One might assume that having the 2011 slam dunk contest champion on one’s team would provide an advantage when participating in the same contest.
As Clippers center DeAndre Jordan tells it, though, one would be wrong in that assumption.
“None,” Jordan said glumly when asked what advice his teammate Blake Griffin gave him for Saturday night’s dunk contest. “He told me not to miss dunks. And to focus. Great advice. These guys are terrible, man.”
Jordan was only joking. It’s not really that serious for him. All of this is fun. In his ninth NBA season, Jordan is finally an All-Star. He’ll play in Sunday’s game after participating in Saturday’s dunk...