There will be a new dunk champion this year. Why? Blake Griffin has already denied that he will be in this year's competition.
NBA has created a dunk ladder for this season and at the top is Blake Griffin. Right below him is the King himself, LeBron James. Both players would be clear cut choices for the competition, yet both do not want to attend.
The great thing about the NBA, LBJ and Griffin aren't the only players who can throw it down. There are many others in the league that will be considered for this, like John Wall, Deandre Jordan, and maybe even rookie Derrick Williams.
Those are just some to be considered. Here are the four who NEED to be in the 2012 Sprite Slam Dunk Competition.