The Mag: Blake Griffin is NEXT

The Clippers forward is ESPN The Magazine's next big thing in the NBA

Updated: December 29, 2010, 12:05 PM ET
By Ric Bucher | ESPN The Magazine

As far back as anyone can remember, Blake Griffin has seen the world through a set of crosshairs. Out-of-reach fire bells, high fences or anything that big brother Taylor could do -- it all represented something to be slapped, hurdled or topped. "I'd ask my parents, 'Do you think I can do that?' " Griffin recalls. "If they said, 'Yeah,' then I wouldn't do it. It had to be something someone thought I couldn't do."

Those somethings and someones are in ever shorter supply. ...

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