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Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

Posted on: January 31, 2012 12:08 am
Edited on: January 31, 2012 2:24 am
 
Posted by Ben Golliver and Royce Young

Los Angeles Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin threw down the dunk of the 2011-2012 season by going up and over Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins during a game at the Staples Center on Monday night. The dunk was reminiscent of his famous dunk from last season, when he went up and over then New York Knicks center Timofey Mozgov.

Miami Heat All-Star forward LeBron James immediately tweeted: "Dunk of the Year!! Blake Griffin just dunked on Kendrick Perkins so hard!! Wow!! I guess I'm #2 now. Move over #6." James is referring to his dunk on Sunday night when he jumped completely over Chicago Bulls guard John Lucas III to complete an alley-oop from All-Star guard Dwyane Wade.

Griffin won the 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest when he jumped over a Kia and caught an alley-oop from then teammate Baron Davis.

Here's the in-game video feed from the Thunder broadcast of Blake Griffin's dunk over Kendrick Perkins.



Here's the slow motion replay with two angles of Griffin posterizing Perkins from the Clippers broadcast.



Here's the in-game full-speed video from the Clippers broadcast via YouTube user TalkHoops.



Here's one final multi-angle remix from the Clippers broadcast.



Now, just for fun, here's a mash-up with Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki's hilarious color commentary from last week's alley-oop from Jason Terry to Brandan Wright on top of the Griffin dunk.
 
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MiddleFinger
Since: Aug 18, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2012 5:27 pm
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Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2012 5:08 pm
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

No question on it being a dunk.  Look at Griffin's body language, there was no doubt in his mind what he was attempting to do.  (No it wasn't a going to be a finger roll.)  This is an amazing dunk as Perkins is trying to keep him from dunking and he STILL rams it home.  Most Impressive. 



Since: Apr 6, 2009
Posted on: February 1, 2012 3:13 pm
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

That was more like a slam down on Perkins. They should use that in a snickers commercial because i'm sure he didn't feel like himself after that beat down. Maybe he should look for the hole that Saddam Hussein was in to hide for a bit. One of the few things that could have been worse would have to be Nate Robinson jumping over his head and slamming it down. It looks like life after Boston sucks bigtime. It's time to hang up the sneakers and look for another line of work.



Since: Jun 2, 2009
Posted on: February 1, 2012 3:02 pm
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

That wasn't a dunk it was a throw down!  



Since: Jun 4, 2008
Posted on: February 1, 2012 1:50 pm
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

I guess I'm partial to an earlier era when the backboards were made of glass. Daryl Dawkins had some tremendous dunks which shattered the glass! He did it on more than one occasion. People on this thread are arguing if it was a dunk, well when Chocolate Thunder dunked the ball and the backboard shattered there was no argument!


TDAISON
Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: February 1, 2012 1:05 pm
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Since: Mar 16, 2008
Posted on: February 1, 2012 12:59 pm
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

This dunk was definitely the best dunk of the year. Probably the best dunk in the last 10 years. However, dunk of the last 100 years I think not. The best dunk I have ever seen was Michael Jordan over Patrick Ewing I think in 1993. Not only was it a hard awesome dunk. It was against Patrick Ewing! One of the best big men in history. Nothing against Kendrick Perkins but Patrick Ewing outclasses you ten fold. I youtubed Michael Jordan Top 10 dunks and I think at least 3 of them beat that Blake Griffen dunk. Way to go Blake though your's and Lebron's dunks this week were pretty sick.



Since: Oct 11, 2007
Posted on: February 1, 2012 12:41 pm
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

He clearly touched the rim, IT WAS A DUNK!  You don't have to swing on the rim for it to be a "dunk."  The Mozgov victimization may not have technically been a "dunk," but who cares?  You have to jump higher to throw it throuth the rim than you would have to jump to dunk it.  The throw-in "dunks" Griffin does are even more impressive than what some would define as a "dunk."  Call it what you will, but there is no denying what he did is ridiculous.  Top 3 dunk of all-time to me (I've been a rabid NBA fan for 20 years) just behind Vince Carter over the 7 footer in the Olympics and Tom Chambers over Mark Jackson.  All 3 were amazing facials.



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: February 1, 2012 11:59 am
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

Plus, on further review, what's the big deal about the defender? He covered up and bailed out to the side! ROFLMAO It's not like there was any defense AT ALL on the play (and when is there ever really any defense in the NBA anyway?!?! LOL



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: February 1, 2012 11:54 am
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

Nope, it wasn't even a dunk. The ball left his hand inches from the cylinder. And guess what, even if it HAD been a dunk, I've seen tomahawk dunks before. Many times. For decades. Some guys around here need to get some towels out and dry those ears off. LOL


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