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Blake Griffin and the greatest missed dunk ever

Los Angeles Clippers v Dallas Mavericks

DALLAS, TX - JANUARY 25: Forward Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers during play against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center on January 25, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Blake Griffin

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We’ve seen a lot of great highlights from Blake Griffin. But last night we dodged a bullet. Had Blake Griffin nailed this one, it would have been devastating to the game of basketball. Every dunk from then after would have been a disappointment. No alley-oop would ever match it. We’d just be going through the motions. Luckily, Blake was kind enough to miss it so we could all keep enjoying the game of basketball and all its oops. Check it out:

It says something that Blake Griffin’s missed dunks are that big of a highlight. But the twisting, rolling double-hander from that far out? That’s pretty insane. Oh, and if you want to see the insane one he did hit last night, here’s that one.