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Blake Griffin rocked rim eight times during All-Star Game first quarter dunking demo (video)

Kyrie Irving may have taken home the hardware after being named MVP of the 2014 NBA All-Star Game, the high-flying showcase put on by Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin easily rivaled the Cleveland Cavaliers dominant performance, especially in light of the fact that Griffin had an entire highlight reel compiled by the NBA for his first quarter performance alone.

Griffin put on an absolute dunking clinic in the first quarter — slamming home an incredible eight rim-rockers.

Griffin scored 38 points in the Western Conference’s loss to its Eastern Conference counterparts and set an All-Star Game record for most field goals made (19) in a game as well as the most (nine) ever made in a single quarter.

Griffin said a few weeks ago that he had no intentions of ever entering another slam dunk contest but later backed off those comments a bit. Either way, if he can pull off this kind of performance during the actual game — where virtually no defense is played of course — what’s the point of him taking part in the actual contest? The Slam Dunk Contest in its current incarnation is hackneyed, contrived and pretty boring anyway.