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"These guys are a lot alike. Believe me, it’s difficult to imagine a better leaper than Griffin, but Gordon is pretty special. Sitting courtside last Monday, the volume of Gordon’s dunks was astounding to me. It was loud. During the game, some people tweeted at me that Griffin is “just an athlete” or “doesn’t have much skill.” Hello! Playing hard is absolutely a skill. In fact, it’s a skill that doesn’t receive enough attention. Combine how hard he plays with his athleticism, and you’ve got something special. If I’m Gordon and my career winds up resembling Griffin, I’m pretty excited, to say the least. Griffin made huge strides following his freshman season at Oklahoma under Jeff Capel. Though a high school All-American, he did enter college with lower expectations than Gordon will arrive with. (Griffin was ranked No. 18 in the Class of 2007.)"