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Guy says it was his idea for Griffin to leap car

Posted on: February 22, 2011 12:31 pm
Posted by Royce Young

Here's something you really shouldn't care about, but I'm telling you anyway. Via TMZ, some guy named Michael Scrivner is actually the one who gave Blake Griffin the idea to jump over a car, even including the part about an oop through the sun roof.

Scrivner claims he was watching ESPN when Griffin asked for ideas, so he sent Griffin a Twitter response laying out his car dunk idea.

Seeing how the world works with people obsessed with getting credit and shoutouts, Scrivner is mad and wants Griffin to acknowledge his idea. He told TMZ, "He could have at least given me a shout out! ... If he already had the idea for the dunk, why go on SportsCenter asking for ideas? It would be one thing if I had said to just dunk over a car, but the dunk was spot on everything I suggested.”

Hang on, give me five minutes. I need to run headfirst into this wall real quick.

If you check the guy's Twitter timeline out, it's definitely as he says. He put that idea out to Griffin, no doubt. And he hasn't shut up about getting "snubbed" since.

Following the dunk contest Saturday, Griffin was asked specifically about where he got the idea for the car dunk. He said, ""It was actually my idea to use the car. When they first came to me with the dunk contest idea, they said there was no rules. I was like, 'So I can jump over a car?' kind of playing around. He was like, 'Yeah.' And I was like, 'Oh, maybe I have to do it now.'"

Most of the contestants were discussing their inclusion to the dunk contest in early December, so obviously Griffin had the car idea well before Feb. 8. Maybe it was indeed the guy's idea to utilize the sunroof, but then again, who freaking cares whose idea it was? Like I said, you don't deserve any "props" for that. You don't need Griffin to stop and say, "Oh, and by the way, the idea to use the sunroof for an oop came from Michael Scrivner of Twitter. That would be at yoscrib. That's scrib, with a b on the end."

Another thing: It's the dunk contest. It's not a script that was nominated for an Oscar. I don't think there's plagiarizing in dunk contest ideas. Besides, you GAVE him the idea anyway! That was the whole point. I don't think there was ever any condition where Griffin was supposed to reciprocate with props if he used it.

And the fact TMZ headlined this calling it a "SCANDAL"? Oh my goodness. Somebody hand me a meat mallet. I need to hit myself in the face.

Sheesh. Why am I even writing about this? See, this is what happens when Carmelo finally goes and gets himself traded.

Since: Oct 1, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2011 6:34 pm

Guy says it was his idea for Griffin to leap car

  The dunk contest is ridiculous.  How difficult is dunking when you are 6'8?  It would be like getting one of those adjustable poles and setting it to 9 feet for those of average height.  I would be an animal at 5'10 with a nine foot basket.  There is no skill here at all; at least the 3 point competition takes a little skill.  I bet I could jump a go kart; do a 360 and dunk on that 9 foot basket no problem.

Since: Oct 5, 2010
Posted on: February 22, 2011 4:01 pm

Guy says it was his idea for Griffin to leap car

Go get some fame legitimately !!!! This guy just wants his 5 minutes of fame!!!

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2011 2:55 pm

Guy says it was his idea for Griffin to leap car

Who cares? The dunk was nowhere near as good as everyone seems to think it was. If you want to dunk over a car, dunk over the roof. Jumping over the hood is weak.

Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2011 1:52 pm

Guy says it was his idea for Griffin to leap car

Wow, an attention whore on Twitter. Who woulda thunk it? Undecided

Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: February 22, 2011 1:19 pm

Guy says it was his idea for Griffin to leap car

Blake has had many better dunks during games this season. The car thing was alright. I would have been more impressed if he jumped over the open sunroof, caught the ball between his legs and then dunked it. Going over the hood is easy.

This tweeter's 15 minutes of lame, I mean fame, are right now!

Since: Jul 11, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2011 12:52 pm

Guy says it was his idea for Griffin to leap car

Hate to break it to everyone, but Griffin isn't even the first to do a dunk over a car.  Demetrius Hook Mitchell did that dunk over 15 years ago.  I heard people on Sportscenter even claim Griffin was the first.  Not that his dunk wasn't great, which it was, but it's simply been done before (Mitchell is said to have actually done a 360 over the car).  And by the way:  he was 5'9".

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