DeMar DeRozan was a victim of the Blake Griffin effect on Saturday night at the NBA Slam Dunk Contest, but still put on one heck of a show for the Staples Center crowd. In his first dunk, DeRozan took a pass off the stanchion, put it between his legs and jammed it. For his efforts, though, he was only rewarded with a 44, good for fourth-place at the end of the first round.
In the second round, DeRozan got stupid, throwing down a powerful reverse windmill dunk. The 50 from the judges for the second dunk wasn't enough and DeRozan was sent packing as JaVale McGee and Griffin headed into the final round.
If that dunk is a 50, his first dunk should've been a 100. DeRozan got robbed, but any of the four competitors also could've made a case for making the final round.
The 2010 dunk contest was a rare case where all four dunkers deserved a pass into the last round. All four threw down terrific dunks, putting on a show for the fans at Staples Center and watching at home.
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