Blake Griffin named NBA Rookie of the Year

Slam dunk

Blake Griffin receiving this award was just as inevitable as Derrick Rose being named the MVP. All that was really left was the prerequisite ceremony. Griffin is the first unanimous Rookie of the Year since David Robinson during the 1989-90 season garnering all 118 first place votes for 590 points.

This is not surprising since Griffin, the Los Angeles Clippers’ power forward, averaged 22.5 points, 12.1 rebounds, 3.8 assists (the only player in the league to average these numbers), shot 50.6 percent from the floor, and averaged 8.5 free throw attempts per game. He also had 63 double-doubles on the season. The numbers are remarkable but pale in comparison to his high-flying acrobatics and thunderous dunks. He was the slam dunk champion, after all.

Rounding out those who also received votes were John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Landry Fields, Gary Neal, and Greg Monroe.

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