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Blake Griffin's Dunk Over Perkins Not Quite As Good As Amare's Over Tolliver

Still the best dunk in recent memory.
Still the best dunk in recent memory.

Let's take a break from the misery that is the Phoenix Suns 2011-12 "No Fight" season where the team is 3-7 over their last 10 games with an average margin of loss of -15.6 and an average margin of victory of just 4.3. There's no fun to be found there, but fortunately we have Blake Griffin to ogle as he throws down a SAVAGE dunk on Kendrick Perkins.

Not surprisingly given our short attention span and the media's constant need to stir up trouble, Blake's dunk is already being called one of the best ever. Hold on, folks.

Blake's dunk was awesome but does it really stake up to Vince Carter's dunk over a 7-foot Frenchman? No.

Does Griffin's dunk stand up to Dr. J's dunk over Michael cooper? No.

How about Kevin Johnson's dunk on Hakeem Olajuwon? Close, but no.

How about Jared Dudley's dunk over the rim? Duh.

The real question is how does Blake Griffin's dunk over Kendrick Perkins compare to Amare Stoudemire's dunk over Anthony Tolliver?

Hit the jump and check them both out...

For my money, Amare's dunk is far better. It came in the fourth quarter of a close game and literally turned the tide and gave the Suns the win.

Game situation aside, Amare gets far more power on his dunk whereas Blake barely gets his finger tips on the rim. Both guys did go through a defender and Perkins is more formidable a road block than Tolliver, but Anthony had more force moving towards Amare while Kendrick was jumping straight up.

No contest, Amare's dunk wins...and also makes us remember just how much fun this Suns team used to be.

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