Blake Griffin will certainly be the favorite to win the 2011 NBA All Star Slam Dunk Contest, that is, of course, if the NBA ever invites him.
According to Chris Tomasson of FanHouse, Griffin has yet to be invited to the weekend festivities.
Clippers’ Blake Griffin said he still hasn’t heard anything from NBA for inclusion in dunk contest in L.A. He’s said he would participate.
I’m not sure why the NBA is stalling on the invite, but if they’re worried about the expense of postage I’m sure Griffin wouldn’t mind an evite. Griffin should be the first one on the NBAs list and a favorite to win the contest once he is formally invited.