2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest: The Blake Griffin Car Dunk Has Everyone Buzzing

Blake Griffin is already the talk of NBA All-Star Weekend. He already had seven dunks last night in the Rookie Challenge, and is slated to play in the All-Star Game on Sunday. But the event everyone is waiting for is the Slam Dunk Contest tonight. There was talk earlier today that Griffin would try to dunk over a car; that is looking more and more like a reality now, which would be the biggest prop dunk in contest history.

Griffin is already the heavy crowd favorite, playing on his home floor, but dunking over a car would take his profile to a whole new level. SB Nation's Rohan Cruyff of At The Hive is covering All-Star Weekend at Staples Center, and snapped a picture of the apparent car in question:

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As Tom Ziller noted on SB Nation, KIA is a title sponsor of Sunday's All-Star Game, so "the awestriking idea of Blake Griffin dunking over a car becomes Blake Griffin dunking over product placement." That makes Griffin dunking over a car that much more likely. Be prepared to set your faces to stunned.

NBA All-Star Saturday Night began it's telecast on TNT at 5 p.m. PST. The Sprite Slam Dunk Contest will be the final event of the night, probably starting around 7:30 p.m., following Haier Shooting Stars, the Taco Bell Skills Competition, and the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest.

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