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NBA Dunk Contest 2011: Blake Griffin Car Dunk Conspiracy Theory

I think I may know the real reason why Blake Griffin won the 2011 NBA Dunk Contest and JaVale McGee didn't. Two words: product placement.

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Griffin's winning attempt had him jumping over a car driven by Baron Davis. You might think that Griffin would choose a real elaborate car like a Porsche or a Cadillac or something. But no. He chose a Kia Optima. Why? Because the Kia Optima is apparently the official vehicle of the NBA.

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I'm not saying that the dunk wasn't cool. It was. He jumped over the whole freakin' car.

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All I'm saying is that its awfully convenient that Griffin would win the NBA Dunk Contest after utilizing a product that sponsors the NBA. We've got to believe that Kia wrote a check to somebody to make sure that Griffin used an Optima and not any other car, right? Who's to say that Kia didn't also write a check to make sure that Griffin would be declared the winner?

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Let this be a lesson to you, McGee. Next time maybe you can dunk the ball while drinking a can of Sprite or something. Guaranteed winner!