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Kevin Durant calls monster Griffin dunk “a layup”

Feb 1, 2012, 6:11 PM EDT

Kevin Durant was not very talkative after his Thunder squad got their heads handed to them by the Clippers Monday night. Not surprisingly. The entire Thunder team was frustrated.

After the game a reporter asked Durant if he got a good look at that Blake Griffin’s monster dunk over Kendrick Perkins. He responded, “I don’t care about that dunk.” And he was done talking about it.

But he was talking about it again Wednesday, and still was dismissive of the play that wowed everyone else. From the twitter of Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman:

“It was a layup, I think. He threw the ball in and got fouled and made a free throw. So it’s three points at the end of the day… “If it wasn’t against us, maybe I would have said it was a good play.”

Durant is still frustrated. The guy does not like to lose. Besides him, there are a lot of people out there trying to argue because Griffin didn’t touch the rim it wasn’t a dunk. Which is ridiculous.

After the game Kendrick Perkins called it a dunk. He was closest. If he says it was a dunk, it was a dunk. No matter what Durant says.

  1. cakemixa - Feb 1, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    Who really cares so much about a single dunk? Honestly. You act like this changed the world or something.

  2. bearsstillsuck - Feb 1, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    A lot of his dunks are overrated.

  3. nvr4gt12 - Feb 1, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    The dunk last year was worse. He threw it in the basket. At least this time his finger hit the rim. The rim didn’t move. What happened to dunks that actually moved the rim down?

  4. edweird0 - Feb 1, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    Someone sounds a little sour lol

  5. edweird0 - Feb 1, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    I still say LeBron’s dunk the night before was way better, Heat bias aside. C’mon, he JUMPED over someone. Doesn’t that mean anything these days?

    • Justin - Feb 1, 2012 at 6:54 PM

      But Griffin jumped through someone lol. Yeah I liked James better myself.

  6. nvr4gt12 - Feb 1, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    Lol I just hate how the media picks one person and rides their jock.

  7. tomtravis76 - Feb 1, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    It is impressive athletically, but a dunk? I think Blake and the media should just call them “throwdowns”. He is jumping with his arm extended well above the rim and throwing the ball through the rim,not dunking it through the basket.

  8. charlutes - Feb 1, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    Who cares if its technically a dunk or not? We saw it, we know exactly what happened, and we are making a story about what to call what we saw? Does no one watch basketball? This has happened before. I really don’t get why anyone cares if its technically a dunk.

  9. Justin - Feb 1, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    Ok the dunk was massive but do you have to put the video on every post? Combine this with Sports Center and I swear to god I have seen the dunk more than the sunset.

  10. isujames - Feb 1, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    no it wasn’t a layup, if it was it was a powerful layup unlike any i have ever seen.Sounds like durant is bitter maybe even a little envious of the attention griffin gets after his dunks.

  11. tipstopten - Feb 1, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    A player from the U of T will never give credit for good play to a Sooner.

    Jim T

  12. tipstopten - Feb 1, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    Barf(burnt) Orange does not appreciate Crimson Red
    JT

  13. bebopa - Feb 1, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    i agree with Durant, just a hard layup

  14. t16rich - Feb 1, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    Thats no lay up Kevin. That’s a throwdown.

  15. therealhtj - Feb 1, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    Not a dunk. Great play. Mozgov wasn’t a dunk either. D12 in the Superman Cape wasn’t a dunk. Call it what it is. Superhuman athleticism.

  16. diablito0402 - Feb 1, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    Well, if it wasnt a dunk, its gotta be the greatest “lay up” in the history of ghe game,, agree.!!

  17. thetruth702 - Feb 1, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    Be serious. How can you justify his hand not touching the rim to be a dunk. Last years ‘dunk’ was thriwn in from 2 or 3 feet away. Not tgat great.

  18. thetruth702 - Feb 1, 2012 at 8:17 PM

    Look up a real dunk. Jarvis Basnight. First real posterization.

  19. allball23 - Feb 1, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    Blake went up got hit by perkins then went up higher and proceeded to dunk on perkins. He made perkins the new poster child. You dont see dunks like that everday. Durant Waaa Waaa

  20. 420hippy - Feb 1, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    give him credit..

  21. cosanostra71 - Feb 1, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    honestly, who cares? It was a very impressive athletic feat. Semantics aside, it was an extremely high percentage shot, and that’s the name of the game, right?

  22. glink123 - Feb 1, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    If he was 5’6″ I’d be impressed. But for someone nearly 7 feet tall, with a 4 foot vertical jump, I’m not impressed that he can throw a ball into a hole only 10 feet off the ground.

    • borderline1988 - Feb 1, 2012 at 11:40 PM

      I think you’re slightly exaggerating on both accounts…Griffin isn’t 7 feet tall and I certainly doubt he has a 48 inch vertical.
      Your point makes no sense though…the impressive thing is his vertical jump…It’s like saying “Usain Bolt’s sub-9.5 second 10 meter time doesn’t impress me b/c he has long legs and can move his feet very quickly. A fat 5 footer who can run – now that impresses me”

      • redbullenergydrink - Feb 2, 2012 at 12:12 AM

        Borderline, LOL. Nice analogy.

  23. redbullenergydrink - Feb 2, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    At the end of the day, Durant > Griffin.

  24. isujames - Feb 2, 2012 at 12:25 AM

    can you do it???

  25. ss3walkman - Feb 2, 2012 at 12:52 AM

    If that was a lay up what the heck was Dwight’s superman dunk and why did he win the dunk contest?

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