Blake Griffin dunk is a tribute to Karl Malone (video)


Blake Griffin dunks over Miles Plumlee on Monday night. (Richard Mackson / USA Today)

The best moment in Blake Griffin’s 37-point performance on 14-of-16 shooting Monday night?

It came when he threw down a dunk, naturally. But this one was a tribute to the Mailman, Karl Malone.


(Courtesy Eye on Basketball)

Griffin, who has said that he looks up to Malone, made the move in the Los Angeles Clippers’ 112-105 victory over the Phoenix Suns, a game in which he had 29 points in the first half.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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