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Griffin revives, revs up dunk contest

Originally Published: February 20, 2011
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- Welcome back, dunk contest. We missed you.

An event that had become a tired, trite exhibition in recent years was saved from jumping the shark Saturday; instead, Blake Griffin jumped a car.

And while some may complain about home cooking in the judging, the dunk contest has always been about entertainment rather than objectivity. This was the most entertaining one in years, and it had the best execution to boot.

The general pattern of the last several contests ...

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