As the summer wears on, with training camps and preseason play still off in (what feels like) the distant future, we turn our attention to the past. Join us as we while away a few late-summer moments recalling some of the most scintillating slams of yesteryear, the most thunderous throwdowns ever to sear themselves into our memories. This is Dunk History.
Today, Eric Freeman revisits Blake Griffin's legendary full-body ruination of Timofey Mozgov from early in the 2010-11 season.
Blake Griffin became the NBA's most fearsome in-game dunker almost as soon as he officially started his career. After missing all of 2009-10 with a broken left kneecap, Griffin suited up for the Los Angeles Clippers in late October 2010 not just healthy, but possessed of elite athleticism and an attacking instinct that seemed to outstrip any projections and expectations that followed him out of the University of Oklahoma.
Griffin arrived as a readymade highlight machine, a player so talented and primed to dunkRead More »from Dunk History: Blake Griffin defines 'Mozgov,' picks up Stoudemire's mantle