Who doesn't love a good dunk? The NBA's history is full of players who were known for their brilliant, above-the-rim slams -- Dominique Wilkins, Vince Carter, Julius Erving -- but it’s doubtful anyone has thrown down more thunderous, rim-rattling dunks than Clippers forward Blake Griffin. Here's a photo gallery of his best.
Victim: Pau Gasol
Griffin's epic slam over the Lakers' Pau Gasol was as much a display of physical might as it was a work of basketball art. In the third quarter of a game against the Lakers on April 4, 2012, Griffin skied over Gasol for a one-handed slam. Gasol attempted a feeble block attempt, but he went tumbling to the floor.
Victim: Kendrick Perkins
Oklahoma City's Kendrick Perkins was no match for Griffin's strength and long arms on this Jan. 30, 2012 dunk at Staples Center. In the third quarter, Griffin took a bounce pass from guard Chris Paul and soared over the rim to dunk on Perkins, who went up for a block but never had a chance.
Victim: Timofey Mozgov
Griffin immortalized Timofey Mozgov, turning his last name into a description of a great dunk: "He's been Mozgoved!" On Nov. 20, 2010, Griffin posterized Mozgov, then with the New York Knicks, soaring over the rim and -- although he was almost three feet from the basket -- throwing down the ball over his flat-footed opponent.
Victim: Kris Humphries
Griffin and Humphries have always been at odds on the court, but Wednesday night at Staples Center, the Clippers forward humbled Humphries with a frightening throw-down that brought the crowd to its feet. Griffin took off from near the free-throw line after a pass from Jamal Crawford, and Humphries was severely overmatched, staggering away and being called for a foul.
Victim: Kia Optima
It's been done once and never again -- a slam dunk by Griffin over the hood of a car at the 2011 All-Star game. Griffin took a pass from then-teammate Baron Davis out of the sunroof while a choir at midcourt sang, "I Believe I Can Fly." And then he did, winning the contest and giving fans a glimpse of the things he would do in his career.