On January 30th, Blake Griffin executed one of the most electrifying dunks of the season. He absolutely posterized Kendrick Perkins and, while doing so, showed off his high vertical leap and his incredible hangtime. Is this the best dunk of the year so far?
WARNING: Be prepared. You will be amazed.
One night before Blake Griffin’s dunk, LeBron James executed an amazing dunk of his own. So far, this is really the sole competition to Blake Griffin’s dunk for “Dunk of the Year.” LeBron James shows off an even more impressive vertical leap by literally jumping over John Lucas of the Chicago Bulls. The dunk was also off of an alley-oop pass, which is always fun to watch. Is this dunk better than Blake Griffin’s?
I personally believe that LeBron’s dunk was technically more difficult than Blake’s. However, Blake Griffin’s dunk was so menacing that, for me, this was the dunk of the year. The first time I saw the dunk, I was in complete and utter shock. I had to watch it over and over again to really comprehend how incredible this dunk was. Chris Mullin claimed that this was the best dunk EVER. However, I don’t agree with this at all though. Does he not remember Vince Carter’s dunk in the 2000 Olympics over Frederic Weis of France?! That dunks was absolutely insane and definitely one of the best dunks of all-time.
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One of my favorite dunks has got to be Baron Davis’ dunk on Andrei Kirilenko during the 2007 playoffs. As a Warriors fan, this was the ultimate statement of “We Believe.” Although the Warriors lost that series to the Jazz, they were able to make a statement that the underdogs can prevail. Baron Davis electrified Oracle Arena with this dunk and it will go down as one of the best dunks in Warriors history.
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What are some of your all-time favorite dunks?