Clippers All-Star Blake Griffin jumped over a Kia Optima with a gospel choir singing “I Believe I Can Fly” to win the 2011 Sprite Slam Dunk contest. While it was not the most spectacular dunk of the night (or even from Griffin) it capped one of the most entertaining dunk competitions in many years.
While many conceded that Griffin was the runaway favorite, JaValee McGee, DeMar DeRosen, and Serge Ibaka gave the Blake show a run for his money. They brought an array of creative dunks that included slamming on two hoops at once, biting teddy bears off the rim and dunking from the foul line. But in the end it was Griffins raw power that edged out the competition.
Griffin dedicated the win to his friend Wilson Holloway who died this week of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Watch the final round below courtesy of MrWorldPremiere.net.
NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Winners