Blake Griffin Posterizes Kendrick Perkins for the Dunk of the Year (Video)

What constitutes a dunk? When I first saw this video I was insanely impressed, but I was wondering if it qualifies as a dunk since Blake Griffin didn’t even touch the rim. According to Webster’s dictionary, it does: “A shot in which a player near the basket jumps with the ball and attempts to thrust it through the basket with one hand or both hands held above the rim.” Check and check.

Since we already knew Griffin was capable of throwing down dunks like this one and this one, he has to really work hard to make our jaws drop.  His dunk on Kendrick Perkins Monday night did exactly that.  How did he make the ball go in the hoop there? It pains me to even say that Perkins got posterized, because there was absolutely nothing more he could have done.  Perhaps Blake was trying to make up for that missed alley-oop from a couple weeks ago?  Between LeBron literally jumping over someone and now this, it has been a good few days for monster jams.

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  • http://twitter.com/jeffintennessee jeffintennessee

    FYI: His fingers do touch the rim

  • Anonymous

    Just gonna say that…. Except for the fact that the whole premise of your article is 100% wrong, his hand clearly touches the rim without needing to play back or go slo-mo.  Only thing he didn’t do was hang off it like many of them do… but crystal clear that it’s a dunk.

  • Anonymous

    This was was nice, but only perhaps a 6 or 7 out of 10

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ON2Q3PFLNA6D7X45KFWMIQOTVY Eric Z

    Not a dunk. And neither was Dwight Howard’s in the dunk contest.