Griffin headlines Slam Dunk contest

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin slam dunks against the San Antonio Spurs during their...

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin slam dunks against the San Antonio Spurs during their pre-season NBA basketball game in Mexico City October 12, 2010. (REUTERS/Henry Romero)

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NEW YORK -- Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin headlines the participants in the NBA Slam Dunk contest during All-Star weekend next month.

The dunk contest will take place on Saturday, February 19 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, the day before the All-Star Game.

Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings, Oklahoma City Thunder forward/center Serge Ibaka and Washington Wizards center JaVale McGee are the other contestants in the competition.

A new champion will be crowned this year since two-time defending title holder Nate Robinson is not participating.


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