Blake Griffin pioneered the art of dunking-while-not-actually-dunking when he was with the Los Angeles Clippers. Griffin famously “dunked” over then-Oklahoma City Thunder big man Kendrick Perkins during a game in January of 2012 where he didn’t actually grab the rim.
It was the dunk of the year candidate for many that season, and an epic posterization even if Griffin didn’t actually touch the rim. Now, it appears that Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. has taken it to the next level.
During a game on Sunday against the Toronto Raptors, Jones put home one of the best dunks of the 2018-19 NBA season. To some, of course, it might not technically be a dunk.
I’ll let you be the judge.
For me? This is still crazy, and it’s still very cool.