Lakers Artest Gives "Dunkadelic Nickname" to Clippers Griffin
Ron Artest the charismatic forward for the defending 2010 NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers has given Los Angeles Clippers rookie sensation Blake Griffin a new nickname. He can now be referred to as Blake "Dunkadelic" Griffin or Blake "Dunkadelic Highlight Machine" Griffin
This past Thursday Artest was quoted saying to a reporter,
"He is so impressed with the dunkadelic stylings of Blake Griffin that he wouldn't mind being on the receiving end (Griffin's posterizing dunks). You know for posterity".
Griffin is the most explosive dunker to come into the league since the 2004-05 season when Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic and Josh Smith of the Atlanta Hawks entered the NBA as rookies. Howard (2008) and Smith (2005) have both won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest
Blake will surely be invited to compete in the 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest that is being held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles this coming February. He will be a favorite to win, and he also will have home-court advantage.
Spud Webb won the 1986 NBA Slam Dunk Contest in front of his home-town fans in Dallas, TX. when he was a member of the Atlanta Hawks. The 2011 contest will mark the 25th Anniversary of his victory. Webb stands only 5'7 is the shortest player ever to win the Slam Dunk Contest.
"Artest is the first NBA player to use the dunkadelic terminology when describing the dunking exploits of another player" says, Derrick E. Vaughan of Dunkadelic Sports Marketing.
Vaughan continues, "30-years ago the NBA rookie with a cool dunk nickname was Darrell "Dr. Dunkenstein" Griffith now we have Blake "Dunkadelic Highlight Machine" Griffin. Griffith was the 2nd pick of the 1980 NBA Draft and Griffin was the 1st pick of the 2009 NBA Draft. I think its great for the game and fans when a player has a dunk nickname it makes him a star and everyday name."
In Dec/Jan 2005 NBA Inside Stuff published the Special Collector's Edition Dunkadelic Issue with Kobe Bryant, Vince Carter, LeBron James, and Tracy McGrady on the cover. That was the first-time that the term was used on the cover of a magazine.
Derrick E. Vaughan of Dunkadelic Sports Marketing can be contacted in Baltimore, Maryland at 443-851-5244 or email email@example.com