Blake The Great: A Look at Blake Griffin's Top 10 Dunks This Season
Ladies and gentlemen, the NBA all star weekend is upon us and one of the most talked about subjects is Blake Griffin's and his decision to enter the slam dunk competition. He's dominated in some of the most famous arena's in basketball. From Madison Square Garden to the Staples Center, Blake Griffin and his slam downs are sights to be seen. Ranked number one amongst other talented players like John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and Landry Fields after sitting out last season with a knee injury, Griffin looks to be a dominating force in this year's Rookies v. Sophomore's game. Since he arrived on the scene in October, Blake Griffin has revived the Los Angeles Clippers with his electric plays; here's a look at the top ten dunks thus far.
10. Just Getting Started
Although he's a big man, Griffin has some speed to him. Watch as he gets the ball to the post and with a quick move past Nenard Kristic as he slams it in.
9. Air Blake
Against the Pistons, Blake Griffin got the ball with the fast break. The rest was history, although it is a 360 degree dunk, it developed a little slow but still deserves recognition.
8. Classic, but Great
Going back to when the slam dunk first came on the scene. Griffin is left all alone to get the ball in the hoop however he wants against the Miami Heat. This time, he decides to give a sneak peek to the slam dunk competition by doing the classic windmill dunk.
7. Put the Team on My Back
Against the Hornets, Blake not only gets the block but hustle's down court to make a great play. If you're wondering what the the title is about it, check out this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1P0yfq2wDvU.
6. Blake Griffin Vs. The New York Knicks Part 1
Off of a fast break, Griffin goes 1 on 1 against Danilo Gallinari. And of course, Blake won the battle with an elusive spin move followed by the hammer as Gallinari tries to find the ball, but fails.
5. Half-Court Hammer
To execute a great alley-oop several things have to go right. First the lane has to be there, then pass has to be accurate. Next, whoever is finishing the play must be able to actually get up get the ball in the hoop. In this video, all of the above was executed perfectly and to take a step further, Baron Davis chose to toss it up to Griffin from half-court.
4. Caution: Rookies At Work
Chemistry is a great advantage when attempting alley-oops. In this alley-oop from January started by rookie guard Eric Bledsoe to Griffin, the two look like they've been playing together for years. Bledsoe just throws it back and Griffin finishes the play to give his team a thirteen point lead.
3. Opening Day Slam
In his first regular season game, Blake Griffin made quite an entrance against the Portland Trailblazers. What a beautiful way to get his first points in the regular season and start off his compilation of 130 plus dunks in this beautiful one hand jam.
2. Sit Down Kyle Korver
In this alley-oop, Griffin not only denies Kyle Korver of a block but he executes it so well that ESPN's Bill Simmons begin to crazy in the crowd, making him look like a little girl who has just seen Justin Bieber.
1. Blake Griffin Vs. New York Knicks Part 2
Not even Bill Simmons jumping around like a little girl can top this one. In the first Clippers, Knicks matchup in Los Angeles, Blake Griffin embarrasses Timofey a face full as Blake throws it down while thrusting Mozgov's face into his crotch and gets the foul.