Blake Griffin broke out a nice tribute to Karl Malone during the first quarter of Monday’s Clippers-Suns game.
Griffin got a pass in the front court and went up for an uncontested dunk in transition. With nobody around, he put his left hand behind his head like the “Mailman.”
“Just a tribute to one of the best power forwards of all time,” Griffin said of the dunk during an interview with Prime Ticket after the game.
What inspired the tribute? Griffin didn’t say, but maybe it has to do with Malone being complimentary of the Clippers star recently.
While serving as a commentator for ESPN, Malone mentioned Griffin as the one guy he’d really like to spend time with and help. He also advised Griffin to go crazy on the next person who messes with him to discourage that kind of behavior. Griffin hasn’t exactly followed the advice, which is why he was involved in a fight with a guy like PJ Tucker later in the game. Maybe if Griffin hauled off on these guys, they wouldn’t mess with him.
Below is a look at Malone doing it: