Oct 19, 2011, 4:59 PM EST
According to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, Clippers forward, reigning Rookie of the Year, reigning Dunk Contest Champion, and former Oklahoma college superstar Blake Griffin will not be playing in a star-studded exhibition game this Sunday because of a cut he suffered while in the ocean:
Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin has been forced to pull out of the Sunday charity exhibition game in Oklahoma City co-headlined by Kevin Durant because of a cut on his right foot, according to sources close to Griffin.
The former Oklahoma standout sustained a cut while in the ocean that required “a few stitches,” according to one source.
The injury is not serious, sources said, but will prevent Griffin from playing in the game Sunday night at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, which holds roughly 14,000 for basketball games.
While players like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Paul will also be participating in the game, CBS’ Royce Young does make the point that Griffin being out takes away from the game’s “battle for Oklahoma” storyline, as Durant is the best player in Thunder history and Griffin had one of the best Oklahoma college careers in recent memory.
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