And then there were eight. Actually, there really are only four left - Blake Griffin has an incredible four dunks that have made it to the Elite Eight round of The Hoops Manifesto's 2010/11 NBA Dunk of the Year Tournament. We selected 16 of the best dunks from the 2010/11 NBA season and paired them up in a single elimination tournament and we're on to the Elite Eight round. The rules are pretty simple: you, the reader, vote for which dunk is the best between each pair (please only vote once per dunk - no ballot stuffing - that's why a valid e-mail address is required for each voting ballot). Each round of voting will be open for a week and we'll continue until we have crowned our champion.
Our friends at adidas have generously offered up a pair of their brand new adiZero Crazy Lights to be given away. Every person who votes in the contest will be entered in a random draw with one lucky person winning the pair of shoes. There are three ways to increase your chances of winning the shoes: 1) make sure to vote in each and every round of the tournament, 2) hit the Facebook Like button on the story to earn an extra entry in the draw, and 3) hit the Tweet button to earn an extra entry.
So let's get the show on the road - voting for the Elite Eight round ends this Sunday at midnight Eastern.
Blake Griffin on Danilo Gallinari:
Blake Griffin on Rodney Stuckey:
Taj Gibson on Dwyane Wade:
Kevin Durant on Brendan Haywood:
Dwight Howard on Jrue Holiday:
Blake Griffin Alley Oop:
Blake Griffin on Timofey Mozgov:
This round of voting is now closed. Please click here to go to the Final Four round.