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NBA Dunk Contest: Paul George Borrows Jam From People's Champ

DeMar DeRozan had the best jam of the 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest ... at least according to our voters. But the judges jobbed him to push Blake Griffin into the final round, where he dunked over a KIA Optima for the crown. DeRozan is more or less the best dunker since Gerald Wallace to lose the league's annual paean to flight; he retired after 2011's disrespect, so we won't get to see his best work on Saturday night.

Unless ...

I like that sound of that.

Like DeRozan, George is incredibly athletic and long. While we still need to see the wing's technical skills and showmanship in the high pressure of the Dunk Contest, my hopes are high.

Be sure to check out our Paul George dunk contest preview before the event Saturday evening. Follow all of our coverage in our 2012 NBA All-Star Saturday StoryStream.