"On the other hand, no one thought Griffin, just a rookie, would come to dominate the highlight shows and become a viral sensation. He was the top pick of the 2009 NBA draft, as a sophomore out of Oklahoma, but then broke his kneecap in the last preseason game. Surgery cost him the entire season. Most young athletes take years to recover from these kinds of setbacks..."
h/t Communications director and radio color analyst for Oklahoma men's basketball, Mike Houck @mhouckOU