Clippers' Griffin leaps car to win dunk contest

Blake Griffin leaped over a car and threw
down a two-handed dunk to the accompaniment of a gospel choir,
winning the slam dunk contest in iconic style before his hometown
fans on All-Star Saturday.
The Los Angeles Clippers rookie caught a pass out of the sunroof
from teammate Baron Davis and easily cleared the 2011 Kia Optima's
hood while the Crenshaw Select Choir sang "I Believe I Can Fly"
at midcourt.
The inventive slam drove home the obvious point of the All-Star
weekend's silly Saturday: Griffin has both the raw athleticism and
the showtime flair to be the NBA's next big star.
Finalist Javale McGee of Washington and Toronto's DeMar DeRozan
didn't stand a chance despite their own inventive dunks at Staples
Center.