All-access at the NBA All-Star Game [video]

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Blake Griffin wins the Sprite Slam Dunk [video]

Here are the highlights:

JaVale McGee, DeMar DeRozan and Serge Ibaka also put on a good show, but McGee wasn’t going to beat Griffin in a fan vote in the finals. McGee’s two-ball and three-ball dunks were impressive, but it took him a while to make them, which lessened their impact, at least with the fans.

I think this will be the ‘forgotten dunk’ of this contest since DeRozan didn’t make the finals and the dunk (somehow) didn’t make the NBA highlight:

Blake Griffin’s 137 dunks [video]

This video should get everyone ready for the dunk contest tonight (8 PM ET, TNT). It compiles all 137 of Griffin’s pre-All-Star dunks.

Wall, Cousins lead rookies to win

Rookie team’s John Wall of the Washington Wizards holds up the MVP trophy after the Rookie team beat the Sophomores during the Rookie Challenge as part of NBA All-Star weekend in Los Angeles, California, February 18, 2011. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

Rookies 148, Sophomores 140

Wall racked up a record 22 assists to win the MVP award, Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins had 33 points and 14 rebounds, and the rookies rallied to beat the sophomores 148-140 at the NBA’s All-Star weekend Friday night.

Blake Griffin scored 14 points for the rookies in front of the high-flying Clippers forward’s ecstatic home crowd, sticking to his commitment to play in the game even after making the West team for Sunday’s All-Star game.

It should be noted that the Sophs were at something of a disadvantage since they lost Griffin, 2009’s #1 pick, to a season-ending knee injury last season, so now he’s considered a rookie.

There was virtually no defense being played, as the Rookies shot 64% from the field while the Sophs shot almost 55%. James Harden led the Sophs with 30 points while DeJuan Blair chipped in with 28 points and 15 rebounds. Just four of the game’s 18 players failed to score in double digits (Taj Gibson, Brandon Jennings, Derrick Favors and Eric Bledsoe).

Check out this crazy alley-oop from Wall to Griffin:

Blake Griffin bangs his head on the backboard [video]

We all knew this day was coming…

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