Sorry, folks, but the more you go Lady Gaga every time Blake Griffin dunks, the more you are hurting his game.
Please, stop immortalizing him on YouTube and Sportscenter!
Big deal…Blake hangs in the air like some Cirque du Soleil performer to dunk over Kendrick Perkins. Blake doesn’t even do it cleanly; if you look closely, he nips part of the front rim before throwing it down. You can’t even say “Nothing but net” on that dunk.
Wake me when Blake Griffin hits a clutch mid-range buzz beater over two defenders. Wake me when Blake Griffin develops reliable post moves like The Mailman. Wake me when Blake Griffin becomes a rebounding machine like Dennis Rodman (or even Kevin Love, for that matter.)
Heck, on the current Clipper team, he’s probably your third or fourth option (behind Chris Paul, Chauncey Billups, and maybe even Caron Butler) in crunch time.
It made my stomach turn when ESPN posted the message “Blake Griffin’s dunk–greatest dunk ever?”
Or when LeBron tweets about it.
Mind you, I live in SoCal, and I loved the Clippers more than the Lakers even last season. But even Adam Morrison has won more career games (and championships) than Blake Griffin.
How is that for a reality check?!?!
Even Blake Griffin is smart enough to admit: which would he rather have, ESPN’s “greatest dunk ever” accolade with his 2011 Dunk Contest title?
Or Kendrick Perkins’ 2008 Championship ring with the Celtics?
Go home tonight and polish your championship ring, Kendrick. At least until the end of this season, you got that over Blake Griffin. Even though he got that last dunk over you.