Clippers forward Blake Griffin highlights slam dunk contest


This article was originally on a blog post platform and may be missing photos, graphics or links. See About archive blog posts.

Clippers forward Blake Griffin, who has become must-see TV because of his slam dunks, will be in the NBA’s slam dunk contest, sources said Tuesday night.

Joining Griffin will be Washington Wizards 7-foot centerJaVale McGee, Oklahoma City Thunder 6-10 forward Serge Ibaka and Milwaukee Bucks 6-1 guard Brandon Jennings, sources said.

Jennings, who attended Dominguez High in Compton before he finished his high school career at Oak Hill Academy, has a broken right foot and is expected to be out four to six weeks, but he is expected to be healthy for All-Star weekend.


Griffin, the Clippers’ 6-10 rookie power forward, has put on an amazing display of dunks that has caught the attention of NBA fans.

He’ll have a chance to show is stuff during All-Star weekend at Staples Center. The dunk contest will be Feb. 19.

Lakers guard Shannon Brown, who was in the dunk contest last year, won’t be in it this year.

The official announcement of the dunk contest participants will be this Thursday (5 p.m. West Coast time) on TNT.

-- Broderick Turner