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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: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 11:12 am
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

nice elavation and such.. but not a dunk he basically throws the ball into the basket. not a dunk. similar to the dunk dwight howard had in the slam dunk contest. very nice athleticism but not a dunk.. sorry



Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2012 11:09 am
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

As impressive as this is, it is NOT A DUNK.



Since: Apr 24, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 10:58 am
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

This on is better: 



Since: Oct 25, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 10:54 am
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

Maybe I'm just old school, but compared to C Web, KG, Vince Carter or Jordans dunks Im not that impressed. This is not a shot against him (he does have a skill), there is just a lack of exciting dunkers in the league right now.
Say Wha????  The league is FULL of dunkers... too many in my estimation.  I'm not a fan of all this crap, but Griffin is light years ahead of the people you mentioned.  He could make Vince Carter, in his prime, look average. 

Rose/James/Griffin alone set the standard...  and don't forget about Kobe as well.



Since: Sep 27, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 10:52 am
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

We've all seen guys dunk on or over big men.  I don't think I've ever seen anyone get mobbed like this, by a guy Kendrick Perkins' size and still get the dunk off.  Sick.  Definitely poster worthy. 



Since: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2012 10:50 am
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

Just watched the 'Nique highlites.  Thx for the memories Peckman!
Awesome stuff! 



Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 10:38 am
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

What's up with all the nitpicking about whether or not his fingers touched the rim. It doesn't matter when you're throwing the ball down at almost a 90 degree angle. Personally, I always like the "dunks" where the dunker chooses not to grab the rim and just throws it through the hoop. I guarantee it's more difficult.



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 10:36 am
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

Thanks for the memories, double pump throw down with some violence. Great post



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 10:35 am
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

Thanks for the memories, double pump throw down with some violence. Great post



Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 10:23 am
 

Blake Griffin dunks on Kendrick Perkins video

Maybe one of the most violent dunks ever, but I still think Lebron's was better than this.  Griffin was short of the rim when he let go of the ball so not even sure it qualifies as a dunk.


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