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Blake Griffin says he'll skip the dunk contest (probably)

February 3, 2012 | 10:02 am


Blake Griffin dunked over a car (or, really, the hood of a car) to win the NBA slam dunk contest last year. So how will the reigning champion top it during this year's All-Star Weekend in Orlando?

He (probably) won't.

After his team's 112-91 loss to Denver on Thursday, Griffin said he didn't plan on being in the dunk contest and that the event wasn't "my thing." He added that he'd like to just sit back and enjoy watching it.

Of course, word that the reigning champion will miss the dunk contest is somewhat deflating news, especially considering his recent highlight dunk over Kendrick Perkins.

But remember: Griffin, who was voted as a starter for the Western Conference all-star team on Thursday, didn't for sure say he wouldn't enter the contest. What did he say? "I'm not sure."


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Photo: Blake Griffin. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times.