"I wanted to jump over a convertible, but I wasn't allowed to," he said. "It had to be a Kia Optima."
Griffin's initial proposal was to jump over the whole car rather than just the hood of it, like he ended up doing with the Optima—which, of course, is the official vehicle of the NBA:
"I don't know if you guys have stood next to a Kia Optima, but it's a pretty tall vehicle, and there's no way I was going to make it over the entire thing, over Baron Davis in the sunroof," he said. "So I opted for the hood, and then everyone was pissed that I jumped over the hood, like, 'That was super easy.' So it was just a lose-lose situation for me."
Griffin still won the contest, despite considering it a "lose-lose."