Remembering The Hickson’s block of Blake on JJ’s birthday

JJ Hickson is 24-years old today. In light of it being his birthday, we wanted to take a brief look back at arguably his best play as a member of the Cavaliers. He turned in some big performances during an up-and-down season under Byron Scott, before being dealt for Omri Casspi, but this game might have been his best.

It was moments like this that left Cavs fans wanting more from the young power forward from NC State.

After being bought out by the Sacramento Kings this past season, JJ finished the year strong in Portland as a member of the Traiblazers. Strong enough to re-sign in Rip City for a one-year deal.

This season will be big for JJ. He needs to do what he once did against Blake Griffin to as many people as possible, as many times as he can. He still has that same upside these days, The Hickson’s just not getting any younger.  

Brendan Bowers

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I am the founding editor of I am also a content strategist and social media manager with Electronic Merchant Systems in Cleveland. My work has been published in SLAM Magazine, KICKS Magazine, The Locker Room Magazine,,, and elsewhere. I've also written a lot of articles that have been published here.