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That Sports Girl: The Blake Show’s Dallas Connection

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137298849 8 That Sports Girl: The Blake Shows Dallas Connection

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers dribbles against Brendan Haywood #33 of the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center on January 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Mavericks cancelled their morning shootaround prior to their game against the Clippers Monday. That gave us plenty of time to spend with the Los Angeles team that is stealing some star power from that other team in the City of Angels.

It goes without saying that Blake Griffin is one the league’s best young stars. He’s also one of the most likeable. He’s an uber-talented, marketable, smart young man who is also a thoughtful, humble interview.

The Oklahoma graduate’s parents are staying north of the Red River tonight, but he will still have a long list of fans inside the American Airlines Center tonight. Griffin has family and ton of friends who live in Dallas.

“I’ll have a nice little ticket list tonight,” he lamented with a smile.

I asked him which team those family members cheer for.

“They root for the Mavs when we’re not playing,” he said. “But, you know, they’ve started to watch a lot of west coast games.”

Understandably.

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