Originally Posted by Rake2204
I'm not sure I'd say he paved the way for prolific dunkers to be successful. There were great dunkers who became good ball players before him as well as after. Further, Stacey Augmon is virtually from the same era, perhaps two years behind Kemp in terms of his arrival in the NBA. If Kemp couldn't play ball and could only dunk, he'd have been another Kenny Walker. I think it's the same with anyone else. The NBA's always welcomed prolific dunkers if they could play.
Of course, none of that takes away from the fact that Shawn Kemp is one of my favorite dunkers of all-time. Finding rare clips of his is like discovering gold.
You got it backwards. Kemp came into the league in the 89-90 season. Augmon 91-92. Same era. Remember both of them really well. The Reign Man and Plastic Man.
About Griffin he's taken it coast to coast and finish several times. He has great handles for a PF.