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Blake Griffin Dunks Over A KIA Optima SX In 2011 Slam Dunk Contest

Blake Griffin dunked over the hood of a KIA Optima SX off of a pass from Baron Davis through the moon roof with a choir singing R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly" in the final round of the 2011 Slam Dunk Contest. The build-up was incredible, even if the dunk itself was rather mundane. Griffin's coach Kenny Smith said after the dunk that the pass from Davis wasn't where it was supposed to be; it's unclear if Davis was supposed to go off the backboard or whether Griffin needed the ball higher.

Rumors swirled about an over-a-car dunk from Griffin all day, but the Clippers' rookie saved the dunk for the final round. KIA is the title sponsor of the NBA's All-Star Game; Griffin was voted onto the West All-Star by coaches. Griffin was facing Wizards center JaVale McGee in the final round. Serge Ibaka and DeMar DeRozan helped the finalists put on a show in the first round.