Regarding Clark Matthews Commentary (Sports, With dunk contest, NBA is grooming Ibaka for stardom) in the Jan. 12 Gazette promoting Serge Ibaka of the Thunder over Blake Griffin to win the NBAs Slam Dunk Contest:
Im sure that the vast majority of Oklahomans want Griffin to win the contest. He is a native Oklahoman and was a star at the University of Oklahoma where he was the Naismith College Player of the Year. Further, he is sure to be the NBA Rookie of the Year, joining Sam Bradford as NFL Rookie of the Year in the same year!
Ibaka is a great athlete and may win it, but the state as a whole will be happier if Blake wins. Some 75 percent of Oklahomans are OU fans, according to polls by The Oklahoman over the last few years. Oh, there are jealous Aggies, probably like you, who want Serge to win.
Ogle in your Web address probably tells all. You are Lost indeed.
E. Frank Gilson
Gilson is an OU alum and donor.