Many opposing players have suffered at the hands-or better yet, dunks-of one Blake Griffin. Of course, the most memorable ones were the throwdowns over Timofey Mozgov and Kendrick Perkins.
You can now add Pau Gasol to the list of Griffin victims after Wednesday's game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers, a game where Griffin posterized Gasol not once, but twice.
The first dunk took place early in the first quarter with just over a minute having gone by, when Clippers guard Randy Foye missed a corner three-pointer and Griffin leaped over Gasol's back for a putback dunk. The whole scene ended with Gasol flying out of bounds thanks to Griffin's knees planted in the seven-footer's lower back.
The second dunk perhaps topped the first. With just under eight minutes left in the third quarter, Griffin got a bounce pass from forward Caron Butler and exploded to the rim over Gasol. Griffin's left forearm met Gasol's face, forcing the big man to the ground once again.
You don't really see what happened, said Gasol. It was quick, a hit-and-run kind of thing, right? The ball went in, I was on my ass, I woke up, I stood up and told the referee I had a f---ing forearm on my face, on my throat, and that's something that needs to be looked at. But it happened too quick. I didn't realize.
Despite the dunks, though, the Clippers lost to the Lakers 113-108 and now sit two-and-a-half games behind the Lakers in the Pacific division.
I hoped it would give us momentum, Griffin said of his pair of dunks. It might have. I don't know, but we're not really thinking about that now. We're not thinking about a dunk that didn't mean anything. I have to play better than I did.
Watch Griffin's monstrous jams below: