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2011 Dunk Contest

  1. This car dunk blows Blake Griffin’s away

    Mar 10, 2011, 12:51 PM EST

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    We all know it, the Blake Griffin car dunk was style over substance. Sizzle not steak. Jessica Alba to Scarlett Johansson. (Hey, Scarlett can actually act.) Well meet Guy Dupey, part of the And1 crew. He pulled off this car dunk in Poland that blows Griffin’s away. This my friends is steak with the sizzle. Blake,…

  2. Video: Top Dunks from February

    Mar 4, 2011, 11:28 PM EST

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    We may be four days late with this video, but it’s Friday night, did you really want to read a breakdown of the Nets/Raptors game? As one might expect, this has plenty of dunks from the All-Star Weekend Dunk Contest, but the good news is they didn’t put Blake Griffin’s Car Dunk number one. No,…

  3. Spending All-Star Weekend with Blake Griffin

    Mar 3, 2011, 2:26 PM EST

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    Because we can’t seem to get enough of all things Blake Griffin…. NBA TV is about to air a new show “24 Hours with Blake Griffin” starting Friday (the premiere is Friday, 6 p.m. Eastern). The show follows Griffin as he is the rock star of All-Star Weekend, doing the Rookie Challenge, the Slam Dunk…

  4. DeMar DeRozan is done with the prop dunk contest

    Feb 22, 2011, 3:23 PM EST

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    DeMar DeRozan came out and really rocked it last weekend. Not like Lenny Kravitz, we mean in a good way. He came out for the dunk contest Saturday and threw it down old school. Forget the cars and the second backboard and stuffed animals hanging from the rim. He came out and just dunked. He…

  5. Video: DeMar DeRozan’s “Show Stopper” dunk, in slow-motion

    Feb 21, 2011, 5:55 PM EST

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    One last trip back to the Saturday night dunk contest, something fun to watch on a game-free night. On a night with dunks over cars and stuffed animals grabbed in people’s mouths, Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan may have had the best of the non-prop dunks. You can argue that Blake Griffin’s tornado dunk was better, but…

  6. Video: JaVale McGee dunks two balls at once

    Feb 20, 2011, 1:04 PM EST

    JaVale McGee from the Washington Wizards

    Sure, the car dunk won Blake Griffin the Dunk Contest. But for our money this was the dunk of the night — JaVale McGee, two balls and two rims. It topped our rankings. This was both crazy and athletic. And you can throw in creative, too. It’s worth watching again. And again. And…

  7. Video: Blake Griffin dunks over a car

    Feb 20, 2011, 10:45 AM EST

    Sprite Slam Dunk Contest

    This is the dunk everybody is talking about. It wasn’t even the best dunk of the night (not in our rankings) but it was something you have never seen before. It was a spectacle. It was entertaining. It was Blake Griffin winning the NBA Dunk Contest. It was the dunk that in three years everyone…

  8. Blake Griffin jumps Dunk Contest over car, into new era of spectacle

    Feb 20, 2011, 12:40 AM EST

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    The days of the Dominique tomahawk are gone. The Jordan cradle dunk is a dinosaur. Throwing it off the backboard to yourself is passé. Blake Griffin dunked over a car while a gospel choir sang at midcourt. And he is your 2011 Slam Dunk Contest champion. It was impressive and entertaining. That, my friends, is…

  9. All-Star Saturday/Dunk Contest live blog

    Feb 19, 2011, 7:50 PM EST

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    Saturday night’s alright for… dunk contests. And if you throw in a Skills Contest we’ll take it. No, we don’t really want the Shooting Stars, it’s okay. We’re going to be chatting live through all of it, feel free to jump in and have some fun.

  10. Dunk Contest preview: What’s with all the big guys?

    Feb 19, 2011, 11:50 AM EST

    Blake Griffin

    You know why Nate Robinson and Spud Webb won the dunk contest? Because we love to see the little guys who can get up. We mere mortals identify with guys who are not quite six foot jumping over Dwight Howard and throwing it down. This year’s Saturday night Dunk Contest? Battle of the big guys.…

  11. Blake Griffin becomes the NBA’s reluctant new celebrity

    Feb 17, 2011, 3:35 PM EST

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    Blake Griffin wants to be just a regular guy. Not on the court — there he is fully at home on the stage. There he wants to win. He wants to destroy you. And dunk on you ferociously. But when your dunks electrify stadiums and bring life to a dormant franchise, when you have the…

  12. Video: DeMar DeRozan getting ready for the Dunk Contest

    Feb 15, 2011, 12:54 PM EST

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    Everyone talks about Blake Griffin having the home court advantage in the NBA All-Star Dunk Contest Saturday night because his Clippers play at Staples Center. DeMar DeRozan may be a Raptor, but he is an L.A. guy too — he went to high school in Compton then played his college ball at USC. He will…

  13. At some point the Bucks are going to get healthy… right?

    Jan 14, 2011, 3:35 PM EST

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    The Milwaukee Bucks — who played the toughest schedule in the league for the first couple months of the season — are finally in a place to reap the rewards of that with some softies…. If they could just get healthy. Maybe they are starting to get there. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jennings…

  14. Brandon Jennings gives everyone courtside pair of signature shoes

    Jan 8, 2011, 2:00 PM EST

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    Because the people who can afford courtside seats are the ones who need more free stuff…. Brandon Jennings wanted celebrate being invited into the Dunk Contest and to say thank you to Bucks fans who have stuck with this team through a rough first part of the season — the Buck’s offense is the worst…

  15. Blake Griffin has some “things up my sleeve” for dunk contest

    Jan 5, 2011, 8:58 PM EST

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    It wasn’t just basketball fans thinking about Blake Griffin in the All-Star Dunk Contest, apparently he’s been thinking about it, too. In a video interview on NBA.com (via The Rookie Wall), Griffin says in his kind of understated way that he has been thinking about this and may have a few ideas. “I think I’m…

  16. It’s official: Blake Griffin to beat JaVale McGee, Serge Ibaka, Brandon Jennings in dunk contest

    Jan 5, 2011, 3:43 PM EST

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    Word leaked out about this Tuesday night so the NBA decided to just make it official on Wednesday: Your 2011 All-Star Saturday Dunk Contest participants are Blake Griffin (Clippers), JaVale McGee (Wizards), Serge Ibaka (Thunder) and Brandon Jennings (Bucks). Let’s be honest, this is essentially Blake Griffin — on his home court at Staples Center…

  17. Dwight Howard says he has “retired for life” from dunk contest

    Dec 14, 2010, 8:59 AM EST

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    In 2008 we were all buzzing about how Dwight Howard brought the dunk contest All-Star weekend back from the dead. The sticker dunk, the Superman dunk — he was flying high and he was creative. The next season he had a fun battle with Nate Robinson. Last season… not so much. No Dwight Howard, no…

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