Maybe you’re a big fan of the Slam Dunk Contest. Maybe you’re more like me and just can’t get excited about it. Last year’s contest lacked creativity and was pretty boring as a result. With Blake Griffin agreeing to participate in the 2011 Dunk Contest, expectations are high. Everyone is hoping Blake will use his freakish athleticism to come up with something new, and it certainly wouldn’t surprise us if he did. After all, he’s on his way to becoming one of the greatest dunkers of all-time.
Aside from Griffin, the other three contestants are Serge Ibaka of the Thunder, JaVale McGee of the Wizards, and Brandon Jennings of the Bucks. Ibaka and McGee make sense, but why Jennings? We’re a little over a third of the way through the NBA season, and here’s how many dunks each of the contestants have thrown down this year:
Griffin — 83
McGee — 57
Ibaka — 41
Jennings — 2