Friday was one of the most important days ever in the NBA offseason. The biggest decision obviously came from LeBron James, a Cleveland Cavalier once again, but we also saw Chris Bosh re-up with the Heat (dashing the plans of the Houston Rockets) and several other players move around the NBA. After a long waiting period, we've seen enough activity to keep us analyzing developments right up until the start of the regular season.
But Friday also featured real basketball at the NBA's annual Las Vegas Summer League. While most of the players won't actually suit up for these teams in the regular season, these games serve as a sort of NBA basketball oasis in the midst of so many discussions of cap space and free agent rumors. In one of Friday's games, Eric Griffin, playing for the Dallas Mavericks, dunked really, really hard on New York Knicks point guard Shane Larkin. Check it out below:
The 6-8, 24-year-old Griffin last played for Guaros de Lara of the Venezuelan LPB. He spent last summer and training camp with the Miami Heat before missing out on making the team, and it's likely that he's hoping for another opportunity to make a roster right now, as well. Larkin, meanwhile, was just traded from the Mavs to the Knicks as part of a deal headlined by Tyson Chandler. He might be wondering what he ever did to make Dallas so mad.
No matter what happens to Griffin over the rest of this offseason, he has at least one more highlight to add to his terrific (and apparently self-produced) clip reel on YouTube (via @talkhoops):
When he's done playing basketball, Griffin could probably always get a job in video production. Dude has skills.
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