Former Slam Dunk champion Blake Griffin is one of the best dunkers of all-time. His name is connected to dunking in the minds of many. However, the former number one draft pick went through a slump while he was with the Detroit Pistons.
During the 2019-2020 season, Griffin had a surgery on his left knee which limited him to just 18 games that year. It was noticed that during those games the forward did not make a single dunk, sparking talks about the subject and even speculations that he has lost his athleticism.
“It bothered me a little bit,” he said, per Scott Polacek of Bleacher Report. “Because the stat was he hasn’t dunked in four-hundred-something days, sure.”
“Everyone’s like ‘he hasn’t dunked in over a year,’ I’m like I haven’t played in over a year,” he continued. “But I played those 19 games with the Pistons and didn’t dunk. … That just pissed me off because you guys know the stat, you’re just choosing to be like ‘let’s do days instead of games.'”