Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 at 2:00 pm  |  34 responses

Blake Griffin Wants to Be in the Dunk Contest

The League’s most explosive dunker tells NBA.com that if the powers that be want him there, he’ll take part in the aerial show. Giddy up: “NBA.com: Tell us, right here and now, that you’re going to participate in the Slam Dunk Contest. BG: ‘That would be cool. If it’s something that the league wants me to do, I’ll probably try to do it.’ NBA.com: Do you already know what dunks you would do? BG: ‘Not really. I really don’t work on them a lot. If it turns out I’m going to do it, I’ll try to think of something creative.’ NBA.com: Dwight Howard has said he’s done with dunk contests, so you won’t have a chance to jump over him the way Nate Robinson did. Maybe you could bring Timofey Mozgov with you and re-create your dunk against the Knicks. By the way, you’re undefeated in these things, right? BG: ‘Yes. But I haven’t done one at a level as high as this one. I did the McDonald’s All-America contest when I was in high school. And I did a couple other small ones in Oklahoma.’”

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  • JTaylor21

    Does he really have to beg to be in it?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Negetivekreep

    Finally the dunk contest is finally worth watching again WHOA!!!


    Dunk contest better welcome him with open arms cause that event has been sh!tty lately.

  • http://ballislife.com Stephon

    I hope that he doesn’t let us down like Shannon Brown did last year

  • jdsmallz

    you would think stern would of told him he was already in ages ago…then again hes not the sharpest tool in the shed

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom


  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    co-sign Stephon

  • http://bluefont.com Hisham

    I demand Gerald Green, Gerald Wallace, Larry Hughes, Darrel Armstrong, Jerry Stackhouse, Deshawn Stevenson, Shannon Brown and Birdman Anderson to be in there and whoever gets the first make, wins!

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Like I’ve said on here before, Blake is the best IN-GAME dunker in the NBA, but I don’t we’d see anything too special from him in a dunk contest, unless he’s allowed to use the Knicks frontcourt as a prop.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    *don’t think

  • LD

    Nate needs to be in it. I know he had that one bad round where it took him 15 times to dunk, but I like the other antics like when Paul Pierce brought out the fold out of Nate, but Nate decided to replace the fold out so Gerald Green could dunk over him. That was nice.

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    It would be foolish not to have Blake in the contest. People wanna see him dunk! But people wanted to see LeBron dunk too and look what happened there…

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Timofey Mozgov as a prop? I approve!

  • http://Www.slamonline.com Myles brown

    Update: No one else wants to be in the dunk contest.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    if hes not in it then im not even going to watch it

  • Stepfan

    He a game dunker. The Dunk Contest is dead

  • http://google c_cantrell

    and shout out to james jones.. dude better be in the 3 point contest this year or ima be pissed

  • onlyclipsfanonslam

    don’t know if he would be the best contest dunker. Paul George should probably be in it, I think he would be a great contest dunker. He jumped over Roy Hibbert after a practice.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/media/slam-tv/2010/08/video-michael-jordans-love-of-the-game/ notblack

    Turkalu for the dunk contest!… JK


    A bottom feeder team who won’t make the playoffs should sign JAMES “FLIGHT” WHITE to a 10 day contract. Did you see the NBDL Dunk Contest last year. I don’t understand why the powers that be won’t let it happen. They damn near owe it to the fans. If he were to get in, they could give him the trophy the night before during halftime of the rookie/sophmore game cause NO ONE else would have a shot….not even Blake Griffin.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    I dont know if blake has tricks. Guess we will find out. ….. Hisham, take gerald green off that list.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    i watched dude dominate in a dunk contest in okc when he was in high school and was surprised by his variety of dunks… he has a nicer dunk package than what most would expect

  • http://sjkdflsf.com Jukai

    Well, now Lebron NEEDS to do it, along with Wade and Iguadala.

  • http://hibachisabas.blogspot.com/ Toni Kukoc


  • Drew

    whoever said LeBron needs to be in the Dunk Contest is outta their minds. The guy has one dunk and that’s it…same sh*t everytime. Anyways, LET BLAKE DUNK!!

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    I was ABOUT to write “free Blake Griffin” before I saw that the man who claims to be Toni Kukoc stole my line. Great minds think alike, TK.

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  • http://slamonline.com Yknot

    Heart of Iowa just said what I’ve been thinking since his Florida days! Free James Flight White. Let Flight Dunk. Whatever slogan you need. White man can jump?

  • OvaChicken

    J.r. smith , Andre Iggy, Professor Griff, Shannon Brown, Jevale McGhee. Cant umph with dat can u ?

  • OvaChicken

    I knew it :-)

  • http://www.slamonline.com Clyde

    Definitely has in-game dunking on lock, I think he deserves to be in the contest if he wants to be.

  • Jose

    idk how he’ll do in a dunk contest, but i mean, his dunks are man enough to let him in…..mcgee should get a go, i mean w/ all those fails, he’s gotta make up for it somehow….

  • the Dude

    BG will win it with a 720, which has been done but not in the Association.