There’s mounting evidence that the best dunkers in the NBA either play for Oklahoma City or are from the OKC.
ESPN SportsCenter’s poll this morning asks viewers to vote for their favorite dunk of the NBA season. Two Thunder players — Russell Westbrook and James Harden — are among the five choices, as is OKC-born and University of Oklahoma bred monster dunker Blake Griffin.
Toronto forward DeMar DeRozan’s poster dunk over Charlotte’s Tyrus Thomas is the news peg for the poll, which could just as easily been a Pick Your Favorite Blake Griffin Dunk poll. Here’s a look at the SportsCenter candidates and a couple that didn’t make their cut but should have. Vote on your favorite with this thought in mind: What if if the NBA Slam Dunk finale is a Griffin-vs.-Westbrook showdown?
Russell Westbrook over the Rockets’ Shane Battier
Russell Westbrook tip jam vs. the Nets
James Harden over the Cavaliers’ J.J. Hickson
Blake Griffin dunkfest (pick one) against the Knicks
DeMar DeRozan over the Bobcats’ Tyrus Thomas
Derrick Rose vs. the Knicks