Blake Griffin promises, then delivers

Rookie wins dunk contest by not overthinking what his athleticism can achieve

Updated: February 20, 2011, 9:31 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- It is a code, more than a set of rules. An understanding among stuntmen.

Always say, "Yes" before thinking anything all the way though.

Always overprepare to overcompensate for being so rash to respond.

Then just do it.

It was hard to believe there could be a way Los Angeles Clippers rookie Blake Griffin could ever live up to the stage that had been set before him at All-Star Weekend.

It was harder still to imagine him topping some of the dunks he already ...

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