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Blake Griffin: I won't defend dunk contest crown

Posted on: February 3, 2012 3:13 am
 
Posted by Ben Golliver 

Blake Griffin says he does not plan to defend his Dunk Contest crown. (Getty Images)

You can hear the Kia executives breaking down in tears around the world.

Los Angeles Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin said Thursday that he does not plan to defend his 2011 Slam Dunk Contest title.

ESPNLA.com reports that Griffin plans to take it easier during the 2012 All-Star Weekend in Orlando than he did at 2011 All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles.
"As of right now I don't plan on being in it," Griffin said Thursday night. "Those dunk contests aren't my thing, I said that last year. There's a lot of guys that can put on a great show and do some good stuff."

"Last year was hectic and it kind of made it unenjoyable," Griffin said. "So this year, we'll see what will happen, but I will try to tone it down a bit and get a break instead of being so busy."

Griffin won the 2011 Dunk Contest by jumping over a Kia while catching an alley-oop pass from then teammate Baron Davis. His absence would take a lot of steam out of this year's contest, considering that he was the one All-Star who appeared in the 2011 version. Love him or hate him, you can't replace him.

Earlier this week, Griffin threw down arguably the dunk of the year, posterizing Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins.

Miami Heat All-Star forward LeBron James said that he is giving consideration to participating in this year's Dunk Contest, although nothing is finalized. James has made similar indications in previous years but has yet to participate.

On Thursday, the NBA announced that Griffin, 22, was voted by the fans to the starting lineup of the Western Conference All-Star team. 
Comments

Since: Mar 20, 2011
Posted on: February 4, 2012 7:59 pm
 

Blake Griffin: I won't defend dunk contest crown

Waiting for the 720..then everything has been done in NBA's (not and one)



Since: Mar 20, 2011
Posted on: February 4, 2012 7:58 pm
 

Blake Griffin: I won't defend dunk contest crown

Man Lebron has been saying that for two years now, he's just trying to see who's going to be in the dunk contest so if he feels like he can win he's all in. He doesnt do it for the fans he's all about Lebron Lame ass James.


Post of the day SGT.



Since: Feb 7, 2010
Posted on: February 3, 2012 7:22 pm
 

Blake Griffin: I won't defend dunk contest crown

I agree with ya, McGee was the top dunker in the contest.  However, I think we would all agree that Blake Griffin is the best dunker when it comes to game situations.  As far as the contest went, I was more impressed with Ibaka's dunks than Blakes.  Blake Griffin only had one really nice dunk and that was in the semi's.  Blake definitely got the home court advantage...I hate Vince Carter but I was watching some old dunk contests last year and I missed the one he entered back then and saw it recently...WOW!  Also, Stevie "Franchise" had a pretty awesome dunk from that particular contest (maybe'03?)



Since: Jan 22, 2012
Posted on: February 3, 2012 5:52 pm
 

Blake Griffin: I won't defend dunk contest crown

Man Lebron has been saying that for two years now, he's just trying to see who's going to be in the dunk contest so if he feels like he can win he's all in. He doesnt do it for the fans he's all about Lebron Lame ass James.



Since: Oct 22, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2012 1:09 pm
 

Blake Griffin: I won't defend dunk contest crown

Are you kidding me?  What planet are you from?  Can YOU dunk?  And finally SHUTUP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Jun 26, 2011
Posted on: February 3, 2012 12:48 pm
 

Blake Griffin: I won't defend dunk contest crown

I really thought that Mcgee had better dunks in the finals last year.  I'm a Washington fan so maybe there is some favoritism in my judgement, but I just wanted to know if anyone else agreed with me.



Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2012 12:47 pm
 

Blake Griffin: I won't defend dunk contest crown

Wow he is 7 foot with and almost 10 foot with his arms raised.  Does he even need to jump?



Since: Oct 20, 2010
Posted on: February 3, 2012 12:39 pm
 

Blake Griffin: I won't defend dunk contest crown

I was not impressed by his dunk last year. He only jumped over the hood of a little kia..How bout the people that made dunks from the foul line? Thats worth talking about. Dont get it twisted, he is a beast but wasnt impressed last year.




Since: Feb 3, 2012
Posted on: February 3, 2012 12:10 pm
 

Blake Griffin: I won't defend dunk contest crown

A slam dunk is a type of basketball shot that is performed when a player jumps in the air and manually powers the ball downward through the basket

Is that not the same as a "THROW DOWN"??



Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2012 11:05 am
 

Blake Griffin: I won't defend dunk contest crown

The dunk contest hasnt been good since Jordan and the boys...Although VC made it interesting. The Akron Choke Artist...PLEASE! Nobody is more disliked.


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