Thursday, February 17th, 2011 at 12:00 pm  |  27 responses

Video: Blake Griffin Touches Backboard … With His Head

Griffin’s hops have not diminished any since his college days, because he’s still smacking his noggin on backboards. Yikes:

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  • Yesse

    I think he can get higher than that.

  • Riggs

    He can smack his head on the rim too

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    The Wolves had a 6th man out there ;)

  • robb

    Being that athletic is getting dangerous

  • Cizzo

    That’s ridiculous!

  • http://www.slamonline.com AllDayEveryDay

    people.. remember… dwight howard can KISS the RIM.. let’s not forget who the king of hops and reaching the highest is

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    the Clips are just throwing anything up there now, thinking Blake will catch and finish.

  • Sizzle

    even his misses are unbelievable

  • fruizm

    i bet gerald green or james white can do this….EASILY.

  • anti-crust

    Blake is a beast, a big beast…in terms of standing vertical leap….35.5 inch, and can work at that altititude. I’m a Laker fan, so FYI, Shannon Brown has a 44 inch vertical leap, and Jordan Farmar (Nets) has a 42 inch. If you want a good laugh check out what Bird’s and Magic’s verical leaps were…..

  • TSmoove

    People forgot Andre Iguodala scrapped his face on the backboard in the dunk contest he was cheated out of in 06


    Backboard got head? Wow!

  • http://www.garrettelliott.com Garrett

    Shawn Kemp had to get stitches because he cut his head open on the rim in his rookie year against the Kings.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    guys hittin your head on the backboard is not a hard thing to do.. not many make it look as beastly as griffin but as for actually hittin your head on the backboard? not a huge accomplishment.. im only six foot tall and iv hit my head on the backboard before after catchin an oop (the most awesome 2 points of my whole career might i add) but still if a six foot dude can do it then every cat in the nba should be doin it.. but nonetheless griffin is a beast

  • Michael

    Theres a few dudes who can get there noggin to the rim. Like Allday said, D12 can kiss that b*tch.

  • Dagger

    C_Cantrell: the backboard is almost level with the rim. If you can hit the rim as a 6-footer with your forehead you belong in Team Flight Brothers.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ^dagger.. no my friend it is not level with the rim.. no i cannot hit my head on the rim.. and hell no (even tho i do have somewhat hops) i do not even belong in the same discussion as TFB

  • Omar

    c_Cantrell: How did you hit your head on the backboard and finish the oop? And I’m pretty sure Blake can hit his head on the rim.

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    Most backboards are at 8’6″, but NBA backboards are (I believe) 9′.If Blake is 6’10″ with a 35″ vertical (which is measured in a straight up jump, no run up), he can hit his head on the backboard just by springing straight up. Everyone jumps higher with a run up because of the momentum, so that vertical leap increases dramatically on a fast break. It’s really not that big a deal.

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    Joe Alexander, who’s not even in the league anymore, can hit his nose on the rim from a standing jump. It was on YouTube, from when he was warming up for the dunk contest.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Where is Joe Alexander now?

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    D-League’n it up. He was waived by the Hornets in November, he’s now with a team in Texas.
    He’s only 6’8″, by the way.

  • http://bedotwater.bandcamp.com BE.water


    No backboard in the world is at 8’6 unless the rim is @ 9 ft.

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    Well, if you like you can take that statement out of what I said and keep the rest. Makes no difference to me, or my point.

  • John Dough

    @Seth lol, that was a great film.

  • jerome

    @Anti-crust: No, if you want a real laugh go to youtube and watch Larry Bird score 60 vs the Hawks then just imagine Shannon Brown or Jordan Farmer (whose vertical isn’t close to 42 inches…come on now dude) attempting to guard him. Now that’s a laugh!

  • http://google c_cantrell

    it was all in one single motion bud.. and yes of course griffin can hit his head on the rim