Biracial cutie Blake Griffin, who is said to be of Haitian-American and Caucasian descent, wins the 2011 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest.
Although not the most impressive shot of the evening (cue Washington Wizards' JaVale McGee and dunking on two baskets at once), it was certainly the most theatrical (sorry to Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka, the bear and the cute Asian kid with the fly Mohawk).
Griffin's hilarious slam-dunk coach Kenny Smith rolled out the theatrics with a Kia, a Crenshaw choir singing R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly," and a gleam in his eyes like a kid who was just about to get away with sneaking a piece of candy at church.
LA Clippers rookie Griffin comfortably cleared the car's hood to make the dunk, with a surprise appearance from teammate Baron Davis who popped out of the Kia's sunroof.
His reportedly close-knit family must be so proud. His father was a basketball center and track standout at NAIA Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Griffin and his older brother, Taylor Griffin, were home-schooled by their mother from first grade until Taylor was in the tenth grade and Blake was in eight. They certainly did a good job as parents, if Blake's humility is anything to go by.
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