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Blake Griffin officially named NBA Rookie of the Year

May 4, 2011 |  2:39 pm

Clippers forward Blake Griffin was given the NBA's Rookie of the Year Award Wednesday afternoon at the team's training complex.

Griffin received all 118 first-place votes and was the first unanimous pick for the rookie award since the Spurs David Robinson in 1990.

Griffin, who was the No. 1 pick in the 2009 NBA draft, missed the entire 2009-10 season because of an injured knee. Because he didn't play that season he was considered a rookie for the 2010-11 campaign and he played in all 82 games for the Clippers and averaged 22.5 points and 12.1 rebounds a game.


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Photo: Blake Griffin goes to the basket against Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka. Credit: Larry W. Smith / EPA