By the way, that last dunk I posted wasn’t even the best Blake on Pau action going on last night. I can honestly say that I love this dunk way more than when Blake “Mozgov’d” Kendrick Perkins.
Last night against the Lakers, Blake Griffin had this amazing put-back dunk all over Pau Gasol. It was awful, but in a totally awesome way.
As the season progressed, the Clippers got very good and incredibly popular, as well as having a terrible head coach and owner, as well as terrible flops and faces of befuddlement on foul calls which has caused me to grow tired of the team. But that doesn’t mean that Blake isn’t an incredible athlete that I love to watch.
And sorry that I haven’t been posting, but I’ll be getting back to it!
Blake Griffin x Kia Optima x Funny or Die x Jeff Goldblum x Todd from Community
Want to watch a Kia Optima dunk over Blake Griffin for a couple laughs?
I have very limited photoshop abilities, but I had a lot of fun doing these. Sadly, I have nothing to do this Valentines Day, so I made a bunch of these NBA themed “cards” to post for my friends. Feel free to use ‘em if you fancy.
NBA All-Star Weekend:
Rookie-Sophomore Game Rising Stars Challenge
The NBA decided to shake things up a little for the Rook-Soph game on Friday Night of All Star Weekend and took a note from the NHL All-Star Game. Instead of putting the Rookies up against the Sophomores, they have two teams managed by Charles Barkley and Shaq and the players will be chosen Old-School Playground style.
Also today, NBA.com unveiled the list of first and second year players that will participate in this year’s game:
No Jeremy Lin? Just kidding.
No Jimmer? Again, just kidding.
Looking at the pool of players, the fact that each team will be a mix of rookies and sophomores makes this game a lot more appealing. With the old system, the rookies would get killed.
My biggest fear with this event is that Chuck and Shaq will be the ones choosing teams, but as long as I get sweet Ricky Rubio lobs to Blake Griffin or Paul George, I’ll be a happy NBA fan.
(photo via Getty Images on NBA.com)
The Slam Dunk is a beautiful thing. It shows how these NBA players are great athletes as well as acts as an exclamation point to some great plays. With that being said, I love that NBATV had this little section during their Fan Night on Tuesday.
Granted, there are a lot of NBA in game dunks that I would have liked to have seen in this collection. Some that come to mind are JR Smith over Gary Neal, Dwyane Wade on Kendrick Perkins (both last season), Shaq bringing down the rim, anything from Clyde Drexler, and Derrick Rose over Goran Dragic.
Of course, the 21 dunks in the video above are pretty spot on. A lot of my favorites come up, such as Baron Davis over Andre Kirilenko, Vince Carter on Alonzo Mourning, Jordan on Patrick Ewing (with that sweet baseline move) and Shawn Kemp on Alton Lister. It’s times like these when you can really appreciate the sport, and like Chris Webber said, “Thank God for basketball.”
Alright, enough talk. Just watch the package and bask in it’s greatness.
Something Special Happened These Past Two Days in the NBA World
It’s not too often that people begin talking about “Dunk of the Year” as early as January (especially in a shortened season)… but it’s even rarer for that supposed DOTY to be replaced within 24 hours.
Lebron’s dunk over John Lucas III on Sunday is one of those in which you had to double-take once it happened. First, you barely even noticed what happened since Dwyane Wade was handling the ball, looking for the alley. Once you see the replay, that’s when you got apeshit. It’s a glory to watch Lebron totally soar completely over Lucas in slow motion.
On the other hand, yesterday you had the living highlight reel in the reigning Slam Dunk Champion, Blake Griffin. To appreciate his dunk, you have to watch it in real time. That grunt, and the earth-shattering sound of the ball going through the hoop, added with his stone cold stare could send shivers down your spine.
These are reasons why I love twitter. After both of these dunks, NBA writers, analysts, bloggers, as well as enthusiasts and fans alike, kept posting youtube link after youtube link of some of the greatest dunks of all time in order to reminisce. You got Vince Carter’s unforgettable slam over France’s Frederic Weis, Carter’s crazy extension over Alonzo Mourning, Baron Davis over AK47, Shawn Kemp on Alton Lister, etc.
By the way, if you haven’t gotten a chance to see these dunks yet, please do yourself a favor and click on these links:
All I gotta say is this: basketball is a beautiful sport.
Wallpaper. - “Blake Griffinin”
The Hip-Hop group Wallpaper. adds onto this year’s LA Clippers hype with their new song “Blake Griffinin,” which I’m assuming means to flare your nostrils and widening your eyes while hiding your teeth. Oh, it means to ball so hard? I guess that makes more sense…
And to get technical here, the “I block shots all night, guy” line is a little inaccurate because last year Blake only averaged .5 blocks a game (and 0 so far this season), not that great for a big man.
Overall, if you’re a Wallpaper. fan, you’ll love this. Otherwise, well that’s up to you.
It was bound to happen: Tyga Releases “Rack City” Remix: “Lob City”
I remember calling that this would happen on Twitter not long after the trade happened, but I didn’t expect that Tyga would do it himself.
And this is where everyone starts getting tired of “Lob City.”
Raw Video: Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan React to the CP3 Trade.
You can tell that these two are best friends, and it’s great seeing them (especially Blake) excited to throw down some amazing alley-oops this season. Oh, and Caron Butler was there too.
And in the words of Blake:
“It’s going to be lob city!”
video via Fox Sports West