Blake Griffin tries to slow it down

Clipper, who knows one gear, scores 14 points on seven dunks in Rookie Challenge

Updated: February 19, 2011, 2:47 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Blake Griffin was supposed to take it easy. If this were a baseball game, he was supposed to take a few steps out of the dugout, turn around, tip his cap to the fans, sit back down and take the rest of the night off.

That's essentially what the Rookie Challenge was supposed to represent on Griffin's whirlwind three-events-in-three-days itinerary during his first NBA All-Star Weekend.

The problem is, Griffin doesn't have a middle gear. He doesn't have a "relax, it's just ...

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