Blake Griffin has taken the NBA by storm this year with an array of impressive slam dunks and is the prohibitive favorite to win tonight's NBA Slam Dunk Contest in Los Angeles. (Especially if he jumps over a car.) Griffin's been the driving force of the Los Angeles Clippers this year, combining a deft touch near the rim with some awesome athleticism to make the "rookie" from Oklahoma — it's Griffin's second year in the NBA, but he missed the entire 2009-10 season with a knee injury — one of the league's most exciting players. Griffin played in the Rookie-Sophomore Challenge on Friday night, will compete in the Slam Dunk Contest tonight, and should play for the West in the All-Star Game on Sunday.
But it's his appearance tonight that should highlight Griffin's All-Star Weekend. Can we even expect to see from Griffin tonight, if his highlight reel is already so thoroughly exhilarating?
His oop off John Wall's bounce pass alley in last night's game may be the least replicable dunk in Griffin's arsenal.
Griffin's early-season throwdowns over the Knicks' Timofey Mozgov may have been his most thunderous of the year.
ESPN's top 10 dunks of Griffin's first half is pretty good...
...but 137 dunks in two minutes is a much stronger highlight reel.
Throughout the day, be sure to check back with this StoryStream, which we'll be updating with more highlight reels and updates from tonight's dunk contest. And to follow along with other Blake Griffin lovers, check out our Los Angeles Clippers fans, Clips Nation.