Directly after a night of passion displayed by LeBron James and the Miami Heat against former regular-season MVP Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls, people have another highlight to fall in love with.
LeBron James cleared the entire body of Chicago’s John Lucas on his way to the basket without assistance in elevation. He propelled himself from the key and grabbed the perfect pass from Dwyane Wade for a dunk to cap off an electrifying night. LeBron pushed himself to the top of the MVP race with his last few performances with and without Wade, but Blake Griffin, the dunkman of last year, had something to say about him snatching the dunk of the year title so soon.
Kendrick Perkins’ face said it all.
After promptly being put on a poster due to Griffin’s immense athleticism, Perkins’ face spoke volumes about his self-worth after he was so publicly embarrassed by the second-year Clippers’ star. It seems that players around the league and fans had slightly forgotten what Griffin was capable of.
But, being the “human highlight reel” he is, the former Oklahoma star was not going to allow the reason to escape our minds for much longer. The celebrity swell around this dunk is sort of like when everyone swarmed around Griffin’s dunk on Timofey Mozgov that was more than slightly similar to the one against OKC Thunder’s big man.
The only question that remains is which one is more impressive.
There are a few factors to take into account that will help you decide.