Blake Griffin dunks in the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse.

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Earlier this week it was announced that Los Angeles Clippers rising star Blake Griffin would be one of the contestants in this year’s dunk contest. Well it seems Mr. Griffin decided to use the Denver Nuggets as practice last night by posterizing what seemed to be every player wearing a blue jersey. Griffin dumped in 22 points, grabbed 18 boards, and showed off his passing prowess, handing out 7 assists as the Clippers won 106-93.

Griffin will join Serge Ibaka from the Oklahoma City Thunder, Javale McGee of the Washington Wizards, and Brandon Jennings of the Milwaukee Bucks (apparently LeBron changed his mind yet again, you know how he is with decisions.)

If you’re money is on anyone but Blake Griffin then you will want to take a look through our Sneaker Watch coverage and re-evaluate. Although as the smallest dunker participating, Brandon Jennings at 6 foot 1 inch tall could surprise many people when the Dunk Contest on February 19th that is, if it wasn’t taking place Blake Griffin’s home court at the Staple’s Center in Los Angeles.

Check out today’s coverage in the photos below courtesy of ESPN.

Sneaker Watch: A look at what the pros wear.
Blake Griffin dunks wearing the Nike Air Max Fly By PEBlake Griffin dunks wearing the Nike Air Max Fly By PE.

Michael Beasley in the adidas TS Heat Check.Michael Beasley in the adidas TS Heat Check.

Larry Sanders scores wearing the Converse Star Player EVO.Larry Sanders scores wearing the Converse Star Player EVO.

John Wall wearing the Reebok Zig Slash.John Wall wearing the Reebok Zig Slash.

Eric Bledsoe wearing the Nike Air Max LeBron VIII.Eric Bledsoe wearing the Nike Air Max LeBron VIII.

Leandro Barbosa wearing the adidas adiZero Rose.Leandro Barbosa wearing the adidas adiZero Rose.

Chris Paul wearing the newly available Jordan CP3.IV.Chris Paul wearing the newly available Jordan CP3.IV.

Antawn JamisonAntawn Jamison in the adidas Infiltrate.

Dwight Howard in the adidas TS Beast.Dwight Howard in the adidas TS Beast.

Jrue Holiday drives in the adidas Infiltrate.Jrue Holiday drives in the adidas Infiltrate.

Derrick Rose in the adidas adiZero Rose.Derrick Rose in the adidas adiZero Rose.

Kobe Bryant wearing the Nike Zoom Kobe VI.Kobe Bryant wearing the Nike Zoom Kobe VI.