The fourth quarter of the Clippers-Suns game Wednesday became a dunking clinic for Blake Griffin. The Clippers All-Star forward threw down a monstrous jam off a pick and roll pass from Chris Paul and just buried Channing Frye late in the game. It wasn’t as powerful as Blake’s dunk on Kendrick Perkins, but it was easily one of the better dunks in his career. Griffin finished with 27 and 14 in the 103-86 win.Google+
Blake Griffin has put together several monster dunks during his short NBA career, and this is easily one of my favorites. Griffin, who once infamously tea-bagged Timofey Mozgov when the latter was with the Knicks, nearly repeated history Wednesday. Blake dunked over (or around) three Nuggets players in the third quarter of the Clippers’ 103-95 win. Griffin had 27 and 12, but those two were easily the most impressive. I honestly liked it as much as the Kendrick Perkins dunk.Google+
This is Cal State San Bernardino forward Kwame Alexander. As you can see in the video, Kwame can jump high and Kwame can jump far. When Kwame jumps high and far, he looks like Superman flying towards the basket.
That incredible posterization seen above took place Friday against Cal State Stanislaus and is one of the best dunks we’ve seen this year. Even LeBron and Blake Griffin would have to be impressed (though LeBron better not tweet about it lest he feel the wrath of Kendrick Perkins).Google+
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.Google+
We’ve featured plenty of monster dunks over the years here at LBS, but we’ve had very few where a player actually jumped over someone during a game.
Sure we’ve seen it happen during dunk contests, but how often does it happen during an actual game? Not often. That’s why we have to feature this first quarter dunk from LeBron James where he literally jumped over John Lucas Sunday. I don’t care how short Lucas is (he’s listed at 5’11″), that’s an incredible in-game feat for anyone.Google+
Griffin, the NBA’s favorite dunker, hammered one home on Kris Humphries, the NBA’s least favorite player. It really doesn’t get any better than that.
As Ball Don’t Lie says, this is definitely the internet’s favorite dunk.Google+
The Heat beat the Bobcats in Charlotte 96-95 thanks to Dwyane Wade’s go-ahead jumper off the glass. It might not have come down to that bucket had a LeBron James dunk off Gerald Henderson’s head counted. James threw down a vicious jam, but the ball bounced off Henderson’s head and the refs missed that it went through the hoop, so they didn’t count it. Here is the video via Ben Golliver at Eye on Basketball: