Originally written on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 11/20/14

Blake Griffin always enjoys playing the Lakers and the fans in Los Angeles love it even more. Griffin took his talents to the top of Pau Gasol’s head early during the battle for Los Angeles. Check out the video below of Blake skying over the back of Pau Gasol for a fairly incredible putback dunk. Pau’s expression is priceless and perfect for a poster.

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  • Offensive Foul x 2 -- Caught late in game and led to Laker win
  • Very exciting to watch but both Griffin dunks were offensive fouls if I ever saw one.
  • You might have a complaint about the first one. It could've been called over the back, but Gasol really didn't have him blocked out. That one could've gone either way. The second one, on the other hand, you can't debate. Gasol was clearly inside the dashed circle. You can't take a charge down there. He should've been smart enough to get out of the way instead of getting posterized and giving up the plus one.
  • you are an absolute idiot if you don't think both of those dunks were offensive fouls. the second one was more blatant than the first. you can't put your fingers in a guys nose and push his face away before you dunk the ball. there is no consistency in foul calling in the NBA anymore. it needs to be addressed somehow.
  • Totally agree. It looks awesome, but they both were fouls. The 2nd one for sure if the refs looked at it again.
  • Both dunks were absolutely fouls and this is why I don't watch NBA basketball. The first was over-the -back and very blatant. Gasol had position and Griffin went over his back to dunk the ball. The second, Gasol was inside the circle but Griffin threw and elbow to the head. What should have really been called was a fould on Gasol and then a flagrant or techinical on Griffin. This would be the proper calls by the rule book, but when was the last time they actually played an NBA game using the rule book?
  • Griffin is a punk. Everyone of his poster dunks come at the expense of a forearm to the face of the defender. He couldn't elevate so high if he wasn't pushing off of the defender with his off arm. NBA is worse for the wear for allowing this obvious offensive foul
  • Blake is a high flying act for sure, but weren't those offensive fouls? In his defense the NBA has him on a hit list he gets tossed around and banged in the head all the time. No consistency in reffing. And Pao is the NBA whipping boy for some reason.
  • Absolutely a offensive foul. I hate the Lakers but it is what it is.
  • Total foul. That's all he does. I do like Griffin tho. He is tough...and I like his commercials. Be he fouls and doesn't get called on it because he is good for the NBA (WWE).

    He may look cool in the dunk, but all I can say is...SCOREBOARD beeyatch.

    Go Lake Show!
  • Natebugman is closest to being right here. As a basketball official, you dorks need to know there is no foul in any rule book called "over-the-back." It doesn't exist. If I'm taller than you or can jump higher than you, I can go over your back all day long as long as I don't touch you. In the first case, Gasol had position and Griffin initiated the contact. A beast of a play, but this should have been a foul (a push) on Griffin. In the second case, it was called correctly. In order for Gasol to take a charge he had to be outside the circle and hold his position. He didn't do either. If he was inside the circle to begin with, he moved out toward Griffin and raised his hand. Basically, he was just too late to make a play and Griffin had already risen up. Whatever Griffin did with his arm during the play is irrelevant since Gasol was in motion and his foul supersedes anything Griffin does. In addition, Griffin's motion with his left arm is consistent with someone performing a one-handed dunk. They were both moving toward each other. Gasol was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
  • Kimbob1: You sound like an A-hole if that's what you believe! I'd hate to play on the same court as you!

    You said that "Whatever Griffin did with his arm during the play is irrelevant since Gasol was in motion and his foul supersedes anything Griffin does." Really?? Anything? So he can throw an intentional punch in mid-air and it doesn't matter?

    Then you said, "In addition, Griffin's motion with his left arm is consistent with someone performing a one-handed dunk." Not true at all! Most dunks are one-handed with the other hand down. If you don't believe that Griffin was intentionally going up knowing that he was going to throw an elbow at the side of Gasol's face, you're more than just delusional - you're an IDIOT!

    I love to watch Griffin's high-flying dunks but not at the expense of someone getting pummeled by him. For that reason, I hope someone breaks his jaw!
  • say what you want griffin got away withcontact.Griffin walking towards gasol after the second dunk was also too much unsportsman like.
  • Totally agree. The NFL has penalties for "unsportsmanlike conduct". Why not the NBA? Griffin acted like a thug last night and he'll get his in the end.

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