Blake Griffin Makes The 180-Degree Karate Chop Block on Jerebko
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I’m not saying the Boston Celtics should honor the shimmy and retire the #8 jersey because Antoine Walker wore it but for some reason it bothers me seeing Jonas Jerebko wearing the jersey that Walker used to wear while attempting 10 3-pointers in a game.
Now that I got that out of the way, let’s talk about what Blake Griffin did to Jerebko on Sunday. No, he didn’t posterize him but he managed to pull off the block of the night, week and maybe month on him. What makes Blake’s 180 degree karate chop block on Jerebko so impressive, besides the fact that I’ve never seen a block like that before, is because Blake’s not much of a shot blocker. Despite being 6’10 with the ability to out jump most players in the league, the high-flyer barely averages more than half a block a game and his highest block average ever was .7 back in 2012 – even Antoine Walker had a season where he once averaged a block a game.