Mar 10, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin (32) drives against Phoenix Suns power forward Markieff Morris (11) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Blake Griffin pays tribute to Karl Malone (Video)

 

It is no secret that Los Angeles Clippers’ power forward Blake Griffin is one of the all-time great dunkers in the history of the NBA.

After all, Griffin won the NBA’s Slam Dunk contest in 2011 by jumping over a car and dazzles fans on seemingly a daily basis.

This year, Griffin has taken his game to another level. He kept the Clippers near the top of the league while their best player and clear team leader, point guard Chris Paul, was out with an injury. He was rewarded for his play when the league named him the NBA’s Western Conference Player of the Month for the month of February.

The Clippers are currently squaring off with the Phoenix Suns and Griffin is on pace to have his biggest game of the season. Griffin has 37 points on 14-of-16 shooting, six rebounds, three assists and a steal, leading the Clippers to a 90-76 lead after three quarters.

Griffin’s biggest play, however, came in the first quarter.

Griffin got out on a break, went up for a dunk and posed with his other arm, a move that former Utah Jazz great Karl Malone made famous.

Griffin, who has admitted he looked up to Malone, is averaging 24.2 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game this season.

Tags: Karl Malone Los Angeles Clippers Phoenix Suns Utah Jazz

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