Even Blake Griffin’s Finger Rolls Are Dunks Now (VIDEO)

It takes a great deal of hard work and practice — not to mention a buttload of god-given talent — to be able to throw down dunks like Blake Griffin does on a daily basis. It takes roughly as much of the same elements to gracefully drop finger rolls in the hoop.

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But to switch from one to the other while flying through the air, seemingly on a whim? It’s probably safe to say very few people on the planet have — or will ever have — that ability. And even fewer would attempt it, due to the potential for failure and embarrassment.

Blake Griffin is one of those can-do people, though.

In last night’s Lakers-Clippers game, Griffin took the ball to the net late in the game to jam home two points in what ended up being a 109-95 Clippers victory. On live television, the play looked like so many other Griffin dunks.

The slow-motion replay told a different story.

As Griffin took to the air to drop in a finger roll, something clicked in his brain. “Wait a minute,” you can hear him thinking. “I’m Blake Griffin. I don’t do lay-ups.”

With the flick of his wrist, he converted the finger roll to a dunk.

Just another day at the office.

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