2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Video Recap

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Justin Bieber, your All-Star MVP
Travel day today back from Phoenix, so I'm submitting the ultimate Cliffs Notes version of dominant performances during the NBA All Star weekend. (I'll be back at full blog strength tomorrow.)

Here goes:

- Justin Bieber was named most valuable player of the celebrity game on the strength of a surprisingly quick crossover dribble and the blind adoration of thousands of preteen girls. He promptly fulfilled his contractual obligations by giving Usher 90 percent of the MVP trophy.

- James Jones won the three-point shooting contest and promptly received a five-year, $75 million offer from Isiah Thomas to come play two guard for him at Florida International.

- Despite vehement protest from Christina Aguilera, Josh Groban welcomed "the ramparts" back to the national anthem.

- Apparently there were people watching Rihanna's lips because Twitter was littered with tweets about her lack of lip-synching skills. I never made it past her thighs and fruity booty. BIG fan of Rihanna.

- Kobe said all sorts of bullshit about it being time for the younger generation to take over and then promptly went out and took 26 shots, one short of the All Star game record.

BLAKE GRIFFIN (Winner)

There are about a hundred different iterations of Griffin's performance Saturday night on YouTube. I liked this one the best because it's from the vantage point of a fan underneath the hoop. Crazy good. We had a discussion at the hotel bar Saturday night, me and a few of the other soccer dads, and we were trying to pinpoint Blake Griffin's dunk style as compared to past dunk contest legends. We came up with Dominique Wilkins if you put him in Karl Malone's body (and gave him Dennis Johnson's freckles). Sounds about right.

SERGE IBAKA

Silver lining with this dunk is that the door has now been opened for Blake Griffin to save the teddy bears of all nine of Antonio Cromartie's kids on the same dunk in 2012.

DEMAR DEROZAN

Any time someone needs to avoid decapitation on a dunk, the contest is better. Thank you, DeMar DeRozan.

JAVALE MCGEE

The least impressive of the signature dunks in the contest because (1) this was done with almost zero force and (2) it took McGee four or five energy-sapping attempts to convert, and through the magic of editing you've been spared these.

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Anywardaniel
Anywardaniel

l think blake did his part at the contest that title was ment to be his

Weck
Weck

I have to think that the Crenshaw choir's use of an R Kelly song had a more scarring effect on the faux-hawked little punk than the loss of a stuffed animal.

H_e_x
H_e_x

The car dunk was boring as hell. Didn't deserve the win.

Aaron
Aaron

Rihanna can have it all...

Robertsonodell
Robertsonodell

why you a-- holes like too make fun of peoples you cant chew gum and walk at the same time

Nathan Miller
Nathan Miller

Blake Griffin is unbelievable. Still, that Serge Ibaka dunk was just hilarious.

big red
big red

What a jackass Kenny Smith is. If I pay that much for a seat, and some asshole tells me, no instructs me, to stand up, I tell him to go fuck himself. And why hasn't anyone taught him that chewing gum with your mouth open is not only bad manners, it is gross.

ball
ball

the car dunk was overrated...i think any of those players can do that..as a matter of a fact any one can do that being in the dunk contest, as well DEROZAN GOT ROBBED AGAIN..his first dunk is difficult as heck yet he got 44 wtf...and Mcgee dunked three balls i have never seen that before that SICK....

H_e_x
H_e_x

I bet any athlete from any sport could jump over a car. The NBA just wanted him to win because he is good or some other crap. He's good but he's not the next big thing.

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