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Blake Griffin's All-Star nod is special

Updated: February 3, 2011, 9:33 PM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

There have been several rookies deserving of All-Star selections since fans voted Yao Ming as the All-Star center in 2003: LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul and Derrick Rose.

And yet the Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin has been the only one of that elite group selected as an All-Star by the league's coaches.

The reason why is a bit of a riddle: They chose him because he never expected or assumed he'd be chosen.

For players like Griffin, Rose, Paul, Durant and ...

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