Originally written on SLAM Online  |  Last updated 2/3/12
The League’s most ferocious dunker says he doesn’t plan on defending his Slam Dunk Contest title during All-Star Weekend this year. Per ESPN: “As of right now I don’t plan on being in it,” Griffin said Thursday night. “Those dunk contests aren’t my thing, I said that last year. There’s a lot of guys that can put on a great show and do some good stuff.’ Last year Griffin won the slam dunk contest, played in the Rookie Challenge and played in the All-Star Game during a whirlwind All-Star weekend in Los Angeles. This year, Griffin, who will be a first-time starter, would like to simply enjoy the weekend and play in the All-Star Game on Sunday. ‘Last year was hectic and it kind of made it unenjoyable,’ Griffin said. ‘So this year, we’ll see what will happen, but I will try to tone it down a bit and get a break instead of being so busy.’ Griffin’s teammate, Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, could take Griffin’s place in the slam dunk contest, but Jordan said he has not been contacted
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