Blake Griffin Dunk on Kendrick Perkins: You Be the Judge
After being sidelined with a leg injury as a rookie, Blake Griffin has returned with a vengeance and taken it out on the opposition and NBA rims. His earth-shattering dunks have shown a rare combination of Dominique Wilkins's power, Vince Carter's bounce and Shawn Kemp's finesse.
He has made many posters out of many of today's NBA's players, and I'm sure he has plenty more in store
As in all sports, there is always an athlete who defies the norm and showcases an ability that is matched by few, if any. Griffin is the NBA's representative on that list.
Let's take a look at five of Blake's best dunks. Enjoy the flight!
They are in no particular order. You be the judge.
Up Up and Away
Poor Kendrick Perkins had no choice but to pay homage after being manhandled after trying to block one of Griffin's dunks.
The problem was, as Perkins elevated, he only went up to the first floor as Griffin continued to the third.
Perkins is known as one of the most solid and physical defenders in the league today. At 6'11" and 275 pounds, he is not known for being much of a leaper.
Perkins told reporters after the game: “It happens. At the end of the day, if you’re a shot blocker, you’re going to get dunked on. It was a great play that he made. Obviously I wish I wasn’t in it, but it was a great play that he made.”
The fact is, Mr. Perkins it happened to you!
From Russia with Love
As if the Knicks aren't in enough highlights, Griffin showed this rookie who really was the boss on this particular attempt. Timofey Mozgov made a futile attempt by standing upright without jumping. He'll know better next time.
A legitimate 7-footer now with the Denver Nuggets, Mozgov should have jumped with the hopes of fouling Griffin and sending him to the line. The Knick coaching staff came to his rescue after the game.
With a smile on his face, Coach Mike D'Antoni addressed the media, saying, "Don't say anything to him. Let us coach him. Just keep it quiet."
Then D'Antoni admitted: "He needed to jump. He'll learn to do just that. You better jump real quick or get out of the way. One or the other. You don't want to be on SportsCenter."
Marcit Gets Posterized
It doesn't matter that this play didn't count because it was downright sick. It's almost as if Griffin has springs in his legs. Marcin Gortat, the Suns center, never knew what hit him.
Since the dunk didn't count in the stats, there is no record of how Gortat felt after the game. Once again, another 7-footer was made the victim of one of Blake's best slams.
if you look closely, the referee might have gotten this wrong. Gortat appears to have his heel in the restricted area. Lucky for him, that was the case.
Heating Up in Miami
With point guard extraordinaire Chris Paul now on the scene, Blake Griffin will have plenty of chances to be fed by his new point guard. As the Miami Heat recently found out, Blake will be flying high over them for years to come.
As Mario Chalmer's recently found out, standing underneath the basket is not healthy for you if you don't want to be a poster on teenagers' walls.
I'm sure he will pay more attention next time.
The Gallo Experiment
Once again, the Knicks are part of the show. Griffin showed great agility in this monstrous attempt and make. Not only did he spin Danilo Gallinari around, but he hurt the rim in the process as Gallinari feebly attempted to block the attempt.
While you have to commend Gallo's effort getting back on defense, he just picked the wrong guy to challenge. It's funny, but it seems every Knick that Griffin has victimized has been traded away.
Hope that trend doesn't continue.