What can you say about this picture above? I’m totally sure that I’m not the only one here thinks that this NBA All Star Player Blake Griffin of Los Angeles Cliffers really has big resemblance to Hanamichi Sakuragi of Slam dunk anime/manga series. Especially to those people who’s both a big fan of NBA and Slam Dunk series like me, I’m sure they will think that this two guys really has big similarity. I don’t know but every time I watch Blake Griffin play he always remind me of Sakuragi, not just because they have the same hairstyle or same body build but also because of their style and way of playing are so much alike. If you do not know, Blake Griffin just like Sakuragi both also has an insane athletic ability that you will rarely see to anyone even in NBA. They are both a high flyer in terms of jumping ability and a monster dunker who just attacks the glass with reckless abandon. I can say that Blake Griffin is also one of the top 5 rebounders in NBA today just like Hanamichi who’s also a beast in terms of rebounding.
Actually if you watch Blake Griffin play you’ll realize that he’s not really that good in dribbling and doesn’t really has some smooth killer moves compare to Kobe and Lebron, but what he does to really standout among others is his pure power, strengths, athleticism and great determination during the game just like Hanamichi Sakuragi does in the series. Trust me if you’ll see Blake Griffin play you’ll think that he’s a monster especially when he flies and dunk.
Maybe the only difference of this two is that, Hanamichi Sakuragi is totally a born idiot! who always brag around to anyone even during the game and always looking for a fight ( LOL! no one can survive his headbutt ) compare to Blake Griffin which I believe a really humble person.
Anyway here’s one of Blake Griffin’s Highlight Dunk, Hope you’ll like it!