When Blake Griffin absolutely baptized Kendrick Perkins with a beast-mode, get the hell out of my way dunk, the Twitter world exploded. In fact, I remember watching ESPN’s SportsCenter the night the dunk happened, and the show’s anchors were excitedly discussing how Griffin’s dunk “broke Twitter.”
While Twitter’s servers remained intact, the response to the dunk (of the year?) was immense. In case you missed it, before we go further, you need to take a look:
As is the case with most sports plays of note, by the time Griffin’s feet touched the ground, the Twitter reaction was in full swing, including a number of tweets from NBA players who were watching, chief among the tweets was LeBron James’ reaction:
But LeBron wasn’t the only basketball player to enjoy Griffin’s assault:
Blake Griffin = Captain Planet
I know its late but I don’t care..Blake Griffin’s dunk on Perkins was the best dunk I ever seen in my freakin life!!! WOW!!!
wooooowwwwwwwww u see the dunk from Blake Griffin?? NO PUEDE SER VERDAD……..
Even the NBA’s Twitter account weighed in on the subject by retweeting the following reactions to Griffin’s dunk:
@BlakeGriffin‘s dunk about 50 times this morning. Crazy! Makes me want to have really long arms for some reason.I’ve replayed
#bball talk today, that was SYCKnessBlake Griffin’s dunk last night is ALL the
The NBA Twitter even retweeted LeBron’s post. For some reason, however, when it came time to complain about how people embraced such an athletic feat, Kendrick Perkins lashed at out one person: LeBron James. Not only did Perkins try to put the onus of liking Griffin’s dunk on one person, he also waited about a week after the fact to bitch and moan about LeBron’s tweet.
But once he started complaining, he came through like a champ:
“You don’t see Kobe [Bryant] tweeting,” Perkins told Yahoo! Sports Tuesday. “You don’t see Michael Jordan tweeting.
“If you’re an elite player, plays like that don’t excite you. At the end of the day, the guys who are playing for the right reasons who are trying to win championships are not worrying about one play.
“They also are not tweeting about themselves talking about going down to No. 2. I just feel [James] is always looking for attention and he wants the world to like him.”
Perkins’ reaction is the same as the guy who gets beat up by 10 people, but only blames one person. Memo to the Oklahoma City center: If you don’t want LeBron James tweeting about you getting absolutely destroyed, don’t get absolutely destroyed. Maybe next time, instead of letting Griffin bring the sky down on your head, you’ll foul the heck out of him.
Whatever the case, if you do get dunked on again and Twitter explodes, it would be better if you sucked it up and simply waited for someone else to get smashed instead of complaining about it a week after the fact.