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2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest: Clippers Blake Griffin Dunks Over Car (VIDEO)

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin and Washington Wizards center JaVale McGee put on quite a show in the 2011 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. But Griffin ultimately stole the show with a little bit of showmanship on the penultimate dunk of the evening.

Griffin's "coach," TNT analyst Kenny Smith, served as ring master of what turned out to be a half-court circus on the Staples Center floor. Smith called out the Crenshaw Select Choir to sing R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly" as a Kia Optima settled into place under the basket.

To complete the trick dunk, Griffins' teammate Baron Davis got into the car, stationed himself at the sunroof and tossed Griffin the ball. The rookie forward jumped over the hood of the Kia and finished the two-handed jam.

McGee, who started the competition by becoming the first player to dunk a basketball into two buckets at the same time and dunked three balls in rapid succession, finished with a rather pedestrian dunk off of the backboard. Griffin won the online vote handily.

Here's the video of Griffin's final dunk compliments of YouTube.


Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.