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Blake Griffin does bad, bad thing to Kris Humphries (VIDEO)

Jan 9, 2014, 1:24 AM EDT


A couple of times a season Blake Griffin just puts some poor defender in a poster and there is nothing they can do about it. Boston’s Kris Humphries, come on down, you’re the next contestant on “Blake Griffin’s highlight reel.”

I feel for Humphries, he has enough embarrassing videos out there on the Web without Griffin adding to the mix.

If you’re going to comment “all Griffin can do is dunk” please don’t bother — we’ve told you before and shown you the numbers on how Griffin is a much more complete player than you realize. Also, again, the dunk is the most efficient, high percentage shot in basketball and if you are so athletically gifted you can get a handful of those a game then take them. That is a good shot.

Along those same lines, if you are going to comment that is not a dunk because he didn’t meet your technical definition of a dunk or didn’t touch the rim or some other nonsense, you really need to have a beer and just learn to enjoy the game. Don’t get so hung up on definitions. It’s a beautiful game, savor it, don’t try to tear down an entertaining play for reasons that speak to your issues.

  1. bkbell3 - Jan 9, 2014 at 1:45 AM

    if i played in the NBA and Griffin pulled that crap on me next time i would duck and undercut him and put him on his head and if he got up i would punch him in his face. Just like he did to mozgof he jumps into a guy and with his left arm he puts around a guy’s neck or shoulders or on his head and pushes down and climbs him. That should be and offensive foul and it’s crap that he gets away with that.

    • peterjohnjoseph - Jan 9, 2014 at 2:01 AM

      I’ve said it before, if you’re a well known player you have two advantages when driving to the basket.

      1. If you can jump high enough that your knees will be in the face area of your opponent, than you will be lauded for your posterizing dunk. You may also get a blocking foul to go with it, although this depends on just how awesome you are.

      2. If you’re known as being someone that dunks a lot, you can then begin to use your arm for extra leverage on big dunks. Make sure you really dig it in his shoulder for that extra height though- you want to get way up there. That way they can give you and ‘and-1″ for him being in your way, and for you being so awesome.

      If you suck, never dunk, or are a rookie taken outside the top 10- Offensive foul. Do not pass go, do not collect 100 dollars.

    • 1historian - Jan 9, 2014 at 8:38 AM

      “it’s crap that he gets away with that.”

      One day he won’t

      • fanofevilempire - Jan 9, 2014 at 11:00 AM

        I agree, Blake will get knocked out for this one day and let me say that I think LeBron
        has been doing a little pimpin too after his dunks, guys will start getting heated for this.
        and that is all I have to say about this!

    • kinglorious - Jan 9, 2014 at 11:03 AM

      I don’t get the hate. You’re a fan. You watch to be entertained. That dunk was entertaining. Just enjoy it man.

      • jimeejohnson - Jan 9, 2014 at 11:25 AM

        You don’t get the hate? You don’t come here much.

    • ranfan12 - Jan 9, 2014 at 12:03 PM

      Keyword: if

      Keep up the fight true keyboard warrior!

      • bkbell3 - Jan 11, 2014 at 9:11 AM

        ran,go run away, I voiced an opinion about what i believe is a dirty tactic and an offensive foul that never gets called while griffin does a lot of crying about getting fouled which i think he has some justification but does cry to much. Its not about being tough. i played in high school and college and i have cracked someone when it was needed. Again I said IF I was in the nba that’s what i would do knowing full well I’m not but you watch, someone is going to get fed-up and crack him so go run away little boy or voice an opinion about why you think its ok for him to do that you lame keyboard monitor.

    • apkyletexas - Jan 9, 2014 at 3:44 PM

      @bkbell3 – Jan 9, 2014 at 1:45 AM
      “if i played in the NBA and Griffin pulled that crap on me next time i would duck and undercut him and put him on his head and if he got up i would punch him in his face”


      See – This is what’s ruining America’s education system. Some terrible parent let this 10-year-old child post comments on an NBA blog at 1:45am on a school night.

  2. giantsninerswarriors - Jan 9, 2014 at 2:01 AM

    All Griffin can do is dunk.

    • 00maltliquor - Jan 9, 2014 at 4:14 AM

      …says anyone who only watches Sportscenter highlights and not actual games. smdh

    • aboogy123456 - Jan 9, 2014 at 9:10 AM

      He’s a good player, one of the best passers at the power forward position. But the issue is that people see plays like this and think he’s better than carmelo anthony, because they only look at box scores and watch sportscenter.

    • mogogo1 - Jan 9, 2014 at 10:42 AM

      Dude is averaging 22 pts and 10 boards per game. If those come on 11 dunks per game, the Clippers won’t really care.

    • ranfan12 - Jan 9, 2014 at 12:04 PM

      All you can do is talk

  3. brugis23 - Jan 9, 2014 at 2:09 AM

    This remind me of pau gasol, loving it!

  4. moseskkim - Jan 9, 2014 at 2:22 AM

    Awesome play!! Living highlight reel. U know its good when the opposing team creates the video replay lol. Much respect to csnne. And humps got humped

  5. jerdogthompson - Jan 9, 2014 at 2:29 AM


    I know I’ve criticized your blogs for a while now…..absent the fact I’m clearly a Clipper fan I would like to acknowledge the well written piece in as much you dismiss the nonsense surrounding Blake.

    Well played sir, well played.

  6. norcalkingsfan - Jan 9, 2014 at 2:51 AM

    I like how the authors here have grown so accustomed to getting lambasted in the comment section that they make sure to identify and address all main gripes their audience might have.

    • Kurt Helin - Jan 17, 2014 at 6:31 PM

      We just grow weary of telling you all how wrong you are 😉

  7. abchome - Jan 9, 2014 at 3:49 AM

    Mozgov will be very rich filing infrigements for being mozgov’d.

  8. thundercocck - Jan 9, 2014 at 3:54 AM

    Shawn Kemp 2.0. He better work on his post game. Once he gets old his athleticism won’t be there.

  9. 00maltliquor - Jan 9, 2014 at 4:12 AM

    Hump got baptized.

  10. antistratfordian - Jan 9, 2014 at 4:28 AM

    Nah, I’m not buying it. I’m done with these throw-in “dunks.” Back in my day, if you were trying to “dunk on” someone and you elevate and try to get to the rim, but can’t quite get there, and you’re relegated to having to throw the ball in from a distance – your “dunk on” mission failed. So if you don’t touch the rim on a dunk, not only will I dislike it aesthetically, but I won’t even consider it a dunk – it’s more of a super high speed baby hook (don’t care what the official rulebook says, the rulebook can KMA).

    So: 1/10.

    • 00maltliquor - Jan 9, 2014 at 4:41 AM

      You got a legit gripe there. But it was still amazing, nonetheless.

      But “super high speed baby hook”…………whaaaat??

      • antistratfordian - Jan 9, 2014 at 4:52 AM

        You know… a rapid jump hook assault from above? Never mind that part. But someone really should come up with a more accurate name for this abomination.

    • tomasekradek - Jan 9, 2014 at 7:20 AM

      i get you point, but for me it’s maybe even better when someone can get that high he can throw it in from distance. say what you want, this is one of seasons great momments

      • antistratfordian - Jan 9, 2014 at 12:13 PM

        No, it is neither “even better” or “one of the seasons great moments.”

        That would be like calling Dwight Howard’s superman cape dunk one of the best dunks in dunk contest history – it is in fact one of the worst for this very reason.

    • ranfan12 - Jan 9, 2014 at 8:00 PM

      But you know what the poster is going to look like? A ball going in the whoop, blake with a curled lip, and his nuts in Humphries face lol

      • antistratfordian - Jan 9, 2014 at 8:14 PM

        …and Griffin no where near the rim. Nice hook shot, Blake!

  11. sportfan2 - Jan 9, 2014 at 7:02 AM

    If he was just 6 foot or less it would be something special to see. Our…… if it was in NBA finals I might applaud.

    • ranfan12 - Jan 9, 2014 at 8:02 PM

      But the fans in the arena did you your applause, or lack thereof, is unneeded anyway

  12. tomasekradek - Jan 9, 2014 at 7:15 AM

    What? Without offensive foul (or just little one), Blake, now i’m impressed

  13. davidly - Jan 9, 2014 at 8:23 AM

    Lemme help y’all out (I got a degree in dunkology):
    There are two major categories of dunk: throwdowns and slamdunks (the latter formerly known in the ABA as a “stuff”).

    This particular video features what you call a throwdown, which, as stated above, is, in fact, a dunk.

    To be a dunk, one need only meet two criteria:
    1) the ball must be brought in-hand above the height of the rim
    2) the ball must leave the hand in a downward trajectory and go through the hoop within two-tenths of a second.

    Because of his wingspan, Kevin Durant is one of the league’s best–if not the best–at throwing down. Because of his elevation ability and explosive power, LeBron James is one of the league’s best–if not the best–at slam dunking.

    Some prefer one style over the other. Some protest, “You’d never let your doughnut drop into the coffee!” Indeed–you don’t pull the basketball back out from the way it came and take a bite, either.

  14. 1historian - Jan 9, 2014 at 8:32 AM

    Blake – sooner or later someone is going to get you back for your having humiliated him – maybe multiple times.

    Revenge is a dish best served cold. – you should remember that.

  15. 1historian - Jan 9, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    And one has to wonder – this happened in front of Doc Rivers, the former Boston coach. Wonder what he thinks of this punk.

    Prediction – the Celts will win #1 before the clips win #1.

    Bet on it.

    • 00maltliquor - Jan 9, 2014 at 1:06 PM

      Bet that!

  16. 1historian - Jan 9, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    correction – the Celts will win #18.


    • fanofevilempire - Jan 9, 2014 at 11:56 AM

      is Bird, McHale coming back?

  17. jjthesportsguy - Jan 9, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    Might be the most athletically gifted big man since a young Shaun Kemp. Is he anywhere as good? Not even close! If you want to impress people, you need to start playing defense. How many flashy dunks did you see from the Spurs or Heat in the finals last year? Very few, that flashy stuff just doesn’t get it done.

    • psousa1 - Jan 9, 2014 at 10:55 AM

      Yeah, but 95% of the NBA would rather be flashy than win. It’s not a league of men anymore. It’s boys.

  18. cheathamhouse1 - Jan 9, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    I believe that Mr. Helin asked you haters to relax, but you just can’t give the man credit for his athleticsm. It’s a damn shame. Instead, you pick his game apart and focus on what he can’t do well. Remember, BG is still developing and his jumper has been looking good as of late. Once, he adds post moves and better D, I’m sure you guys will pick on him for his hair cut or something.

  19. mat9844 - Jan 9, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    BG’s having a MIB year (Much Improved Blake), averaging over 21 ppg and shooting 70% free throws. But sometimes a dunk is the only way to get things done. And really fun to watch.

  20. jimsjam33 - Jan 9, 2014 at 12:28 PM

    Stop all the hating . The game is commercial and Blake Griffin is a star . The Clippers have sold out 115 straight games and you can’t find a ticket anywhere . They are the # 1 visiting team in every arena around the country for attendance . It’s a business and business is good for Donald Sterling since he started putting out the big bucks . Lob City is a success when you have Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan making hi-lite films every night . If you’re not a Clipper fan …too bad .

  21. peddealer - Jan 9, 2014 at 4:06 PM


    You wouldn’t be Bill Walton would you?

    Super high speed baby hook!

    Make Love , Not War!

    If not, be glad that you don’t have elbows for knees like him!

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