Did Blake Griffin Pistons dunk?
A bit snarky, if you ask me. Griffin mentioned his 2018-19 season, where he dunked nearly 40 times and represented the Pistons in the NBA All-Star game. Blake doesn’t need to justify his effort or his career achievements. It’s a bit childish of Griffin to be so caught up in something like this.
Can Blake still dunk?
After that first dunk, accompanied by a guttural exclamation, a Griffin slam was no big deal. He may not have the same elevation he had in “Lob City” but the 32-year-old can still get up. As we noted later in the season, somewhat apologetically… Blake Griffin no longer dunks.
Can Blake Griffin jump?
To start the 2020-21 season, it seemed pretty obvious that Griffin was cooked. He shot more three-pointers than two-pointers (even though he was not that good at making threes) and was a defensive liability with his lack of quickness. It seemed the surgeries to his legs had robbed him of his incredible jumping ability.
How many times has Blake Griffin dunked?
In 26 games, he has totaled 23 dunks. With Brooklyn, 31.9% of his shots from within 2 feet have been dunks; this compares to a 5.9% Dunk Rate from close range with Detroit since November of 2019.
When was Blake Griffin’s last dunk?
December 12, 2019
People especially seem to have a real obsession with your dunk hiatus. [Griffin didn’t dunk from December 12, 2019 to March 21, 2021, a stretch in which he only played in 25 games. His dunk on March 21st was his first basket in a Nets jersey.]
What do you need to dunk?
To dunk, you’ll need to be jumping around 35 inches high, which would be considered impressive even in professional sports. In the NBA there are players who consistently produce 40+ inch running vertical jumps that enable them to perform spectacular dunks in games.
Who dunked on Kendrick Perkins?
Griffin made dunking an art and he never hesitated to show his talents at it. He starred in some great posters over the years but one of the most famous came when he jumped over Perkins to make a really good play.
Who dunked over a car?
Ten years ago, Griffin leaped over a Kia Optima to win the NBA dunk contest.
Is dunking painful?
Dunking is painful. There is a consequence for slamming one’s hands, wrists and forearms against the rim. Falling from the sky takes its toll on the knees, endangers the ankles. That’s not to mention the vulnerability of just being up so high.