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Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin, center, dunks over a car after teammate Baron Davis threw him the ball from the sunroof during the Slam Dunk Contest at the NBA All Star Weekend in Los Angeles, Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Mark Ralston, Pool)
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Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin, center, dunks over a car after teammate Baron Davis threw him the ball from the sunroof during the Slam Dunk Contest at the NBA All Star Weekend in Los Angeles, Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Mark Ralston, Pool)

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