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Blake Griffin donating Kia to benefit charity

Photo: Clippers power forward Blake Griffin easily clears the hood of a car as he takes an alley-oop pass from teammate Baron Davis (peeking through sunroof) for what proved to be the winning dunk in the Slam Dunk contest on Saturday night at Staples Center. Credit: Mark J. Terrill / Associated PressThere is another reason to catch newly minted rookie of the year Blake Griffin tonight on "Conan" on TBS.

Remember the Kia sedan that Griffin jumped over to win the Slam Dunk Contest during All-Star weekend?

The Clippers' Griffin is going to announce on Conan O'Brien's show that he will be donating the car for a charity auction on AutoTrader.com with proceeds benefiting Stand Up To Cancer. Griffin dedicated the All-Star weekend to his close friend Wilson Holloway, who died after a three-year fight with Hodgkin's lymphoma. Holloway died a few days before All-Star weekend and Griffin was one of the pallbearers at his funeral back home in Oklahoma

"I am honored to memorialize Wilson's legacy by helping raise funds for cancer research," Griffin said in a statement. "Wilson was an inspiration to everybody who knew him, and a very dear friend and teammate."

The auction started Thursday at 6 p.m. and runs through 6 p.m. on May 15. Additionally, Stand Up To Cancer has a fund-raising site called: Team Blake: In Honor of My Friend Wilson Holloway. The web address is www.su2c.org/BlakeDunk.

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Photo: Clippers power forward Blake Griffin easily clears the hood of a car as he takes an alley-oop pass from teammate Baron Davis (peeking through sunroof) for what proved to be the winning dunk in the Slam Dunk contest on Saturday night at Staples Center. Credit: Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press

 
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