Video: Kia releases Blake Griffin dunking over Optima commercial

Blake Griffin dunks over 2011 Kia Optima
Blake Griffin dunks over 2011 Kia Optima

If you’ve been watching any ESPN lately, you know you can’t go a day without seeing LA Clipper’s Blake Griffin and his famous dunk over a 2011 Kia Optima. While we thought the dunk was pretty lame (since all Blake was do was jump over the hood) and some what of a marketing gimmick (since Kia is the official sponsor of the NBA), Kia is milking the event for all it’s worth.

Kia has just released a new commercial showing Blake’s ‘I believe I can fly’ dunk in super slow motion.

Hit the jump for the commercial.

Refresher: The base 2011 Kia Optima is powered by a 200 hp, 2.0L GDI turbo 4-cylinder. Buyers can also opt for a 274-hp 2.0L GDI 4-cylinder turbo. Available in three trims, LX, EX and SX, the 2011 Kia Optima is on sale now with a starting price tag of $18,995. The 2.4-liter Theta II hybrid Optima is on sale now as well.

2011 Kia Optima:

2011 Kia Optima

– By: Omar Rana