Blake Griffin has thrown down some pretty monstrous dunks in his short NBA career. There were these two amazing jams against the Knicks last year including permanently putting Timofey Mozgov on a poster. There was this steal and reverse dunk against the Pistons. There was this 360 in the Slam Dunk contest and he even dunked over a car. There were over 200 more from his rookie campaign and many more this year with the advent of Lob City.
Blake Griffin may have thousands of dunks by the time his career is over, but none will be better than his dunk in tonight's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. In fact, I dare say this is not just Blake Griffin's greatest dunk, but the greatest dunk in NBA history. Is that being a prisoner of the moment? Of course! Blake Griffin goes 1 v 1 with one of the best and most intimidating defenders in the game, Kendrick Perkins. Griffin meets Perkins at the rim and then uses his body as a launching pad to lift into the stratosphere before throwing the ball through the net with enough force to momentarily throw the planet off its rotational axis. Normal human beings aren't supposed to do this!
Here's Clippers announcers Ralph Lawler and Mike Smith with the call...
I think Valentine is too condescending on the air, but if you think he's capable of saving the Red Sox, read this.
Murray Chass has written about baseball for over 50 years and was the lead baseball write for the New York Times for many years.