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Griner, Griffin III Dunk Contest: Who Wins?

Posted by Stephen Czarda on April 15, 2013 – 2:01 pm


On Monday, former Baylor Bear and projected number one overall pick in tonight’s WNBA Draft, Brittney Griner, spoke all things basketball as she prepares for the biggest night of her hoops career.

Griner is a two-time National Player of the Year and led the Lady Bears to their first undefeated season in school history during her junior year, and topped it off with a championship banner.

2011 featured perhaps the best sports year in the Waco school’s history as Griner’s fellow Bear, Robert Griffin III, won the school’s first Heisman Trophy as No. 10 had nearly 5,000 combined yards and 47 touchdowns.

While the two have remained friends even after Griffin III was taken with the second pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Griner has challenged him to a dunking contest.

Can No. 10 take down the great dunker in women’s basketball history?

During her career in a Baylor uniform, Griner dunked the ball 18 times.

Yes, that is not a typo, that is a fact.

Griner’s 18 slams are more than every other women’s player in NCAA history…combined.

While basketball isn’t Griffin III’s forte, he would have no problem getting above the rim to put down a few highlight reel throw downs.

Remember in high school, Griffin III was the Texas state record holder for two different hurdle races and was a member of the  2007 Boys All-USA Track and Field team.

At the 2012 NFL Combine, Griffin III wowed everyone in attendance and at home, as his vertical jump reach an epic 39″, unprecedented heights for a quarterback.

In Griner, many have predicted that the Baylor product can take the league by storm in her rookie season (sounds familiar, right?), and have compared her to Lebron James. Without even donning a WNBA jersey yet, Griner has James beat in one category:  hand size.

So, which Baylor Bear would claim victory in a slam dunk showdown?

We’ll leave you with this video of Griffin III’s monstrous slam for No. 1o’s case at victory. [Note-explcit language in the video.]

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