As notorious as Blake Griffin has become for his freakish athleticism and high-flying dunks, that’s how well known former Knicks big man Timfoey Mozgov has become for being on the other end of one of Griffin’s overpowering slams.
After showing signs of potential with New York, Mozgov failed to really make his mark after joining the Nuggets following the Carmelo Anthony trade. Though he is still under contract with Denver, the NBA lockout has prompted him to sign with Khimki Moscow Region of the Russian PBL, his former team.
In the meantime, Mozgov has been spending his summer representing Russia during Eurobasket. Having been dunked on so severely himself, Mozgov seems to have channeled his inner Blake Griffin during the rim rattler in the clip above. Gotta give him props for that one. He sure seemed to get the play-by-play man excited.
The Knicks have yet to find a big man suitable enough to proclaim “center of the future” since Mozgov’s departure.
However, on a side note, 2011 second round draft choice Josh Harrellson (or “Jorts”), the man the Knicks hope heralds just as much, if not more, potential, is a local hero due to some recent noble actions in Kentucky
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