Blake Griffin wants to have all the fun. The high-flying Clippers' forward used some of his explosive athleticism at the defensive end of the floor against the Nets on Friday to prevent an opponent from dunking.
Nets guard Deron Williams drove right by Chris Paul in the final seconds of the first quarter and went up for a one-handed slam. But Griffin and reserve center Ryan Hollins were waiting in the paint. Griffin leapt and impressively stuffed Williams, taking the ball right out of the All-Star point guard's hands. As he came down, Griffin threw an outlet pass to Paul to ignite a fast break (that resulted in a turnover).
Unfortunately for Los Angeles, it was Brooklyn's defense that dominated for the rest of the game and held the Clippers to 76 points. The Nets went on to win 86-76.
But if Griffin pulls another block like that again, will fans say his next victim got "Deron'd"?