Blake Griffin’s gargantuan dunk over Kendrick Perkins was so big you need to see it to believe it — at least that’s what the Twitterverse is saying.
Variations of “Blake Griffin” and “Kendrick Perkins” have trended on Google and Twitter since the Los Angeles Clippers power forward soared over the Oklahoma City Thunder center. Griffin scored 22 points in the game for the Clippers, who beat the Thunder 112-100.
The shot sent the stadium — and Twitterverse — into wild eruption Monday evening, in what many are calling the Dunk of the Year. Onlookers shared videos and photos of the shot, and compared it to the super-human likes of Superman and Michael Jordan in Space Jam.
This isn’t the first time Griffin has impressed the crowds with his dunking ability. The 2011 NBA Rookie of the Year was the NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion at the 2011 All-Star Game.
— Bonnie Bernstein (@BonnieBernstein) January 31, 2012
Blake griffin’s dunk was like a real life reenactment of michael jordans dunk at the end of space jam
— Lucas Staten (@Pukas508) January 31, 2012
But of course, for every great play, there are those that are saying they’ve seen better.
— JayDee #MiamisFinest (@JayDee3OH5) January 31, 2012
Do you think Griffin’s dunk deserved the Twitter excitement or would you say it’s just your average one-handed leaping shot over another player’s head? Let us know in the comments if you think Griffin deserves the Dunk of the Year hype.