The Oklahoma City Thunder are officially a lightning rod for controversial, bizarre, and unquestionably exciting finishes in these NBA playoffs. After thrilling viewers with a couple of insane comebacks against the Grizzlies in the first round, the Thunder fell victim to an improbable comeback in Darren Collison’s podium game on Sunday, and it appeared that with
With nine minutes to play and his team well on their way to a commanding 3-1 series lead, Scott Brooks had to have felt a sense of relief. The sixth-year head coach of the Thunder was highly scrutinized for his inability to adjust in the first round against the Grizzlies, and looked out of his
Portland Trailblazers head coach Terry Stotts has a quote by the late, great Jack Ramsay hanging in his office that reads, “Teams that play together beat those teams with superior players who play more as individuals.” While that philosophy proved enough for Portland to upend the star-powered Rockets, it came up just short for a
Admittedly, Blake Griffin hitting the deck on this Jordan Crawford crossover has more to do with the lack of lateral movement on Blake’s part than the actual crossover, but we don’t care. Check out Jordan crossing up Blake Griffin, and Blake taking a seat on the ground because of it during the second quarter of
Los Angeles Clippers big men Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan visited the University of California at Berkeley last night. While they were there, the two Clips joined a panel of famous actors to do a live reading of Space Jam for a lucky audience. Among the actors on the panel were (from left to right
Blake Griffin’s hammer dunk on Monday night played second fiddle to the scuffle he got into with P.J. Tucker, but it shouldn’t have. Check out the hammer dunk which Blake pulled off which we believe was an ode to the Mailman. Look familiar? Fast forward to 20 seconds into the video to see the real
Blake Griffin and P.J. Tucker got into a tussle on Monday night as the Clippers took on the Suns, and it ended up with a punch and Tucker being ejected. The two players both went after a rebound and ended up hitting the ground as they got tangled up with each other. Tucker did not
If you are going to beat your opponent by 48 points, you are bound to have a few highlights. Blake Griffin capped off the highlight reel for the Clippers with one of the best alley-oop tomahawk slams we have seen in quite some time. It summed up the entire evening for both teams quite well.
Blake Griffin was born to play in the no defense, open floor NBA All-Star environment. The high-flying Los Angeles Clippers forward racked up 38 points, tying Rick Barry and Kevin Durant for the third highest total in All-Star Game history. Griffin skied to the rim quite often, scoring 20 of his points coming from dunks.
Blake Griffin dropped in 18 points during the first quarter of the All-Star game on Sunday, but the real fun thing to check out is his shot chart. The young man likes to dunk, huh? [Kurt Helin]
Chris Paul is back from injury, which can only mean one thing: Lob City is back too, ya’ll! In other news, the Clippers were DESTROYING the 76ers 71-30 early in the third quarter, which means your NBA-watching obligations are over for today — unless you like dunking. [frank den]
University of South Florida senior forward Victor Rudd skied for this spectacular dunk over Junior Etou of Rutgers. The nasty slam was reminiscent of Blake Griffin’s legendary dunk on Timofey Mozgov from 2010. You just got Mozgov’d.