Nothing has slowed, even the slightest, for Clippers rookie power forward Blake Griffin during this All-Star Weekend break (if you can call it that) from his regular-season schedule.
Commercial spots, photo shoots and nonstop interviews during the Clippers' two-week trip gave way Thursday to Griffin practicing for Friday night's rookie-sophomore game and appearing on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
Questions were raised whether Griffin would curtail or eliminate any of his planned All-Star activities after the death Wednesday of his close friend and former high school teammate Wilson Holloway, who had been battling Hodgkin's lymphoma.
But Griffin took part in his scheduled appearances Thursday and the Clippers said he would continue with the rest of his events, on and off the court. After the rookie-sophomore game, Griffin will compete in the slam dunk contest Saturday and play in the All-Star game Sunday.