It’s being called the Dunk of the Year by no less than LeBron James, who threw down his own contender on Monday night.
This one comes courtesy of Blake Griffin, who is compiling quite the little career highlight film. In the third quarter of the Los Angeles Clippers’ 112-110 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder, Griffin — there’s no other way to say this — Mozgoved Kendrick Perkins.
Perhaps this will replace Tebowing...which isn’t a good thing for Timofey Mozgov, who, as a member of the New York Knicks, was the previous victim of Griffin’s most-hightlight-worthy dunk.
“Almost a Mozgov,” Clippers broadcaster Ralph Lawler said. “It’s better than a Mozgov!” his broadcast partner, Michael Smith, contended. ”I didn’t think it was possible to top him.”
The dunk on Perkins wasn’t the full Mozgov, Griffin said, because his “fingers hit the rim.” (Watch them here and compare.) DeAndre Jordan was “shocked” and he plays on Griffin’s team. “I didn’t know what to do, so I just grabbed him. I hit him kind of hard. I’m going to go home and watch it again. It’s probably going to be the screensaver on my phone.”
It set Twitter on fire, that’s for sure.
The dunk rocked Kevin Durant’s world. He wasn’t terribly interested in checking out the highlight. “No, I don’t care about that,” he said.
And invaded Larry Fitzgerald’s football world:
Just how sickly good was Griffin’s dunk? Is it his best (no fair including the Kia dunk — that wasn’t against competition)? And ... any chance his dunks can make people forget this Bulls player, who was pretty good with the highlight dunks himself?
The Post Sports Live crew also debated Griffin’s dunk.
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