You're right I forgot what a defensive wizard Griffin was
We all know Melo isn't.....
Blake is a better man/team defender, an excellent rebounder and passer for a player who plays a front court position, more athletic and better in transition, better in the paint, excellent finisher around the basket, doesn't dominate the basketball, sets better screens, better off ball, better efficiency, better in the pick and roll etc etc
The only thing that makes Melo better than most players(those who favor Melo) has to do with scoring, his ability to put the ball in the basket which he isn't even that efficient doing.
To laugh at Blake being better or really when looking at the rankings objectively(equal to Melo) is what's laughable.