The Sprite Slam Dunk contest has a little more buzz this year than in recent seasons thanks to the inclusion of rookie sensation Blake Griffin. The guy has been putting up highlight dunks on a nightly basis in LA and tonight he has a chance to take the slam dunk title. Reports are that we may see something from Griffin tonight that's never been done before. Jump a car.â†µ â†µ
It's almost hard to conceive of he could both leap even a small car at all, let alone dunk a basketball at some point in this jump... Either way, all eyes will be on Griffin tonight.
Griffin will be joined in this year's dunk contest by DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors, Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the 7 footer JaVale McGee from the Washington Wizards. Other than Griffin it's not a star laden field, but these guys can all throw down.