As the Clippers were hosting the Utah Jazz on Wednesday evening, Griffin, being the nice guy he is, decided he’d welcome rookie Rudy Gobert to the NBA with a baptizing dunk.
Late in the third quarter with the Jazz leading by two, Griffin and point guard Chris Paul ran a pick and roll (well, sans the pick, really) which forced the Jazz’s defense to collapse. That lead to a wide open Griffin going in for the dunk, though Gobert apparently thought he had a chance to block the shot – or at least defend it.
He thought wrong as Griffin brought down rain, much to the delight of the Los Angeles crowd.
I’ll give it to Gobert though – at least he got in there.