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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: Nov 15, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 2:25 pm
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

I'm sorry, but this "dunk" doesn't do anything for me.  It reminds me of the dunks that we used to do on the mini that hung from the door in my brother's bedroom.  If you dunked it too hard, you'd take the hoop down.  So instead you had to throw it in from a distance.  Therefore, I'm more inclined to call it a "throw-down".  Its a great display of tremendous athleticism, though (as someone already pointed out) Griffin buys a little bit of hang time by pushing off of Perkins.  I need more "jam" and less "throw" in my dunks.  It was a great cut, and a very good basketball play.  

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. 



Since: Jan 31, 2012
Posted on: January 31, 2012 2:23 pm
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

Blake Griffin is a very talented player and indeed does have the jumps.  However there are several other players like Wade, LeBron, and numerous other players that have the same jumps but do not choose th climb the backs of others to accomplish his showboat dunks!



Since: Aug 8, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 2:17 pm
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

I like Griffith , but come on, BIG DEAL...its a dunk and not that spectacular of one..geez.....



Since: Jun 17, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 1:31 pm
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

I saw it 22 times in four minutes on the 4 letter network and that was all in ten minutes of tv time for me today.  Starks on Pippen was better all day
Starks on Pippen????? Really? The only person who might agree with you is Starks, unless he is too busy bagging groceries. It was nice but if you are honest with yourself and put your ESPN hatred aside, you have to see the light. This dunk has few peers. But if you want a Bulls-Knicks comparison, then how about Pippen on Charles Smith? Now that was a DUNK!



Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 1:31 pm
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

Said the obviously emotional hater...


I think you need to look up the word "irrelevant".&n
bsp; 



Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 1:29 pm
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

Said the obviously emotional hater...


I think you need to look up the word "irrelevant".  




Since: Sep 25, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 1:24 pm
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

Please someone tell me why this is a dunk. He doesnt dunk it, he throws it like a shot. Evidence is he almost broke his fingers last night because of this. No dunk and he fouled perkins. Read the rules you are not allowed to use other players as assistant to the basket. He is still a beast but I cant take this as a dunk. Just watch some old tape. Late 80s and all the 90's the dunks were way more ferocious. The new generation of nba fans flock to this kid. Plain and simple this was another bullshit dunk



Since: May 15, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2012 1:18 pm
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

C'mon, John Starks dunk on Pippen was not THIS good. When watching this dunk, the only thing a logical person could think is that Blake Griffin is the only player on the planet who could do this. This one was sick
Starks over Pippen was okay, but the best dunk EVER was Jordan over Ewing on the baseline.  MJ's chest was in Ewing's face and his elbow was over the rim.  Here it is, you be the judge........



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 1:12 pm
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

Hating would imply I have an emotional stake.

I don't.  The NBA, its thugs, and what passes for highlights are irrelevant. 

Said the obviously emotional hater...



Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 12:37 pm
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

C'mon, John Starks dunk on Pippen was not THIS good.  When watching this dunk, the only thing a logical person could think is that Blake Griffin is the only player on the planet who could do this.  This one was sick


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