Lets start here. Javale McGee is a better dunker than Blake Griffin. Anyone who watched the contest tonight knows this is a fact. McGee has the ability to do things that Blake simply can't. However, it was obviously in the NBA's best interests for Blake to win. They need to prop up their new poster boy. He's playing on his home stage. He's reviving a long time laughable, even by our standards, franchise. He rules all the internets. Blake had to win. And that was that.
As I watched the dunk contest tonight, I could only come to this conclusion..I think it went down something like this: Before the dunk contest, McGee was made aware that Blake was going to win the dunk contest. He just was; no explanation. The NBA wanted no other outcome. So they said, "Hey Javale, throw out your best dunks in the first round. Everyone will notice you. People will remember your name. Blake will quietly advance to the finals, you get your moment, then Blake wins the finals." McGee had no choice but to play a role in this Blakean drama.
As someone else noted on this board, McGee's first dunk was the dunk of the night. No way Griffin even attempts something like that. Why bring out the second rim for your first dunk? I gotta save that for the finals. I argue that his other two dunks were also better than Blake's signature dunk where he jumped over a car. I thought it was gimmicky and a much lower degree of difficulty than anything Javale did previously. He just jumped over the hood. You jump over the whole car, I get excited. I think he gets that high on most of his dunks when a car isn't there. And I liked how we only ever saw the top half of B-Diddy sticking out the moon roof. What are the odds that there was a girl in the car blowing him?
Then we come to Mcgee's last dunk. You don't have five dunks Javale? After three sublime dunks, Javale threw up a white flag dunk for the climatic last dunk of the night. Allegedly, Serge Ibaka stole one of his dunks and he was so confused that he panicked and couldn’t think of anything but to throw the ball of the backboard and do a worse version of a dunk Blake had previously performed. If this story is true, he would of known that it probably wasn't a good idea to do that dunk like the moment Ibaka did it. That was in the first round! He had like 15 minutes to think! Isn’t CWebb supposed to be his coach. What were they doing while the other people were dunking? You're telling me they only practiced four dunks? And he already had one nasty dunk in his first attempt in the finals before he became suddenly mystified. Going into his last dunk, if he does anything like his first three, he wins the title.
But wait, was there a dunk before his panicked flub? I need someone to help me out here because I was working at a bar bouncing tonight while the dunk contest was on and I wasn't sure what was going on. I thought I saw McGee do a dunk right away when the 2:00 clock started but everyone was still shitting their pants over Blake's sedan leaping Hollywood stunt. Did this really happen? Was it a replay? Why was everyone standing around looking like they had no idea what was going on? Did anyone else see it? Am I tripping? I haven't seen it again on any of the replays. This is what I saw: McGee did a dunk. No one paid attention. Javale knew the score. He quietly did his dunk of concession.
Please help me out here.