Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
With everyone talking about the Blake Griffin dunk against Perkins last week (really though, even Blake doesn't see what all the fuss is about, it had elevation but realistically looked no better then any of his other highlight reel dunks, I think folks are just trying to rub it in on Perkins who is supposed to be some tuff dude on the court, besides Kevin Durant had an equally impressive coast-to-coast Tomahawk dunk that same game and LeBron the night before literally leap-frogged
over a player to get a dunk too ) I found this article which brought up EXACTLY who Blake has been reminding me of..
Shawn "the Rainman" Kemp..
Ahh I remember when this brother was the dunk master of a dunk filled NBA, I am surprised that no body in the sports world or newspapers had brought him up sooner!
By Baxter Holmes LA TimesShaw Kemp Top Ten dunks
February 2, 2012, 9:26 p.m.
Blake Griffin's posterizing dunk on Oklahoma City center Kendrick Perkins forced Twitter into a near-overload on Monday, causing each of their names to trend worldwide.
But, out of relative obscurity, so did another name: Shawn Kemp.
Kemp, whose 14-season NBA career ended in 2002-03 with Orlando, was known as an aggressive dunker himself.
Legend had it that Kemp once dunked so hard that sparks flew off the rim. He later admitted it to be true, adding that the basket had a metal-chain net, which helped the sparks fly.
By the way, KD is a great replacement for the Sonics legacy of heavy hitting dunkers and fast-break shooters, I used to be into Seattle and that is why I followed em all the way to OKC where many folks have now O-K-Cseen the light