Ian Thomsen of Sports Illustrated details Shaquille O'Neal's estimate of Blake Griffin: "My (10 year old) son is starting to play now, and I don't like to let him watch players that are really, really fancy. Of course, I'll let him watch Kobe, LeBron, T-Mac (Tracy McGrady). But I show him Blake Griffin and I say, 'Shareef, this is the dude you should watch and pattern your game after."
"We didn't come out ready to play. They jumped on us; they had a lot more energy than we did. They got points off of turnovers, which is what they thrive on." --Blake Griffin