Blake Griffin’s dunk on Kendrick Perkins was great, but here are four by Vince Carter and Shawn Kemp that are better

I don’t know what our obsession is as sports fans with always wanting to rank players, teams, and plays.  So often, we end up arguing for hours and we never stop and appreciate the player/team/play that we are defending.

However, after last night’s Blake Griffin dunk, I think some people are getting a LITTLE bit carried away.  Was it the best dunk of the year?  Of course.  But how quickly we forget dandies like these.

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Four Dunks That Top Blake Griffin’s Throw Down

Vince Carter over Alonzo Mourning

 

Why is this dunk better?  One huge reason: the degree of difficulty.

The Griffin is four inches taller than Vince for one.  Of course, it’s not necessarily fair to hold Griffin’s height against him, but the fact of the matter is dunking is more impressive when a little man does it.  The other factor that contributes to the difficulty is the fact that Mr. Carter dunked the ball over one of the greatest shot-blockers in history.  Of course, Kendrick Perkins is no slouch, and is a little larger than Alonzo, but the dunk over Zo remains more difficult than what Blake did last night.

Past the difficulty, each dunk had it’s greatness.  Blake through the ball through the hoop, Carter rocked it back farther than maybe any dunk ever.  Both had the surprise factor going as well.  Nobody was really expecting either dunk.  But for now, Vince > Blake…if not by much.

 

Shawn Kemp Reverse Dunk (#2 in the following clip)

 

Alright, now we can really compare apples to apples, as Griffin and Kemp are basically the same size.  What makes this dunk so great is that it would have been fantastic if it had been in the dunk contest with no defenders around.  But it wasn’t.

Kemp breathtakingly takes off from outside the lane, then goes up and under to the other side and dunks it ON the Golden State big man under the hoop.

As good as Blake’s dunk was, he simply went straight up and dunked it on Kendrick.

Again, not trying to take away from Blake’s dunk at all, but Kemp’s had more flash AND a higher degree of difficulty.

Vince Carter’s Inverted 360. (The first dunk in the following clip)

 

The greatest slam dunk contest dunk of all time.

Oh sure, VC’s through the legs dunk in the same contest was almost equally as breathtaking.  Air and the Human Highlight Reel had some incredible showcases as well.

But this dunk had it all.

It was Vince’s first dunk of the night, and I will never forget the feeling I got when I saw it happen.  We all remember him looking into the camera and dictating that “It was over.”

Not only did he spin the OPPOSITE way of most 360s, but he also held the ball in his right hand and had to time his tomahawk just right so as to not miss the hoop completely.

Now of course, you could say that since Blake’s dunk was ON somebody, it had a higher degree of difficulty, but I’m not sure we will ever see a dunk as vicious as what Vince-sanity through down to launch the greatest set of dunks in dunk contest history.

Vince Carter Over Frederick Weiss

 

Quite simply, the greatest dunk of all time.

I mean, he literally jumped OVER the seven-footer.

Vince Carter dunks over frederic weis

Credit: Darren McNamara/Allsport

 

So what do you think?  Were these dunks better than Blake’s from last night?

You decide.



About Jon Washburn

Jon Washburn grew up in Indianapolis, IN and as such, is a diehard Pacers, Colts, and Cubs fans. When it comes to college, he cheers for Notre Dame football fan and Purdue basketball. Yes, this sounds shady, but since he grew up without cable, he learned to love Notre Dame - the only team on TV. Glenn "The Big Dog" Robinson was at Purdue when Jon was in his formative years, so he latched onto them as well. Did that make him a fair-weather fan at the time? Sure. Give him a break...he was 8...and he has stayed with those teams ever since. Currently, he lives in Charleston, SC with his wife who grew up in Cleveland. Although he is no longer physically in the Midwest, his heart will always be there. Jon goes by the name "Twitch" because he has Tourette's Syndrome. Hit him up on his twitter @jwtwitch.

Comments

  1. tony the stat master says:

    I think youre doing a disservice to Blake when you show his dunk in slow motion…you need the game-speed video. He dunked it so hard, with so much power, and with so much speed. Slow motion doesnt show how much speed and power he had in that dunk.

  2. blake did not jump over perkins head. only vince was insane enough to do that.

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