Blake Griffin Wins 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest By Jumping Over A Car!Category: Basketball
Even before the 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest has begun, many have already proclaimed LA Clippers forward Blake Griffin as the hands-down favorite to take home the crown this year.
After all, he has already been named as one of NBA’s top three best dunkers… of all time! And to think he has only played just half a season.
Well, check out Blake Griffin’s highlight dunks if you don’t believe this claim.
Anyway, in the 2011 Sprite NBA Slam Dunk Contest finals, Blake “High Griffinition” Griffin brought a choir and a car for his final dunk.
With the choir singing R Kelly’s iconic “I Believe I Can Fly”, Griffin caught team mate Baron Davis’ pass in mid-air and dunked over the car.
Griffin received 68 percent of the fan voting that determines the final result to win over the Washington Wizards’ JaVale McGee.
Other 2011 Slam Dunk Contest participants include Toronto Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan and Oklahoma City Thunder’s Serge Ibaka who were both eliminated in the First Round.
Here are the other memorable dunks of the night:
first dunk in the Finals – Off the Backboard with the Forearm Hang
first dunk in the First Round – 450 Degree Dunk
first dunk in the Second Round – Windmill Alley-Oop
first dunk in the First Round – Dunks Two Balls in Two Hoops
first dunk in the Final Round – Dunks From Under the Backboard
first dunk in the First Round – Dunk from the Free-Throw Line
second dunk in the First Round – Takes the Toy off the Rim
first dunk in the First Round – East Bay Funk
first dunk in the Second Round – Alley-oop Reverse Windmill Jam
The 2011 NBA Sprite Slam Dunk Contest was held on NBA All-Star Saturday Night, February 19, 2011 at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.
It is part of NBA All-Star 2011, which also includes the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam, NBA All-Star Saturday Night presented by State Farm featuring the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, Haier Shooting Stars and Taco Bell Skills Challenge; NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by Adidas; and the 60th NBA All-Star Game.If you want to receive my latest posts, please subscribe to my full feed RSS or have them delivered through email. Just enter your email address below and hit the Subscribe button.