guy. Coming from a closet Kobe fan that is crazy talk. I'm sure Luke Walton and Kobe worked just about the same. Why would you post anything on this thread? Does it bother you that your stars don't work as hard As our Superstars?

Agent0
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I wouldn't agree that everyone works hard, there's actually a good list of players who don't do much in the off-season and use training camp to get back in shape and rhythm. I don't consider that a hard working player.

There are a lot of really hard working players, then there are ones who work hard, ones who are average in work ethic and then players who do the bare minimum.

They might have worked hard to get to the NBA or get their first contract, or whatever it is, but there are guys who try me just coast on natural talent, and some are talented enough to survive on it.

namzug
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I was being sarcastic Agent0, but I figure you were talking to others on here. You always hear about players coming in out of shape, and not up to par. I don't get where some people come up with their hate.

"It's natural to do as much as it takes to get where you want to be, but the question is where do you want to be?" - me.

If all they want to do is belong then they will work as hard as it takes to belong, but if they want to be the best then that will take a different workload.

JQuick32
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The resident troll does have a point here. Most players work hard. They just don't feel a desperate need to call attention to themselves for it like Kobrick does.

BTW, troll, how's it feel knowing that the top two five-man units in the league belong to the Clippers, not your "best starting five in the league"?

ClipperPostman
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Every one works hard in the NBA? Dude stephen Jackson was on the radio

saying he doesn't even workout or play basketball in the off-season.

Charles Barkley said the biggest misconception is that NBA guys are

in the gym working their ass off. He said in reality guys come to shoot

around for about 2 hours and go home.

calipublicist
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I think the majority of guys work hard. Keeping your body in good condition helps to avoid injuries. Injuries can prevent a player from getting paid.

Agent0
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No, I wasn't responding to you, just didn't quote anyone, but I was responding mainly to some of the earlier posts.

Yea, I don't know how we can think everyone works out when there are guys who are constantly coming in out of shape with no injury issues causing it. When there are guys who admittedly don't work out in summer, and when players have mentioned young players who just didn't "get it" in terms of what working hard means.

Everyone goes and shoots around, but there's a difference between shooting around and doing the type of workouts a guy like Blake, Redick, and yes, even Kobe though he likes to popularize it too much, guys like Lebron, Durant, Ray Allen, Gilbert Arenas who was an over-worker, Rose, Paul, Duncan, etc, etc.

There are many guys who are at the upper echelon of hard work, but yea, it certainly isn't everyone. Some guys have enough natural ability to get by and just go on that. Some guys work and they think they are working hard until they see what another guy is dong and they realize they are only working just enough, not actually "hard" in comparison to the best.

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I think Blake is becoming what Zach Randolph is/was. I think he gets under players skins. And he is physical - more than he gets credit for. That Is why he is involved in so many "fights" because people are frustrated

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