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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Blake Griffin And Brandon Jennings Among Dunk Contest Participants

The Sprite Slam Dunk contest will be super-sized this season. According to sources, the participants for the 2011 edition of the slam dunk competition that will be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles will include Blake Griffin, Brandon Jennings, Serge Ibaka and JaVale McGee. Take away Jennings and the other participants are all over 6-10. Oh joy.

At least the dunk contest will have some home town flavor to it, as Griffin plays for the Los Angeles Clippers and Jennings is a product of Compton, CA which is only about 10 miles or so from Staples. I too hail from the Hub City (Compton for the outsiders) and am a long time Clipper supporter so I will be a little torn with who to root for. Needless to say but besides Griffin and Jennings there may not be much excitement in this season's edition. It's not a lot of fun to watch extremely tall players dunk for exhibition purposes. Jennings made the dunk contest rounds back when he was a HS senior at Oak Hills and it rumored to have a vertical leap that's close to 40 inches. He is currently recovering from an injury but should be healthy by all-star weekend.

 Click each participant's name above for a few of their dunk highlights.


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