The Brooklyn Nets broke their voodoo against the Wizards last night, winning their game 113-106. Blake Griffin had the highlight of the game.
It’s been a long, long time since the former Clippers star dunked in an NBA game. As a matter of fact, it’s been a full year and 3 months since he did this. We’ve all been hoodwinked into believing that the 32-year-old is apparently washed.
I mean, who wouldn’t? Griffin has been out of the limelight since he injured his knee in the Pistons’ first-round series against the Bucks in May 2019. The man didn’t even attempt a dunk before joining the Nets for all of this season. And now he goes and does this:
BlAkE gRiFfIn DoEsNt DuNk AnYmOrE pic.twitter.com/dKjuwyoI7z
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) March 22, 2021
“Blake Griffin hoodwinked us all”: Reactions to the Nets forward’s first dunk of the season
Griffin’s cameo appearance in the Nets’ first win of the season over Washington elicited all sorts of reactions. Some people were just plainly thankful to the basketball gods.
when NBA fans especially, Detroit fans see Blake dunk since 2019 pic.twitter.com/JYFZjq9C7Q
— sad hours (@xjz07) March 22, 2021
People act like Blake is a total bum and I don’t get why. He’s 2 years out from his most productive and varied offensive season. Yeah, it was a bum team, but when healthy this dude could easily contribute offensively off the bench for a contender. Don’t play him on D tho lmao.
— Timbo (@Timbo93339094) March 22, 2021
this is the best part of the video. these dudes are ONE pic.twitter.com/0sbVy5LCW1
— Sirx Visuals 📸 (@BigSirx) March 22, 2021
A few humorous ones out of us think that Griffin has bamboozled us on purpose to force his way to a playoff team. Or better yet, championship favorites like the Nets.
Blake Griffin, who has not dunked since 2019, first bucket as a Brooklyn Net IS A DUNK
we have been bamboozled pic.twitter.com/l4hzz9AApa
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) March 22, 2021
As usual, there were detractors as with every such case.
That was one of the most unathletic dunks I’ve seen by him
— insiddes_1345 Giancarlo mvp szn (0-0) (@MasonWr97068899) March 22, 2021
Blake finessed Detroit just like harden did being “fat” in Houston pic.twitter.com/Z2YRTo0zN5
— Follow IG @4pFwhodat⚜️ (@imisskobeandpop) March 22, 2021
Griffin only had 2 points in this win by the Nets. But it’s clear that he still has some dynamite left in his arsenal.