Blake Griffin Video: Grading Griffin's Sick Dunk Against the Nuggets

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Blake Griffin has had some ridiculous dunks in his brief NBA career, but his emphatic slam against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night was extraordinary.

Coming off of a beautiful behind-the-back pass from MVP candidate Chris Paul, Griffin's unbelievable athleticism was on full display when he slammed the ball through the hole from a step inside the free-throw line.

On a night where Timofey Mozgov was in the building, there is no question that the Denver big man had flashbacks to this epic slam that landed him on several posters, fatheads and computer screens around the globe.

Griffin seemingly hung in the air forever on this particular dunk. His impressive ability to keep his body balanced while he approached the basket while simultaneously protecting the ball is not something that many players of his size are capable of doing.

Soaring past Mozgov and right over rookie Kenneth Faried, Griffin's slam provided a much-needed injection of energy into the home crowd.

What can't this guy do?

But let's got onto the grading this play that will be appearing on several highlight reels as we recap the first half of the season and head into the All-Star break.

Knowing what Griffin is capable of doing and seeing what he's done on the court previously doesn't make this particular play any less special—this was a power dunk in every sense of the word.

It was an unbelievable thing to watch and it doesn't get any less impressive when seeing replays of it, but it's not one that left jaws gaping on the floor like some of those he has delivered previously.

Let's remember that we're grading on the Griffin scale, and that's a metric of judgement that doesn't apply to others around the league.

It would've been nice to see a two-handed finish and for Griffin to land on his feet, but it's still another item for the rapidly improving power forward to add to his already large collection of dunks.

Grade: A-

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