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Video: Which was better, Griffin’s Mozgov or Perkins dunk?

Jan 31, 2012, 11:53 AM EDT

They have similarities. Both came off a wing pick-and-roll where the defense went with the point guard. Both were over a tall man wearing blue.

But which was better, Blake Griffin‘s dunk over Timofey Mozgov last year or his throwdown over Kendrick Perkins Monday night?

I vote Perkins, because he tried to defend it. But you can’t go wrong either way.

By the way, to those of you saying this is not a dunk because Griffin threw the ball in the basket — you’re wrong. First, here is the dictonary definition of a dunk: “a shot in basketball made by jumping high into the air and throwing the ball down through the basket.” That is what Griffin did.

Second, Perkins himself called it a dunk after the game (and a “good play”). He had the best view of it. If he called it a dunk, that is good enough for me.

  1. ferhatiggy - Jan 31, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Over Mozgow was better,over Perkins is outstanding too.

  2. thestudiokida - Jan 31, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    Both glorious dunks but the Mozgov is better because of the gentle way he cups Mozgov’s head as if to say, “It’s okay big fella, everybody rides the snake eventually.”

  3. ihavenonickname - Jan 31, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    Mozgov’s was cleaner, sexier and better in slow mo. Perkin’s was nastier, higher, more animal and better in real time.

  4. crillbill - Jan 31, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    Blake Griffin is the NBA’s Tebow..

    • mytthor - Jan 31, 2012 at 1:37 PM

      Can you elaborate? What’s the similarity?

  5. davidtmp - Jan 31, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    Don’t know how Perkins had a good look at it, Griffin covered his eys so he couldn’t see what was coming.
    If he hadn’t gotten fouled and pushed back a little, it could have been real nasty.

  6. ihavecomplaints - Jan 31, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    Perkins dunk was better. He propped himself up on Mozgov and there was more daylight between his hand and the rim.

  7. goddamnsnacktime - Jan 31, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    Perkin’s one was bigger and more brawlic. But with the Mozgov one Blake kinda pushed Timofey’s face into his nut sack, so…extra points for that.

  8. bcubed2236 - Jan 31, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    Where do you start?

    Mozgov – smooth – point for Mozgov
    Perkins – nasty but exciting – point for Perkikns
    Mozgov – chest thump from Jordan – point for Mozgov
    Perkins – scream and a bear hug from Jordan – point for Perkins
    Mozgov – ref in the background calling the blocking foul basically saying you’re effed – 2 points for Mozgov
    Perkins – Blake catches the ball after the dunk – point for Perkins
    Perkins – watched it live – point for Perkins

    Ok. It’s officially a tie.

  9. tcclark - Jan 31, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    I really don’t like the “dunks” where they don’t touch the rim. I never liked the “Superman ‘dunk'” and these would be a lot better if he could’ve found a way to grab the rim. It just doesn’t look right throwing it in like that.

    • progress2011 - Feb 1, 2012 at 12:40 AM

      tcclark….I know you are probably another mad laker fan.

      But what makes it so impressive is that, most of us can name maybe only 5 other guys in the league , that can jump a foot above the rim, while being pushed/ fouled by another 6’10, 245 lb professional athlete and still manage to throw the ball down thru the rim, in a split second….just stand in awe and give the man his props and stop drinking so much hater-aid.

      • tcclark - Feb 1, 2012 at 11:10 AM

        I’m not a Lakers fan or a hater. I’m a Sixers fan and most of all a basketball fan. I think Blake’s dunks are pretty amazing. He might be the greatest in-game dunker of all time and he’s only played, what, a year and a half? I just think he’s had a lot better than these two. Yeah it’s pretty cool that he can jump a foot above the rim and throw it through the hoop, but it would’ve looked a lot better if he would’ve grabbed the rim…. just for style purposes.

  10. borderline1988 - Jan 31, 2012 at 11:29 PM

    Perkins dunk is better. Mozgov was clueless when it happened, it was like his first day of school.

    Perkins tried to foul him, is much stronger, and is a trash-talking tough guy. What’s even the question?

  11. chitownmatt - Feb 1, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    I don’t think those are “Slam-Dunks” at all.
    They are entirely deserving of their own unique moniker.

    “Blake Griffin throw down” or “Overhand hook-shot”

    When you can jump vertically from 2 feet outside the restricted arc, reach over your man, and throw the ball downward through the ring…..
    Well, that is something never before seen.

  12. chitownmatt - Feb 1, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    BTW, there are several valid definitions out there that contravene your argument.

    Wiki: A slam dunk is a type of basketball shot that is performed when a player jumps in the air and manually powers the ball downward through the basket with one or both hands over the rim — vb
    3. basketball to jump up and force (a ball) through a basket

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