September 25th, 2000
“Wow! That is a cool dunk!” exclaimed a wide-eyed 11 year-old Blake Griffin, as he watched Vince Carter jump over Fred Weis. “Shut up and let’s go outside and play some one-on-one,” said his brother Taylor, turning off the television. “Or do you not want to lose again?”
“Hey I was watching that!”, he turned the television back on just in time to catch Vince Carter howling and flexing his muscles while celebrating with Kevin Garnett. Suddenly Blake felt stronger… empowered, somehow. He stayed sitting on the floor, staring at his own feet – he was sick and tired of losing to Taylor.
One day he will beat his big brother in one-on-one, one day…