Friday, January 23, 2015

Former Sooner Blake Griffin Named All-Star Game Starter

Former Sooner star and current Clippers forward Blake Griffin will start in the NBA All-Star Game for the fourth straight year.

It also marks the fifth straight All-Star appearance overall for Griffin, who was named tonight on TNT’s live show as a Western Conference starter, along with Stephen Curry, Kobe Bryant, Anthony Davis and Marc Gasol.

“It is a great honor to make the All-Star team,” Griffin said. “I want to thank all of the fans who voted for me as a starter. I am excited to represent the Clippers and Los Angeles in New York City next month.”

Griffin said earlier this week that All-Star weekend is for the fans, and he said even then it was an honor to be leading the vote and be slated to start.

Griffin’s averaging 23 points, 7.6 rebounds and a career-high five assists per game this season. He scored 38 points in last year’s All-Star game, setting a franchise record and marking the third most points in All-Star Game history. (Clippers/NBA PR)

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