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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.
 
Comments

Since: Feb 7, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 5:09 pm
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

why is this interesting? are they gonna raise the rim one day or what? not manly. boring.



Since: Dec 7, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:57 pm
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

Big deal on this dunk.  Blake gave perkins the left arm shimmy to get him out of the way.  Honestly this is one reason to not watch the NBA.  In any college game that would be offensive foul.  He absoultly mauled the defender who just went straight up.



Since: Nov 13, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:01 pm
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

Day-by-day, the Clippers are becoming the new swag of the NBA.  Blake Griffin, CP3, C. Billups and company are giving fans alike a reason to watch Clippers basketball.  Poor Kendrick Perkins.  He'll have to live with that play for the rest of his career.  



Since: Nov 4, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 3:48 pm
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

If you read the other stories, Perkins said he fouled Griffin, not that Griffin fouled him.  I'll take him at his word.



Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 3:44 pm
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

"I'm sorry, but this "dunk" doesn't do anything for me."
"Not a LeBron fan at all.  But more needs made of him jumping over a player to complete the alley-oop yesterday.  That was way better."
So, may I ask, why do you think Lebron tweeted that Blake's was the superior.  I'll take the opinion of an NBA player over a bedroom player any day!
Have you (all negative ones) noticed the difference in the size of the 'victims'.  Perkins is far larger and by far more of a physical 'barrier'.  Take on a less that six footer or someone built a bit like a brick wall...which is more 'worthy'.  Again, I'll take the opinion of an NBA STAR! 



Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 3:40 pm
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

To the thoughtful one who stated that Blake's hang-time wasn't worthy in comparison to #6 (Miami)...then why did Lebron tweet that Blake's was the superior throw down/dunk?
I take the opinion of one who plays NBA rather than bedroom basketball! 



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 3:37 pm
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

Big Deal! This is such media driven garbage. BTW, JaVale McGee really won the slam dunk contest lest year. Too bad McGee doesnt get jocked by the media.




Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 3:37 pm
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

Griffin's off hand was on Perkins' shoulder; rewatch (in slow mo if you have to).
Passing judgement with glaucomic eyeballs and see what you get!
Read the rule book (NBA) and you'll read that the offensive player has the RIGHT to his "SPACE".
THAT includes exactly the actions of Blake's off hand; it is a literal example of the rule regarding a players "space"! 



Since: Jan 31, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 3:08 pm
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

If that is the best Dunk of the year, people should start wacthing Hockey....



Since: Aug 1, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 2:41 pm
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

WHY ? Why wasn't there an offensive foul for using his hands to push off on Perkins' face ?


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