Blake Griffin Vs Kenneth Faried (Video)

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – There should be no bellyaching about offensive fouls or any of that other stuff that Blake Griffin‘s haters like to bring up when he catches someone trying to jump with him.

And when it’s an above-the-rim performer like Nuggets rookie Kenneth Faried, the man also known as the “Manimal,” this is heavyweight action that we can all appreciate:


25 Comments

  1. Juan C. says:

    I like Blake Griffin because of his monstrous dunks, BUT WHERE IS THE PLAY WHERE FARIED BLOCKS GRIFFIN THEN GRIFFIN FLOPS A DUNK AFTERWARDS. I find it amusing that I can’t find that video anywhere.

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  3. NBAfan says:

    Who the heck is Faried? Blake…go dunk on Dwight or LBJ and I’ll be impressed and we’ll call it a heavyweight.

    Anyway, I’d rather you not risk injury Mr. Griffin, because you’re one of the NBA’s future superstars. One of these days, someon is just going to go try and take a charge and not jump and you’ll land head first on the floor. KNOCK ON WOOD!!! Don’t get injured just for a silly highlight. We know you’re a bad motha’…

  4. Will says:

    Blake Griffin is an incredible dunker, but you’ve gotta appreciate all those guys in the wrong end of the highlights, pau gasol, k-perk, faried (not mozgov) because at least there going up there and chellenging blake, not stepping aside because they dont want to be on the wrong end of a highlight. Blake griffin is not babied by the league, he’s babied by the players who let him do what he wants because they dont want to get dunked on!

  5. Voice of Reason says:

    Did no one watch that ‘Making the Call” episode recently where they covered that dunk? On the Pau Gasol posterize Pau went UP with griffin. He didn’t stand there and take a charge. Griffin simply rises so quickly and so high that his LEGAL arm bar happened to hit Pau across the face. Doesn’t mean it was intentional, and to the naked eye it certainly looked like a foul of some kind. But when you look at it from a Ref’s point of view, everything about that call was correct. Pau jumped with griffin, attempted to block and failed, didn’t rise quickly enough or high enough and Griffin’s legal protective action hit him in the face. Rough play, tough dunk, but good call from the ref. For anyone wanting to oppose, WATCH THAT “MAKING THE CALL”. Explains everything.

    • NBAfan says:

      when the word ARMBAR shows up in a basketball conversation…I’m not sure if you can call it legal.

  6. Jeff Tucker says:

    Cut me a break! Basketball and Football are quickly evolving into sports for girlymen… If you are not tough enough to play the game ole’ school, then play tennis or lacrosse. No, try table tennis. What happened to all of the tough guy’s? Footbal and Basketball are contact sports ( keyword ‘contact’).

  7. OKCFan says:

    Its all propaganda anyways honestly what sells more than Blake Griffins HIGH LIGHT DUNK ( FOULS ) really nothing does better for NBA sales and NBA Tv. The NBA keeps pushing for these types of plays and I find it ridiculous we got Delonte West with a fine of $25,000 for giving someone a wet willy and acting unprofessional but we allow Griffin to foul, go over backs, and pretty much taunt opposing players very professional and very much so a double standard that the NBA has always played with favorable players who sell well. Give him his time the league will turn their back on him eventually and THEN he’ll start being called on his dirty plays.

    • Willy says:

      That wet willy was incredible by Delonte. I thought he wouldn’t dare! But after all it’s Delonte. By the way some of BG dunks are offensive fouls, when his left arm goes out of an arm bar position. On his dunks the left arm is stucked to his chest and that’s ok, but the dunk on Pau, the second one, is a foul, even though i’m not a great Pau fan

    • Belizeboy says:

      Well obviously an Oklahoma fan is going to be against Blake, but to me it seems like people who dislike Griffin are probably the type that got bullied in school. Blake hasn’t done anything to anyone beside put on some good highlights and you would think REAL fans would appreciate that.

  8. LBKisPOS says:

    LBJ is POS

  9. Alex says:

    Dude. Pau Gasol isn’t even a power foward. He’s a centre. It just so happens, he can play the PF better than Bynum in the rotation. It’s like saying russell westbrook is a PG. He’s not. He’s a glorified 2 guard playing out of position. There’s a reason he’s scoring as much as he does.

  10. argel says:

    sekou smith is just like charles barkley,for them griffin is the best power forward,they hate the lakers too much that they wont consider pau gasol…

  11. Blake is the sickest dunker in the league

  12. HeatLatinoFan says:

    griffin is overrated, whatever he can do LBJ can do better

  13. Baller says:

    “There should be no bellyaching about offensive fouls or any of that other stuff that Blake Griffin‘s haters like to bring up when he catches someone trying to jump with him.”

    At the Laker vs Clippers game he went over the back on his first putback dunk over Gasol which could have been called a foul. On the second dunk he rams his left elbow straight in Gasols Face which is a flagrant foul. I am not a hater and Griffin’s dunks are highlights but he can’t elbow someone in the face with his off hand, that should not even be a discussion. Kevin Love recently got elbowed hard in the head by Javale McGee and has missed 4 or 5 games since and had to stay in the hospital for 1-2 days. Players can get seriously hurt when they get elbowed to the head and therefore the referees should keep an eye on stuff like that…

    • cp3 da best pg says:

      PAU GASOL INITIATED THE CONTACT AND BLAKE ALWAYS PUTS HIS LEFT ARM OUT EVEN ON FASTBREAKS BECAUSE HE GETS SO HIGH IT KEEPS HIM BALANCED. IF HE DIDNT WHEN HE GETS THAT HIGH HE WOULD HAVE NOTHING TO BREAK HIS FALL IF SOMEONE GOT IN THE WAY AND HE COULD SEERIOUSLY HURT HIMSELF. SO I CONCLUDE HE DOESNT DO IT ON PURPOSE AND ITS NO FOUL WHEN THEY INITIATE CONTACT

      • Baller says:

        MY CAPSLOCK IS BROKEN TOO; MAYBE I NEED A NEW KEYBOARD!!!!!!!!

        I am not saying Blake can’t balance his jumps with his left arm, but he can’t elbow people in the face the way he elbowed Pau Gasol. If he never gets called for the offensive foul there he will keep doing that and he will seriously injure other players.

        By the way when I see other postplayers throw up hookshots and they use their offarm to hold off the other players arms they often get called for an offensive foul. Some consistency from the refs would be nice, i mean how often does Griffin get called for the offensive foul when pushing off?

    • Belizeboy says:

      On the 2nd dunk Blake was already in the air when Pau came over. So the fact that Gasol ran into Griffin’s arm makes the play legal.

      • Baller says:

        There are too much people in here who don’t know the rules and seem to know nothing about basketball. An elbow to the face is never at no time during the game a legal play.

        The foul called on the play is Gasol’s arms are not straight in the air because he wants to either challenge or probably foul Griffin, so he can’t dunk the ball. I agree with the foul call.
        The thing is Griffin seems to be using is off-arm (usually the left) to either push off the defender, hold the defender down or in the dunk mentioned above to elbow the defender. All of these things can or should be called offensive fouls and the elbow to the face is a flagrant foul or a technical because it’s a dangerous play.

        Here’s the replay:

        http://hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2012/04/05/blake-griffins-dunkfest-on-pau-gasol/

        They both go up at the same time, Gasol is going more or less straight up. Griffin rams his elbow in Gasol’s face and then taunts Gasol. To me that is a flagrant foul and a technical on Griffin.

        Oh and btw. Griffin is always crying about defenders fouling him hard. Welcome to Dwight Howard’s World.

  14. Mike J. says:

    I totally agree. Pau Gasol does a whole symphony of sights and sounds every time he gets touched, on both offence and defence just to get a foul. The softest player I’ve ever seen. If you’re going to go up, do it with pride like a man(imal).

  15. Joel says:

    I don’t hate Blake Griffin. But he does commit some offensive fouls.

    • Alexzo says:

      Is it just me or i can actually read your mind Sekou. “The Manimal vs The Beast” are just one of the few articles that i’ve blogged about which has NOT SURPRISINGLY found its way to your headlines. So how do i get myself in the hide-out? ;)

      • Alexzo says:

        …consider this my application Sekou. Haha! Got a lot more juicier stuff where it came from. You can reach me on my email address anytime for “NO NONE SENSE INSIGHTS!” ;)